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$100,000 Investment to be Awarded at Capital Factory’s Augmented and Virtual Reality Summit

In December 2016, Capital Factory launched Austin’s first VR Lab. Stocked with cutting-edge technology, the VR Lab enables entrepreneurs, investors, VIPs, and tech influencers to learn about emerging technologies and the impact they have on their industries. Capital Factory’s first Augmented and Virtual Reality Summit, on April 16th, is a full day of programming for the Corporate Innovation Council to bring corporations together and introduce them to new technologies to inspire creativity and ...
Tags: Fundraising, Austin, Virtual-reality, Augmented-reality, News


101+ Fundraising (Event) Ideas

Fundraising is essential to many events, but it can feel daunting to find new ways to raise money. After all, originality is the key to participation. Here are the most original ideas and 60 apps to raise more money for your event. This list of 101+ ideas for fundraising can help get those magical juices […] The post 101+ Fundraising (Event) Ideas by EventMB Studio Team appeared first on http://www.EventManagerBlog.com
Tags: Fundraising, Fundraising Ideas, Fundraising Event, GTD, Charity Events, Event Tech, Eventtech, Eventtech Company, Event Ideas, Mobile Event Apps, Eventtechnology, EventMB Studio Team, Charity Gifts, Charitable Events, Fundraising Tools


Funding For The Modern Entrepreneur: The Most Popular Ways To Secure Business Funds In 2019

The world as we know it is built on great ideas. The most defining trait that we humans can hold a claim to, is that we are incredibly innovative and creative. And the way that we value those traits is evident in how we treat those who are able to invent new things and how we immortalize those who are able to find a better way of doing things. Business is all about being able to innovate and to provide new solutions and comforts for society, whether it’s in the form of a new piece of technology...
Tags: Startups, Microsoft, Funding, Fundraising, Others, Raising Funds, Apple Coca Cola Dell


Boston Tech Watch: .406, Circle, Haven, Shift, LinkSquares & More

The Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, and JPMorgan-led healthcare moonshot has a name. The venture capital dollars continued to roll in for A.I. startups. The Akamai-Janrain deal was pegged at $125 million. And a local VC firm is reloading for a new fund. Read on for more of this week’s Boston technology and innovation news.—Shift Technology, a fraud detection technology startup serving the insurance industry, raised $60 million in a new Series C funding round led by Bessemer Venture Partners. Previo...
Tags: Amazon, Startups, Boston, Trends, Insurance, Tech, Cybersecurity, Fraud, Mit, Harvard, Unemployment, Paris, Fundraising, Cambridge, Deal, Carbonite


Opportunity Hub Partners with Capital Factory To Bridge Opportunity Gap

Pre-swag surf group photo of [email protected] students and Spike Lee at Capital One House Over the past several years, tech communities across the United States have attempted to make significant progress towards increasing diversity and inclusion in their industries. Although positive steps have been made, the headway appears to have stagnated or even worsened in some companies and cities. A systems-wide approach to operationalize diversity, equity and inclusion throughout the startup ecosystem is ...
Tags: Google, Startups, News, Microsoft, US, Atlanta, Austin, United States, Fundraising, Spike Lee, Sxsw, Southwest, Inclusion, Springdale, Sampson, HBCU


5 Innovative Fundraising Ideas For Non-Profit Organizations

Building a non-profit organization for a noble cause is a great thing to do in order to contribute to society. Just like a for-profit organization, there are hurdles and challenges the organization needs to face in order to keep going. In order for the organization to continue working and providing the people that it supports, it needs funds and resources which are usually acquired by donations. Funds are not only allocated for the projects of the non-profit organization. The organization’s exp...
Tags: Startups, Philippines, Fundraising, Haiyan, Non-profit, Others, CBN, Brick Fundraising Brick Fundraising, Tabang Ba Tayo


Bill Maris Fund Section 32 Notches Two Wins with Life Science Exits

Section 32, a venture capital firm headquartered near San Diego that launched in 2017 with a $151 million fund, has had a big month.The firm, based in San Diego’s coastal Cardiff-by-the-Sea community, was started by Bill Maris, who launched and previously headed Google’s corporate venture investment arm, GV (originally called Google Ventures).In an interview with Xconomy last year, the former Googler said his firm planned to focus most of its attention on investments at the juncture of life sci...
Tags: Google, Deals, Trends, Fundraising, Venture Capital, San Diego, Cardiff, Google Ventures, Bill Maris, Johnson & Johnson, National blog main, Xconomy, San Diego blog main, San Diego top stories, J&J, Exits


