Finding Venture Capital

If you are a startup looking for investors, stay as close to home as possible. Forbes' Maureen Farrell says fundraising rounds will be shorter and less frequent if you do.

"It’s possible to get financing from top tier investors if you’re located outside Silicon Valley, New York or Boston, but if you land venture or angel investments from remote investors, expect to go back to investors often for more rounds of cash. A recent study by Indiana University finance professor Xuan Tian found that entrepreneurs who raised capital from investors located more than 25 miles away were forced to raise smaller amounts, with a shorter duration between each fundraising round, than those with nearby investors. ... 'We saw that visiting a company day to day made a real difference, and investors were willing to write bigger checks if they could do that,' [Tian] says."

Scientists claim the Bible is written in code that predicts future events

The controversy around the Torah codes gets a new life.

Michael Drosnin
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  • Mathematicians claim to see a predictive pattern in the ancient Torah texts.
  • The code is revealed by a method found with special computer software.
  • Some events described by reading the code took place after the code was written.
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The mystery of Jesus’ brother gets even weirder

The controversy over whether Jesus had any siblings is reignited after an amazing new discovery of an ancient text.

Jesus and James. Unknown painter. Possibly 14th century.
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Orangutans exhibit awareness of the past

Orangutans join humans and bees in a very exclusive club

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Surprising Science
  • Orangutan mothers wait to sound a danger alarm to avoid tipping off predators to their location
  • It took a couple of researchers crawling around the Sumatran jungle to discover the phenomenon
  • This ability may come from a common ancestor
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