Entrepreneurial Finance

The funding landscape for entrepreneurs includes a wide range of financing options from bootstrapping to venture capital and raises questions about equity ownership for startups.

Dollars Flowing to Entrepreneurs

10/19/14 A couple of new quarterly data sets from the venture capital industry and angel investors suggest that entrepreneurs are having an easier time finding capital in 2014.

An Entrepreneurial Renaissance

09/22/14 Congressman Steve Chabot of Ohio talks about how federal policies could clear the way for an entrepreneurial renaissance in America -- looking at access to capital, talent and approaches to remove barrier to entrepreneurship.

What’s Your Startup Investor IQ?

09/09/14 InvestorIQ.org tests and builds startup investing knowledge for prospective investors and entrepreneurs through lessons culled by the Angel Capital Association, Angel Resource Institute and Kauffman Foundation

Insights on the Next American Economy

08/07/14 The Roosevelt Institute's Next American Economy project identifies the trends and challenges that will shape our economy in the next twenty-five years to better inform the policy decisions we must make today.

On HBR Blog: Why VCs Get Rich, Even When They Make Bad Investments

08/05/14 Are venture capital firms coming up short in terms of their returns to investors? Foundation senior fellow Diane Mulcahy thinks so, and the data supports her view.

On Forbes.com: The Growing Potential of Intrastate Crowdfunding

05/29/14 Kauffman Foundation Policy Engagement Manager Jason Wiens examines the benefits of intrastate crowdfunding in an article for Forbes.com.

On Entrepreneur.com: Preparing to Meet with an Investor

05/27/14 In this Entrepreneur.com article, Amanda Schnieders, specialist in Entrepreneurship, offers four steps to prepare for meetings with potential investors in order to increase confidence and success.

Creating Your Own Angel Investor Group: A Guide for Emerging and Frontier Markets

05/21/14 New to angel investing? This international guidebook highlights the successes and challenges of angel groups in emerging and frontier markets.

Kauffman Sketchbook - "The Wizard of Fundz"

02/03/14 Slava Rubin, founder and chief executive of Indiegogo, offers advice for running a successful online crowdfunding campaign.

Crowdfunding Primer

08/27/13 The basics of crowdfunding is told from the perspectives of Jase Wilson, founder and CEO of civic crowdfunding platform Neighbor.ly, who shares fundraising guidance; Jason Ried and Claude Aldridge, cofounders of Trellie, who tell their experience using Kickstarter to launch their business; and Nate Allen, founder and CEO of data-visualization firm 4 First Names, who presents data that he scraped from Kickstarter and what it means for companies considering crowdfunding.