Discovering Entrepreneurial Success in Unexpected Places

At Village Capital, we see the more cities seek to expand the access to capital, talent and resources to founders who the market is under-valuing, the more potential they have to come up with redefining breakthroughs that revolutionize entrepreneurship.
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Venture Capital for Mom and Pop Shops

Under-capitalized small businesses cannot unlock economies of scale, which puts them at a further financial disadvantage.
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Today’s Changes to the Rules for JOBS Act

Stemming from the 2012 Jumpstart our Business Startups (JOBS) Act, SEC regulations take effect today. However, it appears work still needs to be done. At the Angel Capital Association Summit in Philadelphia last week, I talked to investors about a bill moving swiftly through Congress to remove an unintended consequence of today’s new rules.

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Three Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About and Venture Capital and Entrepreneurship

Kauffman researcher Arnobio Morelix shares three facts you (probably) didn't know about venture capital and entrepreneurship
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VC Starts 2016 Down, But Poised for Expansion?

Regardless of which source you consider, the amount of money venture capitalists invested in startups in the first quarter of 2016 has dropped.
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The Rise of Angel Investing

The recent Global Entrepreneurship Congress brought to light new insights for policymakers as to how the world can develop more robust ecosystems for our entrepreneurs and their investors and supporters. Over the next few weeks I plan to dive deeper into some of the learnings and outputs on specific topics. Today, we look at early stage investing.
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Time to Rethink the IPO

Long-term performance may not be important for investment bankers, people who flip the stock right away or venture capitalists, but it is critical for the growth of jobs and wealth, which are important for the bigger picture economy. So what does predict long-term survival?
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Puff the Magic Dragon? China Equity Group’s Incubator Purchase and What It Means for the US

China Equity Group and Hanxin Capital recently announced a $713 million fund (Cocoon Networks) to invest in European start-ups. In addition, they will be partnering with the University of London to establish an incubator to help start-ups expand into the Chinese market. According to the CEO of Cocoon, Jack Zai, the Europe shift is due in part to disillusionment with some aspects of stateside investment, including competitive rounds and high valuations.

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The future of entrepreneurship data – getting to know CrunchBase

Kauffman researcher Arnobio Morelix explores CrunchBase data and reports on co-hosted CrunchBase-Kauffman session in San Francisco
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Does Racial Wealth Disparity Hinder Entrepreneurship?

Kauffman researcher Emily Fetsch explores the connection between race, wealth disparity, and entrepreneurship rates.
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