Tag Archives: Startups

Why angel investors are willing to bet it all on promising startups, and how you can get in on the action

angel investors

When you invest in the stock market, you have help. The risk of losing your money is mitigated by mounds of data that inform your decisions, and there’s a decent chance your risk will be rewarded. When you invest in real estate, you benefit from a stable market and the ability to sell at any time. But when you’re an angel investor putting money into a startup, all you have is an idea, a team and a gut feeling.

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Highway to success: Anthony Bucci and RevZilla are picking up speed

Marc Kramer

In 2006, Anthony Bucci, Nick Auger and Matt Kull decided to build an ecommerce business with no venture capital funding, believing there wasn’t a good enough place to buy motorcycle gear online, and that there had to be a better way. The result of their bootstrapping, RevZilla, is already approaching 200 employees and $100 million in revenue.

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Meredith Sheperd is sprucing up DC with love and carrots

Urban agriculture is growing throughout the country, but right here in DC, Love & Carrots founder Meredith Sheperd is helping the movement soar. Inspired by the tools she acquired growing up in rural Vermont, Sheperd helps DC residents, businesses and organizations experience the rewards of growing their own food.

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Managing growth: Growing a business from startup to finish

Running a startup is hard work — among myriad other things, it involves establishing your brand, pivoting as needed, scaling during times of fast growth and, through it all, coming up with a sound plan to carry the business into the next generation. SmartCEO gathered alumni of its Future 50 program, which honors up-and-coming, fast-growth companies, to look back on past challenges and share future plans.

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Balancing risk and reward: A roundtable discussion on fast growth


Any entrepreneur wants to be in that sweet spot of fast growth, but getting there — and getting to the other side unscathed — can be a tough balancing act. SmartCEO and Anchin, Block & Anchin LLP gathered a group of Future 50 Awards alumni to discuss how their companies deal with the dizzying demands of growth.

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