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Venture Capital

Employees sit at a table during a meeting at Merkle
Employees sit at a table during a meeting at Merkle
A great idea is nothing more than that without the funding to manufacture it and bring it to the market. Venture capital firms have helped give fledgling entrepreneurs the financial backing necessary to make a brilliant idea a reality.

Venture Capital Features

Investing in the environment pays off for Woodberry firm

Ecosystem Investment Partners raises money to restore and protect rural streams and wetlands. Developers and city agencies then buy credits from the company to fulfill federal environmental regulations. Learn more about this Baltimore company that is banking on the environment.


Crowdfunding Jumpstarts New Ventures in Unlikely Places

As lending from banks and venture capitalists shrinks, many entrepreneurs have turned to crowdfunding to launch their startups. Using Kickstarter and other sites can also offer a valuable way to test new ideas and get exposure for a new company. But getting money from strangers requires a lot of planning. 

Thinking of the City as a Startup

The editor of a sister publication tackles the question: Can we make cities better by treating them as startups? 

Wasabi Ventures CEO Digs Into His Baltimore Roots

You may have heard the name Wasabi Ventures a lot recently. The Silicon Valley venture capital firm has funded several Baltimore startups, thanks in no small part to its CEO's ties to Charm City. Learn more about Tom "TK" Kuegler. And yes, he's a fan of sushi. 

Social Enterprises Need New Funding Models

Many entrepreneurs dream of launching a venture that not makes money, but also benefits the community. But how do you get money for this? Our columnist tells us.
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