Blitzscaling: Silicon Valley’s Harmful Idea of Success

Blitzscaling: Silicon Valley’s Harmful Idea of Success I sometimes struggle to figure out the best way to convey something that is important to me to others. That may come as a shock to many of you because of all the articles and blogs I write, and the speaking gigs I have, and the fact that I’m in the business of recommending things to millions of people — but it’s true.For much of 2014 and 2015, I banged my head against a plane window flying back and forth between Austin and Silicon Valley wh...
Tags: Amazon, Startups, Facebook, Hbo, London, Microsoft, US, Dallas Mavericks, America, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Startup, Linkedin, Austin, Harvard, New York Times


With International Growth in Mind, LegalTech Firm Disco Nabs $83M

Austin—Legal tech startup Disco announced Thursday it has raised $83 million in new funding.The round was led by Toronto-based Georgian Partners, with participation from existing investors Bessemer Venture Partners, LiveOak Venture Partners, The Stephens Group, and venture-debt provider Comerica. Disco has now raised a total of $135 million, the company said.Disco sells subscription software that manages the process of storing and reviewing digital documents that serve as evidence in court case...
Tags: Startups, Texas, London, Disco, Toronto, Trends, Tech, Investment, People, Vc, Software, Austin, Fundraising, Innovation, Venture Capital, San Diego


FAANG, Public Trust, Valuations, in 2019: The Read from Menlo Ventures

The market caps of some of the most successful tech titans reach as high as $1 trillion. Yet in 2018, perceptions about these dominant companies often reflected uneasiness and doubt—and for some, so did their stock performance.Maybe the mood shift has to do with the fact that the public and government leaders no longer evaluate these tech giants based solely on their spectacular market growth and multi-billion-dollar valuations, but also on the effects of their products, which are woven into al...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Startups, Facebook, Uber, Microsoft, Privacy, Entrepreneurship, Ipo, Russia, Funding, San Francisco, Trends, Tech, Vc


Bio Roundup: $74B for Celgene, Two CAR-T Tales, Ready for SF & More

In 2018, my Exome colleagues and I published hundreds of stories about health, medicine, the biopharma industry, government policy, and more. You’ll find a few of our favorite stories in this review of some of the year’s best from across the Xconomy network. Topics ranged from the worries over CRISPR genome editing and Wild West biohacking, to Nobel Prize-fueled drug approvals and the headaches around drug prices (even for drugs meant to cure headaches).What will make our Best of 2019 list? You...
Tags: Ipo, Trends, CMO, Merck, Ceo, Vc, Lung Cancer, Fundraising, Venture Capital, M&a, Private Equity, Fda, National, Manufacturing, Immunotherapy, Abbvie


Synthorx Gets $131M In Upsized IPO For Synthetic Biology Drugs

Synthorx, which is working to develop cancer and autoimmune therapies using technology that allows it to expand the genetic alphabet, raised $131 million in an upsized IPO on Thursday.The company sold more than 11.9 million shares at $11 apiece. Nearly 1.8 million additional shares are available for its underwriters to purchase.Synthorx, headed by president and CEO Laura Shawver, had planned to sell 9.1 million shares for between $10 and $12 each. The company’s shares are expected to start trad...
Tags: Deals, Technology, Ipo, Dna, Trends, IPOs, Genetics, Fundraising, Innovation, Venture Capital, San Diego, Biotech, Synthetic Biology, Avalon Ventures, Life Sciences, Correlation Ventures


Synthorx Files for IPO to Advance Enhanced Cytokine Drugs

Synthetic biology company Synthorx is laying plans for an initial public offering to raise money to advance its suite of enhanced cytokine drugs.The San Diego-based company says it wants to use the proceeds to put its lead product candidate, an investigational cancer therapy that’s based on the drug interleukin-2 (IL-2), through dose escalation and expansion trials, and to develop products based on the same compound to treat autoimmune disorders.It has now set a preliminary $100 million IPO tar...
Tags: Deals, Startups, Ipo, Cancer, Trends, Vc, Autoimmune, Fundraising, Innovation, Venture Capital, San Diego, Biotech, Nasdaq, S-1, Avalon Ventures, Life Sciences


An Invitation to Forward Thinking Readers of This Blog

GREETINGS! Mitch Ditkoff here, author of this blog. I have just launched a GoFundMe campaign to create the support I need to write, edit, publish, and promote my next book on storytelling, tentatively entitled Storytelling for the Revelation. Click this link for more info and a simple way to contribute. Every little bit helps. Thanks for considering this and for being a Heart of Innovation reader. MitchDitkoff.com Idea Champions
Tags: Fundraising, Innovation, Mitch Ditkoff


