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Venture Capital Forecast: Good News for Software Firms, Not So Much for Others
current events, Finance, Getting Advanced
Venture Capital Forecast: Good News for Software Firms, Not So Much for Others
10 May 2013

What’s the state of venture capital these days? Continuing a trend that’s been going on for a while now, both the number of VC dollars and the number of VC deals are shrinking, according to the Q1 2013 MoneyTree™ Report from PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) and the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA). VC investment for the quarter declined 12 percent in terms of dollars and 15 percent in the number of deals compared to Q4 2012. What’s behind the decline? Venture capitalists are looking for industries where they can quickly become liquid, whether via IPO, merger or acquisition. Read more…

Should You Turn to Credit Cards for Capital?
Capacity Building, Entrepreneurship, Finance
Should You Turn to Credit Cards for Capital?
1 September 2011

Small business loans were never easy to come by, and political and economic uncertainty are pushing approval rates are even lower. Even though venture capitalists are practically throwing money at startups, at least 91% of that funding goes to men. Though grants for female entrepreneurs do exist, competition is fierce, and a one-time grant of $20,000 may not be enough to finance your business. Read more…

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