It’s time to disrupt the venture capital world

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We are set to disrupt the way startup investments are made.

Billions of dollars are flowing through Venture Capital Companies into startups. And that is an incredibly important development to bring more innovation, disruptive thinking and many more businesses to life. However, the Kauffman Foundation, a pretty influential force in the VC world, has expressed their frustration in a recent report:

 

 

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Crowdfunding – Finding Money in the Crowds

Crowdfunding and bootstrappers are a marriage made in heaven


If you know anything about crowdsourcing, you will need to pay close attention to what’s happening in the area of crowdfunding. Whatever startup venture you may be working on, there seems to be a crowdfunding option waiting for you. To start here are 11 examples of crowdfunding, many of them in creative domains.

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Startup Junkie Underground Features Perry Evans, Founder of MapQuest

Startup Junkie Underground Features Perry Evans, Founder of MapQuest

Joe Pezzillo, Perry Evans and Joy Milkowski at the Startup Junkie Underground

On Monday night the DaVinci Institute’s Startup Junkie Underground hosted Perry Evans, founder of such successful companies as MapQuest, Jabber, and Local Matters. Over the last fifteen years Evans has raised over $80 million in investor capital and “created value” to the tune of $1.5 billion. These figures are all the more impressive considering Evans spent a large part of his career working for larger companies, until he spun MapQuest out of R.R. Donnelly & Sons in 1994. MapQuest was subsequently acquired by AOL in late 1999 in a stock deal valued at $1.1 billion.

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Seed Capital Boot Camp – How to Find Investors for Your Business

Seed Capital Boot Camp - How to Find Investors for Your Business 

 Yes, there is still money out there for investment!

Seed capital is the early stage money needed to get most businesses off the ground. It is considered a high-risk investment, but one that can reap major rewards if the company becomes a growth enterprise. This type of funding is often obtained in exchange for an equity stake in the enterprise, although with less formal contractual overhead than standard equity financing.

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Pushing the iLimits

Pushing the iLimits  

 iFart Mobile developed by internet entrepreneur and best selling author Joel Comm

The mother of invention is probably wagging a finger at creative genius Joel Comm as he wears a smug smile. One can easily appreciate Comm’s remarkable Internet marketing genius. Everyone has thought of it, but he’s among the few who puts ideas – no matter how crazy – to work. By the way, mother probably wants to think twice about pulling Comm’s finger.

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