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Cambridge Associates – Clean Tech Company Performance (Q1-2018)

To monitor the gross company-level returns of clean tech investments made by venture capital and private equity partnerships, Cambridge Associates LLC (CA) screened over 80,000 investments held by the over 7,300 funds in its Private Investments Performance Database to identify clean tech investments. The resulting clean tech sample analyzed in this report includes 1,538 investments in 933 companies across 570

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FSU – New Global Entrepreneurship Center Wins Distinguished Design Award

Great news from our educational partners at Florida State University (FSU). We love to see the impact that we have on educating and supporting entrepreneurs around the world. “The Jim Moran Building was designed as a tribute to the long-standing legacy of automotive pioneer Jim Moran,” said Randy Blass, executive director of the Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship. “The

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Reuters – How GDPR in EU is Harming Online Advertising

Large technology companies such as Google and Facebook and big publishers are unlikely to feel detrimental effects from the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation, but ad tech firms including Kargo and Verve are withdrawing business from Europe, and even advertising company giants are feeling the effects, writes Kate Holton. “Advertisers were cautious about spending money in supply chains that they

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US Small Business Administration – Small Business Optimism at 35 Year High

Small businesses are a key driver of the U.S. economy. When small businesses succeed, so does the U.S. More than 99 percent of U.S. businesses are small businesses, and they employ a full 48 percent of the American workforce. In December 2017, President Donald Trump signed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act into law, giving these entrepreneurs and the rest

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What Do You Say in Your First Meeting with a Venture Capitalist?

What founders should know about that first meeting with VCs Entrepreneurs should understand certain things before going to their introductory meeting with a venture capitalist, writes Paul Maeder, chairman and founding partner of Highland Capital Partners. “Come prepared, not just with information about your company but with what you are looking for in a financing partner,” he writes. LEARN MORE

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IRS Proposes Big Tax Break for Sole Proprietor Entrepreneurs

IRS issues proposed regulations on new 20 percent deduction for passthrough businesses The Internal Revenue Service issued proposed regulations for a new provision allowing many owners of sole proprietorships, partnerships, trusts and S corporations to deduct 20 percent of their qualified business income. The new deduction — referred to as the Section 199A deduction or the deduction for qualified business

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Tax Foundation Report – The Benefits of Cutting the Corporate Income Tax Rate

Before the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), the U.S. had one of the highest statutory corporate income tax rates in the developed world at 35 percent. Now, the federal corporate income tax rate sits at a much more competitive 21 percent, which brings the combined average state and federal tax rate (25.7 percent) closer to the average for developed

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Stanford Business School Paper – How Do Venture Capitalists Make Decisions?

Inside the Secret World of Venture Capital The Stanford Venture Capital Initiative is quietly assembling a massive database from people who prefer to stay mum The authors develop a valuation model for venture capital-backed companies and apply it to 135 U.S. unicorns — private companies with reported valuations above $1 billion. They value unicorns using financial terms from legal filings

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