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Pinterest's Valuation Doubles In A Year To $5 Billion With Latest Investment In Company

Pinterest, the scrapbooking site and latest social media darling, is now valued at about $5 billion, based on its latest round of financing from investors. The San Francisco company said on Thursday that it raised $200 million, which values the entire company at about $5 billion, making it one of the most valuable venture-capital backed startups in the world, The Wall Street Journal reported. The 4-year-old San Francisco company's...

Angel Investing Groups Growing Presence Substantially in Canada, Report Reveals

In 2013, nearly 30 angel groups made just under 200 investments totalling $89 million—more than double the amount invested by angel groups in 2012. This is according to a report entitled Angel Investing Activity in Canada: Accelerating the Asset Class. Produced by the National Angel Capital Organization—with help from BDC Venture Capital, the government, and KPMG—the report delves deep into Canada's angel investing scene and re...

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Tips & Advice for Angel Investors

7 Things Top VCs Do Differently

Just like every other industry, there are the middle-of-the-pack venture capitalists, and then there are those at the top of their game. Not all VCs are the same, and the difference between a B-lister and a rockstar lies in the delivery of the oft-promised “value add.” Every VC talks about how he’ll be a game-changer for an entrepreneur who takes his money, but not every VC then follows through and is able to walk that walk. As I ...

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