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.

3 Ways Student Debt Can Affect Millennial Entrepreneurs

05/27/15 Kauffman researcher Arnobio Morelix explores the ways in which student debt can affect millennial entrepreneurs

More Angels, Fewer Angel Investments in 2014

05/18/15 Following a promising 2013, the total amount of angel investment dropped 2.8 percent last year according to $24.1 billion. However, two figures increased – active investors and ventures funded.

This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy: Going Global from Day One

05/18/15 Any entrepreneur can tell you that a startup is essentially global from day one. With a low barrier of entry, global traffic and millions of customers shopping online each day, eBay has become more than a simple auction site for used good -- more than 90 percent of U.S. small businesses on the platform now export.

Experiments in Entrepreneurship: Supplemental Entrepreneurs and the Etsy Economy

05/14/15 Kauffman researcher Emily Fetsch studies how entrepreneurship can act as supplemental income and provide financial security, especially for low- and middle-income entrepreneurs.

Angel Investors Active in Great Lakes

04/27/15 A couple weeks ago, we took a look at a few states that were pursuing tax credits to help promote angel investing. Policymakers in those states may want to take a closer look at the Great Lakes region where angel groups invested more dollars than anywhere else in the country.

Startup Dos and Don’ts for Finding Venture Capital

04/15/15 New Kauffman Founders School video series teaches entrepreneurs how to find, approach and negotiate with venture capitalists to secure funding that matches their business needs.

3 Emerging Trends in the Accelerator Model

04/08/15 Kauffman researcher Colin Tomkins-Bergh highlights 3 emerging trends in the accelerator model: Evolving Upstream, Expanding Scope of Services, and Growth of Corporate Accelerators.

Kauffman @ SXSW: 4 Insights from the Fastest Growing Companies in America

03/17/15 Kauffman researcher Arnobio Morelix presents research findings about fastest growing companies in the U.S. at SXSW

How Much Do Taxes Affect Startup Investment Incentives?

03/09/15 Taxes create a wedge between what a new venture earns and what investors receive, boosting the hurdle rate that must be met in order to attract funding. But how much?

The Many Flavors of Crowdfunding

02/19/15 Kauffman researcher Chris Jackson takes a look at how crowdfunding has become part of the menu of financing options for entrepreneurs and how the different types of crowdfunding achieve different goals.