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Want to Have Your Cake and Equity Too? Consider Non-dilutive Funding

By Karen Utgoff

Rather than taking a piece of your pie, non-dilutive funding sources offer outside funding and/or in-kind resources that let you have your cake and equity too. 303 more words

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Email and file encryption service Virtru, built by ex-NSA engineer, raises $29 million

Talk about being at the right place and at the right time. Following revelations of government spying, data breaches, malicious hacking, identity theft and other online threats, the email and file encryption application Virtru has now grown to over 4,000 customers and has closed on $29 million in Series A funding, the company announced. Read More>>

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"But where's the money?"

A colleague was talking to the CEO of a fast-growing small business about a partnership opportunity.

The CEO said, “well, this is something we believe in, something we want to have happen,” and then he continued, “in fact, it’s something my partners and I want to be able to support in our personal and our corporate lives.” … 84 more words


Sierra Nevada Corp. prepares for next round of Dream Chaser tests

Sierra Nevada Corp. (SNC) said its Dream Chaser vehicle is ready for a second round of test flights in California as it presses ahead with development of a version of that vehicle to transport cargo to the International Space Station.  87 more words

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Green Acres is the Place to Be

Wishful thinking! As I started this blog many moons ago, I was inspired by a local couple who started a farm and CSA to support their restaurants. 461 more words


Cybersecurity startup PhishMe raises $42.5 million to help employees spot phishing attacks

PhishMe, a cyber security startup that helps companies thwart phishing attacks among other targeted malware, has closed a $42.5 million series C round led by existing investor Paladin Capital Group, with participation from Bessemer Venture Partners.  53 more words

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IBM’s $2 Billion Man Is Amassing a Cybersecurity Startup Empire

After selling his last company to IBM for $2 billion, Lance Crosby is now the one doing the acquiring. StackPath, a cybersecurity firm he founded last year, has already raised $180 million and bought at least four startups.  14 more words

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