Jawbone’s demise a result of overfunding
25 Aug

Jawbone’s demise a result of overfunding

Consumer electronics company Jawbone had more than enough money to take on Fitbit and other health-tracking devices in the “wearables” market. That may have ended up being its biggest problem. Top-tier venture capital firms Sequoia, Andreessen Horowitz, Khosla Ventures and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, and then a sovereign wealth fund, invested hundreds of millions…

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What is the Right Burn Rate for your Startup?
10 Aug

What is the Right Burn Rate for your Startup?

One of the hardest decisions entrepreneurs make when they start a company and raise outside capital is figuring out what an acceptable “burn rate” is. That is, how much should your company be willing to lose in cash every month as you make investments in staff and equipment that funds technology, sales, marketing and management….

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You Want to Start a Business — How Should You Finance It?
30 Mar

You Want to Start a Business — How Should You Finance It?

By MARK ABELL Getting a small business off the ground is a huge achievement, but establishing financing on a solid footing is critical to whether an enterprise ultimately succeeds or fails. As a banking officer dealing with financing requests every day, the most common question I hear from founders of startups is, “Should I finance with equity…

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