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Private Equity fundraising rebounds in the 3Q: Top Cities for Venture Capitals in Q3

According to data released by PitchBook, private equity (PE) fundraising continues to rise from once crisis stricken levels. The primary focus has now shifted to an unlikely source; small Private Equity funds. The third quarter (3Q) of U.S. private equity fundraising in 2013 has shown comparable differences from 2012’s 3Q, …

Entrepeneurship is Sailing

For centuries we’ve asked the question, “quantity or quality” but in the world of entrepreneurship there hasn’t been a definite answer. Do you want to start a huge company or a controlled local one? Put out the most product at the lowest price or the expensive yet customizable, organically grown …

Dodd Frank: On the Books

We are all familiar with the Dodd-Frank Act, but regardless of our opinions on it one thing is clear: it’s going to happen. It represents the most comprehensive financial reform measures taken since the Great Depression, and with such a massive reform comes massive changes. Specifically, in the way your …

Investing Yourself

If it were easy to be a venture capitalist, it would be a much more common resume listing. Being able to identify new and innovative technologies and then generate a high commercial return, at an early stage, is not something you are born with.   And then taking a role to …

Sink or Swim… Or Float

 Which came first—the venture capitalist or the company? This question is a lot easier to solve than the ages-old debate over the chicken and the egg. Yet lately entrepreneurs have forgotten the answer, tying the two together as inseparable organisms. Companies have been around since the dawn of civilization, when …

If You Build It

The question, “What does it take to make a successful company?” runs through every entrepreneur’s mind before he or she dives into the task. After all, anyone familiar with the sport of start-ups and finding investors knows that not all good ideas win. Some fall away despite their potential, just …

VC Social Media Battle

By now you are aware of the social media boom that has been spreading like wildfire across the globe. Social media is making it easier and faster to communicate to people all over the globe. David Teten, a Partner with ff Venture Capital and Founder and Chairman of Harvard Business School Alumni Angels of Greater New …

The Dodd-Frank Act – Implications on Private Equity

With Obama’s re-election, there comes the likely permanence of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the “Dodd-Frank Act”). It is considered to be the most comprehensive financial regulatory reform measure since the Great Depression. While the Dodd-Frank act primarily focuses on attempting to address the issues viewed …