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Box: Let’s Take A Closer Look

The cloud computing industry has gained quite a bit of traction within the past year alone, with many companies launching and existing companies going public. Some of the most well-known companies within the industry are Microsoft, Google, Amazon, Dropbox and Box. Out of the above mentioned companies there is one …

A History of Venture Capital: Part Two

In our last post, you learned about pre-WWII “venture capitalism”, which bears only a slight resemblance to the practice today. After the war, the US went through a few changes that created the perfect environment for the business to flourish into what we now know. 1958: Venture Capitalism might not …

A History of Venture Capital: Part One

In the last 35 years, venture capitalists invested more than $441 billion in over 57,000 companies in the United States alone. That’s pretty impressive if you ask me—many of those investments, from Google to Starbucks and even the pacemaker, have become permanently entwined in our daily lives. But like most …

Blood, Sweat, and Living Out of Your Car

When someone signs on to start their own company, they dive into a pool of competitors that is very tough to swim out of. Deciding to be an entrepreneur requires hard work that will redefine hard work. It will be a while before the company takes off, and before it …

Is Investing in a Private Equity Firm the Best Option for Best Buy?

The question currently challenging Best Buy is whether or not staying public or going private would be in the company’s best interest. Richard Schulze, the founder of Best Buy, is the largest shareholder even though he recently resigned from the company’s board of directors. The Wall Street Journal recognizes Best …