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Entrepreneurs that Got Filthy Rich in 2011

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Eric Lefkofsky provided $1 million in seed money to Andrew Mason to develop the idea for the coupon buying site. billion in 2004.

Land of the Freaked-Out

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Investors put less money into new ventures. And did I miss something about the recoveries from the 1990 and 2001 recessions? No evidence.

Should Founders Be Allowed to Take Money off the Table?

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If a company has reached a level of success, has been around for a few years and you believe the company has potential to break out into a much bigger company then you should let the founders take money off of the table.  It’s that simple. Not FU money, but “feed the family&# money. Only then are you truly aligned.

MicroFinance And The New Small Business Owner


An article posted to the Urban Research Monitor , in 2001, delves into this argument. These institutions, most funded by the SBA and community outreach, are given money so that they could provide you with small seed money and education for your new business. You may have this business start-up idea.

This Week in VC with @VCMike Hirshland of Polaris Ventures

Both Sides of the Table

One of the most difficult things to do as a first time entrepreneur is to get to know the investors you might be working with if you accept money.