What happens when venture capital money runs out?

Feb 26, 2020
The available options for companies are pretty limited.
A woman holds up a sign as people protest outside Uber's corporate headquarters in San Francisco, California on May 8, 2019.
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Pet food makers look to tap the alternative meat market

Feb 25, 2020
From synthetic mouse meat to crickets, pet food makers want to capitalize on the trend.
Cans of dog food are seen on the shelf at a grocery store April 12, 2007 in San Francisco, California.
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Arlan Hamilton: Changing venture capitalism, diversifying business

Jan 8, 2020
"I feel like there is a great mission here and I won't stop until I am obsolete and I'm not needed."
Backstage capital founder, Arlan Hamilton.

Is the startup world OK with motherhood yet?

Mar 15, 2019
Journalist Eliza Boyd says the “needle is moving” when it comes to pregnancy and venture capital.
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Food delivery startup Munchery folds, leaving small businesses on the hook

Feb 19, 2019
In 2018, U.S. venture capital investment surpassed the 2000 dot-com peak for the first time. According to the financial data company PitchBook, investors put some $130 billion into thousands of U.S. companies. Many of these businesses will not make it,…
Three Babes Bakeshop employees at a bake sale protest outside of Sherpa Capital, one of the VC firms that invested in Munchery. 
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There's tons of money in venture capital, as long as you're a big company

Jan 23, 2019
Do early-stage startups still have a chance at funding?
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Investing while foreign-born: The advantages of being an immigrant venture capitalist

Dec 6, 2018
Immigrants comprise 13.2 percent of the U.S. population, yet 20.6 percent of the country’s entrepreneurs are immigrants, according to a 2016 report from the New American Economy.
Co-founders of One Way Venture in Boston, Semyon Dukach and Eveline Buchatskiy.
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Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian on today's entrepreneurs

Dec 4, 2018
There's "more of a wokeness to these founders," he says.
"I think that now is a better time than it's ever been if you have a hobby, if you have a passion, and you're building a following on Instagram ... to potentially turn into something that could be a real business," Alexis Ohanian says.
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Meet the company training up more diverse startup founders

Nov 15, 2018
Founder Gym offers tools for anyone who wants to start a venture-backed company.
A man looks at his computer at a Starbucks coffee shop in Washington, DC on October 18, 2018.
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