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11 Venture Capital Sources Taking Notice of Black Tech Founders

Forums and funds that target minority entrepreneurs

These venture capital sources are targeting minority tech founders. Check them out.

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Carmelo Anthony Co-Founds Venture Capital Firm

Hoop star and Stuart Goldfarb start M7 Tech Partners

Carmelo Anthony has teamed up with the former CEO of Bertelsmann, Stuart Goldfarb, for M7…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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How Venture Capital Helps Drive the Startup Economy

5 Ways To Fund Your Startup Without Investors

With bank financing harder to come by, here are vital alternatives

What’s the alternative outside of self-financing? Here are five ways to fund your startup from…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Know The Real Cost Of Asking For Money

Here are five common funding sources and their long-term implications

There’s no such thing as a free lunch. I mean that literally. If someone offers…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Panelists at the Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference talked about venture capital access. (Image: Patrick Austin/Black Enterprise)

Venture Capital: A Debate on How to Minorities & Women Can Get a Seat at the Table

Panelists at the Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference discuss vital topic

Panelists discussed a key topic during the Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference: minorities and women having…

By Janell Hazelwood

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20 Black Angels Worth Knowing For Minority Startups

The number of black investors funding startups is small but growing

Daymond John helped revolutionize urban fashion in the 1990s as founder, president, and CEO of…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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States And Their Startups Getting The Most Venture Capital

More than $9 billion invested in new companies for Q1 2014

Massachusetts startups received $960 million in early stage financing from a total of 88 deals

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Airbnb Now Valued at $10 Billion

The house-renting service received $500 million in recent investment round

Renting out your spare bedroom has become big business for Airbnb.
The service, founded in…

By Patrick Austin

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Why This Executive Invests Her Own Money to Help Women Open Their Businesses

Lorine Pendleton is leveling the playing field for women entrepreneurs

She currently serves as the US director of business development at the global law firm,…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Companies exploring robotics, like Google, are excited about the artificial intelligence industry taking off.

Facebook, Tesla CEOs Invest in Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence startup Vicarious wants to accomplish the impossible: replicating the human brain.

Companies exploring robotics, like Google, are excited about the artificial intelligence industry taking off.
What do…

By Patrick Austin

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Joshua Reeves, CEO of ZenPayroll.

ZenPayroll Raises $20 Million To Handle Paying Your Employees

ZenPayroll's quick and simple payroll service faces stiff competition from entrenched competitors like ADP, Intuit, and Paychex

ZenPayroll is in direct competition with other, more established payroll solutions

By Patrick Austin

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Venture Capital Firms Profit from Funding Women-led Businesses

Venture Capital Firms Profit from Funding Women-led Businesses

Venture capital firms that invest in women-led businesses see positive returns

Social capital (“who you know and how you know them”) affects funding of women-led firms…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Six Steps to Prepare for Venture Financing

How to avoid potential problems with venture capital funding

Establishing and maintaining good corporate hygiene will pay dividends as you negotiate your venture financing

By Ricardo Bernard

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5 THings to Avoid When Funding Your Startup

Funding for New Startups Declines for First Time in 3 Years

Funding given to new companies was down 24%

VCs invested $26.5 billion in just under 3,700 deals last year, a 10% decline

By C. Daniel Baker

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Venture Capital Access Program Seeks Minority Tech Startups

The Harvard Business School Alumni Angels of Greater New York and the National Association of Investment Companies launched VCAP© to provide entrepreneurs nationwide with access to venture capital

The Venture Capital Access Program (VCAP©) seeks entrepreneurs across the traditional and digital business spectrum.…

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DiversiTech Provides Minority-Owned Tech Startups with Worthwhile Opportunities

The organization connects startups with funding and educational opportunities

The purpose of Christine Johnson’s organization, DiversiTech (short for Diversity in Technology), is not only…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Accessing Fresh Capital Sources

Right now, all sorts of nonprofit causes and entertainment projects can receive cash donations from…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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3 Capital Raising Ideas

Every artist faces the daunting task of scraping together enough money to finance their pet…

By Pamela K. Johnson

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WATCH: How to Raise Venture Capital for a Tech Start-Up

August cover subject, Chuck Baker, discusses his strategy for raising money in Silicon Valley

Fileblaze CEO Chuck Baker shares his three tips for successfully getting funds to launch a…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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The Startup Phase: Steps to Launching a Tech Company

Six tools and resources to get your company up and running

So you’re great with computers, love the latest apps and often advise friends on what…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Anatomy of an Elevator Pitch

5 ways to pitch your small business and guarantee you don't leave money on the table

Okay, so 30-60 seconds may not seem like a lot of time. But in the…

By Tennille M. Robinson

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3 Ways to Make Your Company Attractive to Venture Capitalists

For many companies, venture capital backing provides the best means to quickly expand a business

For many companies, venture capital backing provides the best means to quickly expand a business

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Social Media Insider: Developing Strategy and Securing Backing

Tools, tips, apps and strategies from social media experts and practitioners

Kimberly Stone tells how POSHGLAM became an “IT” website among venture capitalists.

By Renita Burns

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Get Money: 5 Things to Know Before Seeking Venture Capital

Expert advice and resources for entrepreneurs who want to raise financing for their business

The old adage that it takes money to make money has always rung true. And…

By Alan Hughes

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Funding Your Green Business

Position yourself to be considered for venture capital

Carolyn L. Green is co-founder and managing partner of EnerGreen Capital Management, a Radnor, Pennsylvania-based…

By Maya Payne Smart

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Washington Report: Updates From the Capitol

Jobless rate at 16.5 % for African Americans; Fattah jockeys for chairmanship

Commerce Secretary Gary Locke is looking for individuals to serve on a National Advisory Council…

By Joyce Jones

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Giving New Thought to Funding

Philanthropic executive discusses Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking

With the U.S. in the thro es of a national recession, demands for social services have…

By Marcia A. Reed-Woodard

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Quick Tips: What to Ask Yourself Before Applying for Financing

The right questions to ask, financing options to try

While most business owners are at least familiar with some common forms of financing –…

By Renita Burns

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Get In Or Get Left Behind

Five best industries to get venture financing

Black Enterprise, to borrow an old, yet fitting adage, followed the money trail. With the…

By Kingsley Kanu Jr.

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