YouTube launches a suite of fundraising tools

YouTube today announced a suite of new features designed to offer creators and their fans new ways to contribute to charitable causes. This includes beta versions of new fundraising and campaign matching tools, as well as a variation of YouTube’s Super Chat service, called “Super Chat for Good.” Explains the company, YouTube creators have already been using its video platform to raise awareness about causes they care about, and bring their communities together. The launch of YouTube Giving, as t...
Tags: TC, Facebook, Video, Media, Youtube, Charity, Tech, Creators, Fundraising, St Jude s Children s Hospital Campaign Matching, Patreon Facebook, Facebook Watch and Amazon


Rebuilding employee philanthropy from the bottom up

In tech circles, it would be easy to assume that the world of high-impact charitable giving is a rich man’s game where deals are inked at exclusive black tie galas over fancy hors d’oeuvre. Both Mark Zuckerberg and Marc Benioff have donated to SF hospitals that now bear their names. Gordon Moore has given away $5B – including $600M to Caltech – which was the largest donation to a university at the time. And of course, Bill Gates has already donated $27B to every cause imaginable (and co-fo...
Tags: Startups, Cloud, Mark Zuckerberg, Enterprise, Mexico, India, US, Tech, Cisco, Whatsapp, Fundraising, Bill Gates, SaaS, Giving, Fidelity, Silicon Valley


Getting Donations is Legitimate Work

GETTING DONATIONS IS LEGITIMATE WORK This is another installment in my Money is Spiritual series. Getting donations and begging is related. Begging sounds pejorative. But, when I say “begging”, I do mean depending upon the donations of others for your livelihood. It can find expression in everything from begging on a street corner to receiving donations through patrons. I now consider this a legitimate enterprise. Years ago, when I was going through what Lisa calls my “Gandhi Phase”, I read a b...
Tags: Business, New York, Money, Religion, Success, Teaching, Inspirational, Fundraising, Korea, Donations, Mother Teresa, Buddha, Fischer, Lisa, Gandhi, Thomas Merton


Bio Roundup: Alnylam’s Moment, Read on Rebates, Skinny Plans & More

Millions of people might be on vacation as we hit the dog days, but drug makers and politicians aren’t taking a break from the gamesmanship over high drug prices.After two years of blowing smoke, the Trump administration is threatening action on a few fronts, including against the powerful middlemen known as PBMs that decide which drugs become favorites, and which get excluded, from insurance plans.Drug companies are feeling increasing heat, too, via the President’s tweets shaming companies for...
Tags: Hong Kong, Lawsuit, Obamacare, Fired, White House, China, Ipo, Failure, Trends, Insurance, Data, Ceo, Costs, Vc, Software, Competition


Angel Investors want to fall in love

Raising funding from Angel Investors can feel like a catch-22. It’s easy to figure out who the active angel investors are but it’s hard to find the right time to pitch them. Most of them don’t seem like they want to to be “pitched” at all! How do you convince them to invest without pitching them? You need to get them to fall in love first. Not all investors are the same. Some invest in tech startups and others only do restaurants and office buildings. Some like to be the first investor to comm...
Tags: Startups, Los Angeles, Entrepreneur, Startup, Fundraising, Angel, Union, Angel-investors, Mark Suster, Office Hours, Capital Factory, Austin Startups, Venture-capital, Angel Networks, Mentor Office Hours at Capital Factory Every


Help tell the stories of migrant families being detained at the border

The news cycle isn’t kind to stories that take a long time to be told. Sure, no one ever stops talking about Trump and his uncle Vlad, but despite it all being a part of one two-year long shit show, there’s always something new and horrific to draw the eye. Not so with stories like the ones that are still playing on on the United States’ southern border, daily. Families are still being kept apart, kids barely able to talk are being asked to defend themselves in court, and individuals seeking asy...
Tags: Post, News, Mexico, Dhs, United States, Fundraising, Migrants, Flickr, Border Patrol, Trump, U S Customs, Tribune, Rio Grande River, Rio Grande Valley, McAllen, Vlad


5 Ways To Get Extra Money To Start A Business

It’s not enough to have a good business idea. If you really want to launch a business, you need the money to get off the ground and running. And if the burden of debt is too intimidating, you’ll need to self-fund. 5 Ways to Get Cash Without Going Into Debt. Contrary to what most people believe, there are ways to get cash for your business without going into significant amounts of debt. While it may be easy to fill out an application at your local bank or credit union and get a loan, it’s not ...
Tags: Startups, Money Matters, Fundraising, Airbnb, Others, eBay Craigslist, Raising Funds, Facebook Marketplace, Startup Business


5 Unusual Ways To Fund A Business Without Going Into Debt

Although many entrepreneurs are tempted to take out a loan to fund their project, this usually isn’t a good idea since it can take years for a new business to become profitable. If you have a great idea for a new business but you need the money to make it happen, consider one of these unusual ways to fund your business without going into debt. Turn to Crowdfunding. Recently, many crowdfunding sites have been popping up and offering entrepreneurs a way to raise funds for their businesses. Each...
Tags: Startups, Fundraising, Indiegogo, Others, Raising Money, Rockethub, Raising Funds


