Raising Venture Capital: Big Headlines Hide the Ugly Truth

Dataminr, Inc. is celebrating. The company just announced a feat that a lot of small business owners would love to claim: a new $130 million investment from leading angels and VC… on top of $50 million raised since opening their doors in 2009. The latest investment values the company north of $700 million.

Dazzled? Jealous? Stories like this make you think that raising venture capital is the easiest, fastest – and sexiest – option for funding your small business.

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