Entrepreneurship

Venture Investing In Consumer And Retail: Why It’s Rare, And Why It’s About To Change

Most investing markets are relatively efficient.  Early stage consumer and retail private equity markets are not. Consider this: The United States is the  href="http://selectusa.commerce.gov/industry-snapshots/consumer-goods-industry-united-states.html">largest consumer goods market in the world – worth more than $400 billion. Consumer and retail accounts for roughly 20% of the US economy. The sector is going through a major disruption creating [...]

Financial Budgeting: Your Operating Budget

Developing a useful operating budget is extremely valuable, and extremely challenging. Learn the keys to building an operating budget and using it to track what is going well, and head off the things that aren’t. href="http://www.entrepreneurship.org/Founders-School/The-Art-of-Startup-Finance/Financial-Budgeting-Your-Operating-Budget.aspx?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=FoundersSchool_06_06_2015" target="_blank">...Go To The Video Originally posted on Entrepreneurship.org

Venture Investing In Consumer And Retail: Why It’s Rare, And Why It’s About To Change

Most investing markets are relatively efficient.  Early stage consumer and retail private equity markets are not. Consider this: The United States is the  href="http://selectusa.commerce.gov/industry-snapshots/consumer-goods-industry-united-states.html">largest consumer goods market in the world – worth more than $400 billion. Consumer and retail accounts for roughly 20% of the US economy. The sector is going through a major disruption creating [...]

What We Know About Startups

A startup differs in significant ways from a big company. Be sure you understand the difference. href="http://www.entrepreneurship.org/Founders-School/Startups/What-We-Know-About-Startups.aspx?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=FoundersSchool_05_30_2015">...Watch the Video Originally posted on Entrepreneurship.org

Gameit scores $1.6M to turn mobile ads into a game-playing marketplace

As many as 82 percent of online users ignore ads. One new startup sees that as an opportunity to make mobile ads the game-based front door to shopping. Salt Lake City-based Gameit is announcing today it has landed $1.6 million in seed funding, and is formally moving its game/ad/shopping platform from beta to release. Users [...]

Your First Meeting with a VC (Video)

Kauffman Founders School - The best VC meetings are very dynamic, where both sides are riffing off of each other on strategy, business development and creative ideas. So, if you’re in a meeting with a venture capitalist who’s pushing on new areas, run with it! href="http://www.entrepreneurship.org/Founders-School/Financing-Your-Venture-Venture-Capital/Your-First-Meeting-with-a-VC.aspx?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=FoundersSchool_05_09_2015" target="_blank">…..Watch the Video

Is Venture Capital Right for You?

A video by the Kauffman Foundation It depends. Are you pursuing a massive market opportunity? Do you want to accelerate quickly? Are you ready for an exit in a few years? Because, after all, when VCs invests in your company, they want to see a return after some period of time. href="http://www.entrepreneurship.org/en/Founders-School/Financing-Your-Venture-Venture-Capital/Is-Venture-Capital-Right-for-You.aspx" target="_blank">…..Learn More

Kauffman Founders School Offers Dos and Don’ts for Venture Capital

The newest installment of the Kauffman Founders School video series outlines steps entrepreneurs can take to find, approach, and negotiate with venture capitalists to secure funding that matches their business needs. Venture capitalist Jeff Bussgang, a senior lecturer at Harvard Business School, recommends entrepreneurs research the mindsets, goals, and track records of venture capital firms [...]