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Mutual funds are not always safe. All told, 1,336 mutual funds—counting each share class separately—were liquidated last year. Counting each individual portfolio, about 425 funds died last year. In 2008, fund managers liquidated 826 funds, or 145 individual portfolios. Find out why these funds are dying early.
An Irish software start-up has collected $230,000 using the social networking site LinkedIn. Seven hundred e-mails were sent to potential investors through LinkedIn earlier this month, generating 200 replies by phone, e-mail and Twitter. The company raised €162,500 in just eight days.
Getting funding for your start-up can be really tough, but many budding entrepreneurs still raise capital from angel investors. An informal survey shows that the British TV show ‘Dragons' Den’ and its US counterpart ‘Shark Tank’ are actually helping to educate start-up students.