Tag Archives: venture capital

winning

Why Former NFL Player Mike Brown’s Company Is One That Keeps on Winning

Win-Win enters Batch 20 of 500 Startups, the Stanford of Accelerators.

Winning is an option. See how former NFL player Mike Brown will be taking his…

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Hustlers

Hustlers Make the Best Entrepreneurs

Marlon Nichols, founder and general partner of Cross Culture Ventures, wants to know, "do you have hustle?"

Marlon Nichols, General Manager of Cross Culture Ventures, shares the character traits he looks for…

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Venture Capital

Is Your Company Ripe for Venture Capital?

It’s best that you know if your company qualifies, so you aren’t wasting time

Many people start businesses that are not ripe for Venture Capital investment. Before you get…

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Venture Capitalist

How to Successfully Pitch a Venture Capitalist in One Minute

Venture capitalist Monique Woodard shares tips on how to pitch a VC

The number one thing that you should know when pitching a VC is that you…

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Donald Thompson

Ex-McDonald’s CEO Don Thompson Launches Venture Capital Group

Cleveland Avenue, the investment group and accelerator founded by former McDonald's CEO Don Thompson, offers VC funding to support food and beverage business concepts

McDonald’s former top executive Don Thompson has begun a second act in his career. This…

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venture capital

Why I Stopped Raising Venture Capital

I stopped pitching and started building

BE’s Sequoia Blodgett shares her journey into the entrepreneurship tech space after being engulfed in…

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Monique Woodward

The Importance of Investing in Black and Latino Entrepreneurs

Monique Woodard, a venture partner for 500 Startups, discusses why her funding strategy is focused on black and Latino founders

Monique Woodward, a Venture Partner at 500 Startups, tells Black Enterprise about her decision to…

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pitch deck

How to Prepare a Pitch Deck That Gets Funding

Components from my pitch deck that got me funding from a legendary VC

BE’s Associate Tech Editor shares key components from her pitch deck that helped her receive…

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pay gap

5 Tips for Raising the First Round of Capital for Your Startup

Advice to fellow founders preparing to raise Series A funding for the first time

Black and Latino entrepreneurs are shut of out funding circles for the most part. Companies…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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drones

Get Ready for the Upcoming Drone Overtake

Drones will soon be flying almost everywhere

The commercial sector is so ripe for drone penetration that many companies previously focused on…

By Samara Lynn

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Tyra Banks

Tyra Banks Joins ‘Funded’: A New Reality Show Awarding $1 Million to Entrepreneurs

Similar to ABC's popular reality show "Shark Tank," startups and their mentors will face off to get venture capital

ABC’s widely popular series Shark Tank draws more than 7 million viewers weekly. Now NBC…

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investors

Win $1 Million in Cash and In-kind Prizes to Help Get Your Startup Off the Ground

Accelerate Michigan's Innovation Challenge helps entrepreneurs attract investors

Investors and entrepreneurs—many in high-tech fields–are no longer just looking to Silicon Valley or even…

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diversity

Urban Co-Lab Releases Austin Startup Diversity Report

Urban Co-Lab's report reveals that, when it comes to minority and women-owned startups, it's business as usual, with little funding or access. But, there is some good news

Urban Co-Lab has released its inaugural 2016 report, Austin Startup Diversity. The report examines the…

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raise money

Webinar Teaches Entrepreneurs to Raise Money From Investors, Accelerators, and Family

Businesswoman Chanel Martin offers first-hand tips in an upcoming webinar, after having raised over $500,000 for her own startup ventures

Accessing capital money to start, grow and build a business is major challenge. Helping entrepreneurs…

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Venture Capitalist Kesha Cash Talks Closing the Funding Gap – Part 1

How one company is taking active steps to get you funding

BlackEnterprise.com recently chatted with the founder of investment firm, Impact America Fund, Kesha Cash to…

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Nas Talks About His Love for Hennessy and Venture Capital

Learn how the hip-hop artist, entrepreneur and startup investor is pushing the limits of his potential

2016 marks the 4th year in a row that the rapper, record producer, entrepreneur, and…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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young entrepreneur

Angels and Unicorns: Black Women-Owned Businesses Grow But Raise Very Little Seed Money

A number of groups now cater to women investors and entrepreneurs

Black women represent the fastest-growing group of entrepreneurs in the U.S., with the number of…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Kellee_James

Kapor Capital Announces Diversity and Inclusion ‘Founders Commitment’

Kapor Capital launches major diversity and inclusion effort

New startups and companies already part of Kapor Capital’s portfolio are asked to take part…

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Camelback Ventures Giving Underrepresented Entrepreneurs an Equal Shot

Minorities are less likely to receive investment funding. Aaron Walker is changing that.

Camelback Ventures is a nonprofit social venture fellowship and seed fund. From donations provided by…

By Samara Lynn

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Black Businesses Benefit From $30 Million in Lending With Help From JPMorgan Chase

High loan rejection rate leads to new capital access initiative

JPMorgan Chase and VEDC have teamed to launch The National African American Small Business Loan…

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