Seed Funding: What Startups Would You Invest In?

Some people are suggesting that the current funding climate for startups is similar to behavior at the time of the dot-com bubble -- many startups are receiving a lot of funding. Notable recent seed funding rounds include Ark and Pair, which raised seed rounds of funding in excess of $4 million without giving up a board seat to investors -- something never seen before.

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ASK NEWS:
  • Texas Roundup: New Funds for Bellicum, AirStrip, and Green & Grow - Xconomy
    ... raised $1.2 million in a seed round Thursday. ... website for a group of Houston startups, says co ... raised $55 million in a Series C ...
    08/28/2014 - 3:34 pm | View Link
  • One Inbox for All Your Messaging Apps - TMC Net
    One Inbox for All Your Messaging Apps - BusinessWeek
    08/27/2014 - 2:26 pm | View Link
  • How To Navigate The World of "Fat Startups" - Huffington Post
    ... that required a lot of early funding to get to ... a lot more on lean startups than startups that ... from prior companies, and raised a seed ...
    08/26/2014 - 1:46 pm | View Link
  • Jumpstart to boost investments in new startups - Tennessean
    Ventures and Jumpstart Foundry, as well as $150,000 in seed funding from an additional investor. Eight other startups presented at JumpStart's...
    08/21/2014 - 2:44 pm | View Link
  • U of M drops venture capital fund plans, debuts seed-funding program - University Business
    ... and a $20 million fund would have been for seed funding for school-based startups. The U did not disclose whether any funding had already been...
    08/21/2014 - 2:08 pm | View Link
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YAHOO NEWS:
  • Fixed Raises $1.2 Million For A Mobile App That Fights Your Parking Tickets For You
     Fixed, the clever mobile application that helps you fight your parking tickets just by snapping a photo of the ticket with your mobile phone, has now closed on $1.2 million in seed funding. Investors in the round include Y Combinator, Merus Capital, Scott Banister, John Cobbs, Mark Randolph, Matt Humphries, Eric Wu and David King. Headquartered in San Francisco, which also serves as its… Read ...
    07/24/2014 - 2:45 pm | View Link
  • Introducing M37: A brand new type of R&D program for energy entrepreneurs
    Calling all rockstar energy entrepreneurs. There's a kick@ss opportunity for five of you.
    07/24/2014 - 1:57 pm | View Link
  • TECHNOLOGY: Musicplay Analytics and Luckypennie Join the Brandery Accelerator's New Class
    Cinncinnati's The Brandery is considered one of the top tech startup accelerators. They help startups in the early stages to further develop and seek funding. The Brandery just took in a new batch of startups including two in the music tech space.
    07/22/2014 - 6:07 am | View Link
  • Dealflicks Premieres with $1.7 Million Seed
    Dealflicks, which calls itself the the Priceline for movie theaters, has raised $1.7 million in seed funding.
    07/21/2014 - 5:55 pm | View Link
  • TrueCar's Scott Painter On Entrepreneurship And IPOs
    Very few Southern California startups make it from seed funding all the way up through an IPO, and rarely do they do so with their original founder. One of Southern California's big success stories -- from startup, to venture funding, and a recent IPO--is Los Angeles-based TrueCar, which had its IPO in May. We spoke with Scott Painter, CEO and founder of the company--and already a successful ...
    07/21/2014 - 9:45 am | View Link
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BING NEWS:
  • There's A New $10 Million Seed Fund For Early-Stage Australian Startups
    All companies accepted into the uni’s iAccelerate program will be eligible to apply for seed funding, a barrier which organisers said should lower investment risk due to the assessment process startups have to run through to participate. iAccelerate runs ...
    08/27/2014 - 2:55 pm | View Link
  • University of Wollongong launches AU$10m startup seed fund
    "We know that the younger an enterprise is, the more support is required, and early stage or angel funding can often be a challenge for startups in regional areas," said Colless. "This seed fund will give startups a great financial leg up, while the ...
    08/26/2014 - 3:05 pm | View Link
  • Why so many startups no longer announce their seed rounds
    STARTUPS: There is a fascinating debate bubbling along in startup land around the PR strategy for investments. On the one hand, announcing that you have just captured a few million bucks in funding is likely to get a brand some attention in the press ...
    08/22/2014 - 1:08 pm | View Link
  • MassBio: Seed-stage funds slow
    The Massachusetts Biotechnology Council is sounding a warning over seed-stage funding — the earliest form of investment in startups — saying recent dips could hurt innovation in the long run, according to its latest report on the health of the state ...
    08/21/2014 - 9:00 pm | View Link
  • Alumni startups get seed funding
    Carnegie Mellon’s Open Field Entrepreneurs Fund (OFEF) recently gave $800,000 to 16 startup companies. The OFEF, awarded by the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE), was established by Jonathan Kaplan (TPR ’90) and his wife, Marci Glazer.
    08/17/2014 - 7:03 am | View Link
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BING SEARCH:
  • How to Get Seed Money for Startup Nonprofits | eHow
    Getting the initial funding for a nonprofit is a difficult, but not impossible, task. To get seed money for startup nonprofits you must have a plan and the ...
    08/28/2014 - 1:53 pm | View Website
  • Seed money
    Seed money, sometimes known as seed funding or seed fund, is a form of securities offering in which an investor purchases part of a business. The term seed suggests ...
    08/28/2014 - 11:59 am | View Website
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    08/28/2014 - 9:07 am | View Website
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    If you are an entrepreneur or an existing business owner who is looking to raise startup capital or business funding you have found the right place.
    08/28/2014 - 8:38 am | View Website
  • Difference Between Seed Funding & Early-Stage Funding ...
    "Inc." magazine defines seed funding as the earliest round of capital for a startup company. FundingSavvy, a funding resource website, defines early-stage funding as ...
    08/28/2014 - 4:28 am | View Website
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