Stanford, Harvard Produce Most VC-Backed Entrepreneurs

Clare Christopher, Editor -

A new PitchBook report tallies how many startups have been produced by the top 50 universities since 2006.

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M.R. Asks 3 Questions: Priya Rajan, Director, SVB

M.R. Rangaswami, Co-Founder - Sand Hill Group

I sat down with Priya to find out what she looks for in an early-stage investment as well as hear about the pitfalls that she sees among many young founders.

To Seed or Not to Seed: That’s the Enterprise Cloud Question

Matt Holleran, General Partner - Cloud Apps Capital Partners

Why cloud startups should consider skipping seed funding and begin with a Classic Series A round to achieve the scale and success required to serve global customers.

State of Fintech: 5 Challenges the Next Winner Will Overcome

Rishi Garg, VC - Mayfield

When you consider how crowded and well-funded the consumer fintech space is, only the companies that seem to make the impossible possible will actually break through. Here are the challenges the next fintech kings and queens will need to conquer.

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M.R. Asks 3 Questions: Murali Vullaganti, Founder and CEO, PeopleShores

M.R. Rangaswami, Co-Founder - Sand Hill Group

Murali Vullaganti cofounded PeopleShores, a social enterprise focused on job creation for unemployed youth in underserved communities.