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This Week’s Best Reading
Video: Dave McClure of 500 Startups
As you read in Wayne's article yesterday, 500 Startups just became the first brand-name venture firm to use crowdfunding to raise a fund. Here's 500 Startups’ Dave McClure, seed investing’s "quickest and loudest mouth" himself, on why he’s publicly asking for cash. Watch it here.
Silicon Valley's Culture of Failure
Though tech start-ups rely on the mantra of 'Fail fast, fail often,' the psychic toll of unrelenting failure simmers just beneath the exuberance. Read more here.
The Real Difference Between Venture Capital and Crowdfunding
Why worry about the difference? The answer might surprise you.
The 4 Most Preventable First-Time Angel Investing Mistakes
As an angel investor, you can reduce your risk by watching out for common red flags. Here’s a checklist you might want to peruse before you make a deal.
With Start-Ups, Does Size Matter?
Is it better to invest in what could be "the next big thing," or in a bunch of "little things" that make a big thing better. Here's the thing…
One Start-up Sector to Watch
New analysis by PricewaterhouseCoopers shows that this sector garnered $1.1 billion from venture capitalists in Q1, up from $871 million one year earlier. See what it is, and what's behind the rise.
Top 10 Real Estate Crowdfunding Platforms
Real estate crowdfunding is thriving. Here are the big guys in the space.
Exit Strategy is an Oxymoron
Most tech entrepreneurs don't even write a business plan, let alone provide details on their exit strategy. Here's why start-up blogger Dharmesh Shah thinks that's a good thing.