venture capital for startups Archive

Venture capital is a hell of a drug

There has been a lot of money sloshing around the startup world for the past few years. Cheap and accessible capital has advantages: More founders get the opportunity to pursue big dreams and previously “unfundable companies” not only raise huge amounts of money, but some ultimately achieve unicorn status. Discussions about the downside of this trend are usually related to systemic risks, like the perpetual …

You earn a million dollars a year and can’t get funded?

The funding environment is so overheated that it often seems like no idea is too silly to attract investment. You might be surprised by how many companies struggle to raise money — even those that manage to bootstrap their way to a million dollars (or more) in revenue. Plenty of startups that are going concerns, led by compelling founders, have struggled to raise funding. They’ve …