Good things come in small packages. Not a theory often applied to venture capital, or funding small business ideas.
Enter Bill Clark, a capital-and-idea matchmaker of sorts, who breaks the venture capital mold by connecting well-vetted entrepreneurial concepts online with investors looking for the next great idea. His company, Microventures, facilitates the matchmaking process online through www.MicroVentures.com, making it easier for investors to connect with entrepreneurs, and for small businesses to access critical funding.
Co-Founders Bill Clark and Scott Rhode
Microventures.com gives individual investors early access to seed-stage opportunities and start-ups access to capital in a new and innovative way. Continue reading “Austin-based Venture Capital MicroVentures Enables P2P Early Investing”
The August 2010 issue of the magazine Entrepreneur, named Austin, TX as the most creative city in the United States, Brooklyn, NY and Seattle, WA where number two and three consecutively.
Austin is a great place to start a tech business, its entrepreneurial ecosystem built over the years, the steady pool of really young smart people from the University of Texas and great startup resources such as startup accelerators like Capital Factory and Tech Ranch help make this city a great place for startups, especially those focused in the tech industry.
Austin, TX also offers a low-cost of living with an average housing price of $270,ooo and a great quality of life. It is also a great place if you enjoy live music, college football and a funky lifestyle.
Last but not least, there is South by Southwest Interactive (SXSW) which is a really great party for tech companies, startups and entrepreneurs, and at the same time provides a great opportunity for hot startups to launch their ventures at this popular event. This is the event where Twitter received a lot of buzz back in 2007 and won the SXSW Web Award.
If you are looking for a great place to start your tech company, consider Austin, TX, it is an affordable city and it offers a lot of resources for tech companies, entrepreneurs and the like.