• Growth-stage venture capital in the cannabis and CBD industry is getting harder to come by. So Integrated CBD raised debt

    11 days ago - By Business Insider

    Integrated CBD, an industrial-scale hemp oil manufacturer, closed a $50 million funding round on Tuesday.
    The company raised from a mix of debt and equity investors.
    CEO Patrick Horsman told Business Insider why taking on debt was advantageous for a growing CBD company.
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  • Investors and founders reveal how to know if venture capital is the best way to fund your startup, and what paths to take if it clearly isn't

    Investors and founders reveal how to know if venture capital is the best way to fund your startup, and what paths to take if it clearly isn't

    11 days ago - By Business Insider

    Successful entrepreneurship is about knowing the best way to fund your business.
    Raising venture capital isn't always the answer.
    VCs say the most important factor to consider is market size: How big could your company get?
    Ultimately, VCs want a big return on their initial investment.
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  • This is going to be a record year for $100 million-plus startup investment deals - and it has the unexpected side effect of forcing startups to grow up way faster

    This is going to be a record year for $100 million-plus startup investment deals - and it has the unexpected side effect of forcing startups to grow up way faster

    11 days ago - By Business Insider

    According to a quarterly report released by Pitchbook and National Venture Capital Association on Wednesday, the average angel and seed funding round is now at $2 million - the highest it has ever been.
    The report stated that deals under $1 million comprised more than 60% of angel and seed deals 5 years ago. As of September, it's flipped the other way: More than half of all such early-stage deals are now valued at over $1 million.
    Wednesday's report comes as investors scramble to keep pace with mega-funds like SoftBank who have invested in growth and early stage startups alike , driving up...
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  • An expert who studies venture capital says the WeWork 'smackdown' won't change the way the industry works - but he's telling investors how they can avoid the same mistake

    An expert who studies venture capital says the WeWork 'smackdown' won't change the way the industry works - but he's telling investors how they can avoid the same mistake

    11 days ago - By Business Insider

    WeWork's failed IPO isn't going to change the way venture capital funds behave, according to Erik Gordon, a professor at the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business. That's because no matter how dramatically WeWork's valuation falls, VCs will continue chasing the next big thing.
    Gordon said that investors in venture capital are judged based on backing companies that strike it big, while other types of funds are judged based on the returns they bring in for investors.
    He advises investors to remember that distinction, and said they shouldn't rush to get into high-profile IPOs right...
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