How Nonprofit Organizations Can Raise Money

Unless you have been living in a cave for the last decade there is a good chance that you have come across a variety of nonprofit organizations. Not only do these organizations reach out to specialized causes, but also they have dedicated members that are willing to devote everything to their cause. Sure, many civic minded individuals consider starting a nonprofit to better their communities, but the fact that raising money is extremely difficult detours them often times. Yes, it is hard to rai...
Tags: Startups, Fundraising, Nonprofits, Non-profit, Others


University students raise £1500 to send much loved janitor on a much needed vacation

This isn't a long story, but damn, it's a great one: students at the University of Bristol in the United Kingdom recently came together to celebrate one of the best things about where they go to school: a Janitor named Herman Gordon. Running into Gordon on campus, by all reports, is a bright, shining high point in the day of many of the University's students. According to one individual, quoted by the BBC, Gordon "...is the epitome of happiness." Considering the fact that Gordon spends his day...
Tags: Facebook, Post, News, University, United Kingdom, Fundraising, Vacations, University of Bristol, Jamaica, Appreciation, Bristol University, Gordon, Good Deeds, Herman Gordon Running, BBC Gordon, Bristruths Facebook


Confirmed: Sequoia has already secured three-quarters of what will be an $8 billion global fund

Sequoia Capital, the 46-year-old venture firm, has secured $6 billion in capital commitments for an $8 billion global fund, according to a new report in the Financial Times. The report echoes a late April piece in the Wall Street Journal that reported Sequoia investors had already committed “roughly” $6 billion to the new fund. A source familiar with the matter confirms for us that both stories are accurate. The capital commitments thus far have come from investors with no prior relationship to ...
Tags: Hong Kong, China, Nikkei, Softbank, Funding, Tech, Fundraising, Shanghai, Alibaba, Venture Capital, Silicon Valley, Sequoia Capital, KKR, Blackstone, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times


Finding The Key To Investor’s Heart: 4 Tips To Get More Money

It’s not easy to get funding for a startup,  which is why over 77% of small businesses are funded by the owner’s personal savings. Yet if you are lucky enough to secure venture capital, your chances of success will be quite good. The value of overall venture capital investment in the US is nearly $72 billion, but startups get a very small fraction of it. To get more money from your investors you should work very hard to prepare for your presentation and set up some solid ground to prove how pr...
Tags: Startups, US, Research, Investment, Fundraising, Investors, Others, Raising Money


Fearless Fundraising: Steward the Gift

“Fearless Fundraising” is a series on church fundraising by Charles LaFond, an Episcopal Priest, author and master potter living on a farm in New Mexico. Charles is the author of many books including Fearless Church Fundraising and now, Fearless Major Gifts: Inspiring Meaning-making. For more information, videos and model documents go to fearlesschurchfundraising.com.   These mugs have just come from the kiln last night.  The white mat glaze has a pink hue and the over-glaze falls in rivulets of...
Tags: Religion, Fundraising, The Magazine, Stewardship, Charles LaFond, Featured Story, New Mexico Charles


Financing Acquisitions: Keys to Structuring the Deal And Obtaining The Funding

by Kenneth H. Marks, founder and managing partner of High Rock Partners and author of “Middle Market M & A: Handbook for Investment Banking and Business Consulting“ Conventional wisdom says that a company grows by reaching new customers, increasing its workforce, expanding marketing or launching new products or services. Of course, these are important ingredients to growth, but the – perhaps unconventional – truth is that this kind of growth can be riskier and less compelling to investors than ...
Tags: Startups, Fundraising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Acquisition, Raleigh NC, EBITDA, Advice For The Young At Heart, Business Finance, Raising Funds, Dealmaking, Kenneth Marks, Kenneth H Marks


Four Ways To Find Funding

by  Michael Budden and Johnny Clarke, founders of Locate A Locum   Starting a new business is a complex process, with many moving parts. There are always questions worth asking. For example, you’ve probably already asked yourself “Who’s going to buy this?” and “Should we have a shop, or an online store?” However, one question always rises above the rest: “How are we going to fund this?” It’s a question that needs answered, and it needs answered early. Statistics show that one of the m...
Tags: Startups, UK, Entrepreneurship, Britain, Fundraising, Startup Funding, Jonathon, Advice For The Young At Heart, Business Advice, Johnny Clarke, Michael Budden, Tactic Three Sell Business Equity Selling, US Entrepreneur Magazine, Jonathon Clarke