venture capital

CastAR Raises $15 Million for Augmented Gaming

Jeri Ellsworth talks about what CastAR will do with $15 million in new funding.

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Beyond Kickstarter: The Rise of Equity Crowdfunding

Before Kickstarter and Indiegogo, the way to raise money for your startup to was to sell equity. That model is on its way back.

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Root Venture VC Raises $30 Million for Early Stage Hardware Startups

When Avidan Ross was planning his wedding, he bought a Jinan G. Weike LG500 laser cutter to make his own escort cards and table numbers. “She got a diamond, I got a 90W laser,” he said. It was that mentality that led Ross to launch a $30 million fund — or, more precisely, a pi-inspired $31,415,927 — […]

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How VCs Look at the Maker Market

VC have a role in the maker market. Investors bring more than their money to the table. Business relationships and experience to advise a new CEO can be a major advantage for a hardware start-up if they find the right investor for them.

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