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Startup Funding is a Scary Business

Startup Funding is a Scary Business Startup Funding is a scary business. That's why many entrepreneurs shy away from introducing external capital, for fear of diluting their equity stake. Others go down that route and regret it. Some try to jump on the wrong source of funding at the wrong stage. To understand something is to render it less scary. Entrepreneurs who are passionate about their product or serving the needs they have identified know what they are doing in those domains, but once the...

Crowdfunding Growth Is Huge

Crowdfunding Set to Grow 92% in 2014 Crowdfunding Growth is Huge. In the past 5 years the crowdfunding industry has undergone remarkable growth – estimated to be around 1,000% – while, at the same time, it has provided around $10 billion in funding to startups and small businesses. The crowdfunding industry’s exceptional growth is not likely to slow down this year either, since, according to early forecasts, the market is expected to grow by an additional 92%. The main drivers for this year’s...