Tag Archives: Venture Capital

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

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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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WeddingWire is helping engaged couples and wedding vendors find the perfect match

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Do not tangle with Martha Stewart over table etiquette. That was the lesson Tim Chi learned in 2007. Chi had pulled together about a half-million in funding for his fledgling online wedding marketplace concept, WeddingWire, which was aimed at connecting engaged couples with wedding vendors. The site had shown some promise in its test city, Washington, DC, but it needed cash to scale.

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A peek into the life of one of Philly’s top venture capitalists

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A Q&A with Winston Churchill, Managing General Partner of SCP Partners: The man who has Great Britain’s most famous leader’s name somewhat resembles him, although they are not related. Winston Churchill, managing general partner of SCP Partners, a national venture capital firm that invests in later-stage companies, is a renaissance man in every way.

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