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Xconomy Special Report: 12 San Diego Tech Startup to Watch in 2017

Xconomy

I started with a list of companies already screened by the San Diego Venture Group’s annual venture summit, and consulted with investors and startup mentors to refine the list. Within the realm of “most-promising,” these are companies with the elements that tech investors and mentors look for—innovative technology, an outstanding team, and/or an impressive business plan. million in a Series D round of investment capital, according to founder and chairman Tony Farwell.

How to Kick Start Your Community’s Startup Scene

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The basic components are obvious: talented founders, great engineers, angel money, venture capital, access to larger corporates (for business, funding & talent), great education / research (for IP breakthroughs) and a sufficient ecosystem of mentors, advisors, executive coaches and mavens.

Why Has LA Suddenly Gotten So Much Attention from VCs and Entrepreneurs?

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” I hear it when I visit LPs (the people who invest in VCs) all across the country, “Yeah, I haven’t been out there for a few years but I keep hearing that something is going on there.” An abbreviated version of this post appeared yesterday on TechCrunch.

Three Factors Which Intoxicate Venture Capitalists - Why Your Startup Will (Probably) Not Raise Venture Capital Funding

InfoChachkie

Randy Churchill and his team at PricewaterhouseCoopers meticulously prepare a quarterly report detailing the venture landscape, called Shaking The Money Tree. A clear trend over the past 15-years is that many Silicon Valley venture capitalists enjoy investing within driving distance.

How This Entrepreneur Raised $28,000 Using Airbnb to Fund Her Startup

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In one year of Airbnb Tracy netted more than $28,000. Once off the ground she could attract mentors from her industry. Daily Candy was one of the earliest successes in the newsletter business, which ultimately sold to Comcast for a reported $125 million.

Raising Seed Capital Now: 10 Tips

Tech Coast Venture Network

Last year, venture capitalists and angels who co-invested with them placed $7 billion into seed and early-stage deals, an 11 percent increase from 2009, according to the most recent PricewaterhouseCoopers/National Venture Capital Association MoneyTree report. The group invested $8.7 “Don’t enter the process blind,” says Jamie Rhodes, an investor in Austin with Central Texas Angel Network , which invested $5.5

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