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Venture Capitalists

Learning From Your Investors: Tips From 5 Top Venture Capitalists

Steve Ufford, founder and CEO of Trulioo, shares tips on how entrepreneurs can win over investors

There were more than 12,000 financial technology startups worldwide at the end of 2014, according…

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Marlon Nichols Helps You Become an Investment

Venture capitalist schools you on how to market yourself to investors

Nichols will be at the Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Summit providing insight from an investors point…

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4 Ways To Get Money For Your Business – Which is Right for You?

Assessing what your business needs now and how you should go about getting it

In starting a business you must be tactful. Take a look at the cheat sheet…

By Safon Floyd

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What Matters Most to Venture Capitalists

Tips for perfecting your business pitch

To gain advantage over other startups, you need an understanding of your market, a business…

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East Coast vs. West Coast: It Matters When Pitching Your Business to Investors

11 tips for altering your startup pitch based on your audience and locale

East Coast vs. West Coast was a common theme that came up during several panel…

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[TechConnext Summit] Recap: How to Deliver a Powerful Pitch to Investors

Tips and advice for experienced entrepreneurs and those pitching for the first time

This panel provided an impressive mix of seasoned Silicon Valley veterans as well as a…

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African Tech Startup Scene Skyrockets

Investment capital has doubled since last year to $26.9 million

There are three key factors for the growing interest in African tech investment: an increased…

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[Op Ed] Peeple App is VC Funding Gone Amok

When black-owned startups have difficulty getting VC dollars, it's maddening when silly apps get millions

The Peeple app is valued in the millions and that’s exactly what’s wrong with VC…

By Samara Lynn

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5 Ways to Prepare For an Investor Pitch

Here’s how you can improve your chances raising seed funds from venture capitalists

Here’s how you can improve your chances for an investor pitch by raising seed funds…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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ABC Shark Tank’s Chef Big Shake Goes Up Against Major Brands With Crowdfunding

Shawn Davis launches his Shrimp Burger Revolution Tour

Big Shake is the originator of the original shrimp burger

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Networking Forum Helps Entrepreneurs Meet Investors

National Minority Angel Network kicks off Formation to Funding multicity tour

The National Minority Angel Network (NMAN) debuts its fall 2013 multi-city tour of its Formation…

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Fast-Track Your Business

Boot-camp accelerator programs help entrepreneurs start and grow their enterprises

Business accelerators offer similar assistance and services, but tend to provide an intense, shorter experience—a…

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Push for More Investment in Minority Entreprenuers Emerges

Silicon Valley looks to diversify pool of black and Latino-owned companies

Silicon Valley looks to diversify pool of black and Latino-owned companies

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Hooking Investors

ABC’s Shark Tank co-stars share tips on pitching your business to private financiers

Al Nelson STK night club in Miami, FLAl Nelson landed a deal with two of…

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Daymond John Moderates Early Stage East’s Gathering of Startups & Investors

Venture funding conferences lets entrepreneurs and investors partner up for a day

Start-ups pitch ABC’s Shark Tank co-star Daymond John and other influential investors at Early Stage…

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November 13, 2011 was a historical day for Blacks in tech as CNN's Black In America 4: The New Promised Land: Silicon Valley aired.  The documentary followed eight entrepreneurs from around the country who relocated to Silicon Valley in the summer to launch their Web tech start-ups as part of the NewME Accelerator Program.
	The documentary alone will not create a 100% meritocracy in Silicon Valley but has sparked discussion that didn't exist about Black Web tech start-ups. Kloudco founder Hank Williams  did an interesting analyst in his "Tech Industry Silence is Deafening on #BlackInAmerica"  post. Only three people from Rob Schoble's Influential Tech Industry list joined the discussion. With #BlackInAmerica being a trending topic the night of the doc’s premier, it’s not likely these tech savvy people missed it. As a note, popular start-up publication, TechCrunch, which routinely reports on the demo days and does extensive profiles of the other accelerator participants, didn't mention it at all. In response, here’s my 5-point recap. —Hajj Flemings

5-Point Recap of CNN’s Black In America 4

What steps need to happen to increase our presence in Silicon Valley

Following the premier of CNN’s Black in America 4: The New Promised Land: Silicon Valley,…

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Power Moves: How Your Small Business Can Make Money Now

Simple steps entrepreneurs can use to take your business to the next level

According to the recently released data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s Survey of Business Owners:…

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Venture Capital Investments Decline In 4th Qtr

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Venture capitalists invested less money in U.S. startups in the fourth…

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