Ann Arbor and Memphis are among the top cities for female founders raising their first round


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Beale Street in Memphis, Tennessee


A new study found that female-founded startups made up 21 percent of companies that raised an initial VC round in 2017, compared to 7 percent in 2005.Read More

Seattle’s VC firms raised more new funds in 2018 than they had in 10 years


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Aerial view of Seattle, Washington.


Seattle is adding more new VC firms, as the city is adding more tech jobs than San Francisco. But, seed stage capital remains hard to come by.Read More

Heartland Tech Weekly: Indie.vc’s funding model could be promising for startups in Middle America


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Indie.vc offers startups an alternative to traditional VC, by allowing them to buy back shares of their investment, to keep control of their company.Read More

Heartland Tech Weekly: These states had promising VC funding increases in 2018


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With the books closed on 2018, its safe to say that startups in these states reached significant funding milestones last year.Read More

Rural Innovation Initiative aims to help small towns get funding for remote work spaces


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The Rural Innovation Initiative, led by a former Google executive, will help small towns develop a strategy for attracting more remote and digital jobs.Read More