Why Female Entrepreneurs Have a Harder Time Raising Venture Capital

Why Female Entrepreneurs Have a Harder Time Raising Venture CapitalWhen investors are deciding who to allocate capital to, they of course look at “hard data” but, research shows, they also draw heavily from their perceptions of the entrepreneur and the founding team. However, there is a widespread disparity in funding—a disparity most notably observed through differences in the capital-raising experiences of male founders versus female founders whereby women are less likely to be given funding for their business. Read more>>

Early Stage Startups Are Struggling, While VC Investment Dollars Are At All Time High

It’s a mixed bag for startups and funding this year, according to the Q1 2018 PwC/CB Insights MoneyTree™ Report. Since the beginning of the year, the US has seen more than $21B in funding across more than 1,200 deals. Unfortunately for young companies, first venture rounds were on the decline. However, on the plus side, money is definitely flowing in established startup community. Read more>>

4 Critical Tests for a New Spacecraft That Will Clean Up Space Debris

/image/MzA1OTExNg.jpegA spacecraft may soon be able to snare space junk by firing harpoons and nets. A European mission was expected to begin tests in late May of space-age versions of those ancient tools to clean up Earth’s cluttered orbital lanes. To head off future catastrophe, experts from NASA and the European Space Agency have proposed removing 5 to 10 large pieces of debris each year. Read more>>