Read This Before Meeting VCs For Pre-Pitch “Advice”

July, 2015
Source: TechCrunch

Read This Before Meeting VCs For Pre-Pitch “Advice”

Before scheduling pre-pitch “advice” meetings with VCs, make sure you follow these three rules of thumb.

Three Reasons Your Term Sheet May Fall Through

May, 2015
Source: TechCrunch

Three Reasons Your Term Sheet May Fall Through

So you’ve made it past all the VC grilling and received a term sheet. Congratulations! But don’t celebrate just yet. Term sheets are non-binding, and even though they should signify a VC has conviction in investing in you and is ready to move towards closing, they fall through more often than most founders mayexpect. Here are the three most common reasons why receiving a term sheet may not result in an investment by a […]

Ovuline raises $3.2M to help even more women make even more babies

May, 2015
Source: Beta Boston

Ovuline raises $3.2M to help even more women make even more babies

Ovuline, the Boston-based developer of apps designed to help women track their fertility and pregnancy, has raised $3.2 million in a new funding round, according to chief executive Paris Wallace. The company submitted filings to the Securities and Exchange Committee on Friday.

Clue to the future: A challenger emerges in Indian e-commerce

April, 2015
Source: Financial Express

Clue to the future: A challenger emerges in Indian e-commerce

In what pitches it against India’s three biggest e-commerce names — Flipkart, Amazon and Snapdeal —  mass market online marketplace Shopclues has been aggressively adding sellers and building its catalogue. In the last one year, it has overtaken Snapdeal in the number of stock-keeping units (SKUs).

Blue Cross partners with Ovuline to personalize insurance for members

April, 2015
Source: Boston Business Journal

Blue Cross partners with Ovuline to personalize insurance for members

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts has partnered with fertility and pregnancy app Ovuline to offer insurers a better way to connect with their patients. Developed as a pilot in February with an undisclosed amount of funding from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, the program allows users looking to get pregnant or looking for […]

Online Lenders Offer a Faster Lifeline for Small Businesses

April, 2015
Source: The New York Times

Online Lenders Offer a Faster Lifeline for Small Businesses

Yaniv Liron has pulled cash and credit from every available source to keep his 11-year-old web design and development business, Lumina, running smoothly — a situation familiar to many small-business owners. Even though his company, in New York City, is established and profitable, obtaining a bank loan or credit line has always been painful. The paperwork […]

New Bento Mastercard Safeguards SME Procurement

March, 2015
Source: PYMNTS

New Bento Mastercard Safeguards SME Procurement

Small businesses are especially in need of resources to help manage procurement spending and mitigate the risk of fraud. But the smallest startups do not often qualify for a corporate credit card, forcing business owners to resort to giving their personal cards to employees to make business purchases. Financial solution provider Bento for Business, however, has […]

A Corporate Card Just For Small Businesses

March, 2015
Source: Forbes

A Corporate Card Just For Small Businesses

Even well-funded startups and small businesses face challenges getting credit cards and when they do qualify, there is very little designed specifically to meet their needs. Yet if you’re a small business owner, how do you control spending and expenses? A credit card. Business owners often use their personal credit card for company expenses and that […]

Fundbox Raises $40M To Keep Small Businesses’ Cash Flowing

March, 2015
Source: WIRED

Fundbox Raises $40M To Keep Small Businesses’ Cash Flowing

IT TAKES MONEY to make money, so the saying goes. Which is why, for so many small businesses, the sometimes months-long gap between filing an invoice and actually getting paid can spell death when you’re already barely scraping by. Enter FundBox, an alternative lending startup that’s trying to fix this problem by doling out advances to small […]