Asheesh Advani

Asheesh Advani is CEO of Covestor, an online marketplace for investors. He founded CircleLending, which was acquired by Virgin.
 

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Raising Money From Informal Investors
Borrowing Startup Funds From Friends and Family

Raising Money From Informal Investors

The devil's in the details when taking money from--and structuring a deal with--friends, family and angel investors.
Startup Financing

Closing a Startup Financing Deal

Smart advice from a money pro on just how to get that deal done--and your money in the bank.
Funding Options for Bad Credit Risks
Startup Financing

Funding Options for Bad Credit Risks

If your credit score is holding you back from landing startup capital, you'll appreciate these tips for finding the funding you need.
Loans from Friends and Family

Tap Into Your Network for Business Funding

Looking to raise capital for your new business? Start by approaching the people who know you best.
Self-Financing Your Startup

Tapping Your Personal Savings to Fund Your Startup

Our startup financing expert explains the right way to use your personal funds to finance your new business.
Financing

Raising Money Using Convertible Debt

There's debt financing, there's equity financing, and then there's convertible debt. Find out why this third option can work well for startups.
Financing

Choosing Between Debt and Equity Financing

When it comes to getting outside funding for your startup, you have two routes to take. Our financing expert helps you decide which is best for you.
Deciding Whom to Ask for Money
Startup Financing

Deciding Whom to Ask for Money

When it comes to figuring out just whom you'd like to approach for business capital, these tips can help you develop a great list of prospects.
Financing

Can Young Entrepreneurs Get Funding?

If you're young and in love with the idea of starting a business, these tips will help you in your search for startup financing.
Using Credit Cards to Fund Your Business
Self-Financing Your Startup

Using Credit Cards to Fund Your Business

Know the risks you face before you take the plunge into credit-card debt.
Financing

How to Keep Your Investors Happy

Four tips on effective investor relations for startups
Financing

Should You Hire Someone To Raise Money For You?

Our startup financing expert offers tips on dealing with financing consultants, brokers and money finders.
Financing

Should First Investors Get Extra Compensation?

Our startup financing expert offers tips on providing incentives for your first investors.
Financing

Obtaining a Loan for Your Startup

Getting money for your new business is easier than you think--once you dispel the three common myths of bank financing.
Angel Investors

The Fine Art of Meeting With an Angel Investor

Practical advice on when and how to pitch private investors for your business

Know Thy Investor

Make your pitches pitch perfect. Use this practical guide to determine the type of risks your private investors can handle.
Financing

Categorizing Your Investors

Follow this practical guide to determine the type of risks your private investors can handle, so you know just how to pitch them.

Forecasting Startup Growth

Use this easy-to-follow guide to forecasting revenues and expenses during the startup stage of your biz.
Financing

Negotiation Tips for Startups

Follow these suggestions for negotiating with employees, investors and suppliers when your business has no revenue.
How to Forecast Revenue and Growth
Startup Basics

How to Forecast Revenue and Growth

When starting out, financial forecasts may seem overwhelming. We'll help you conquer the numbers with this easy-to-follow guide to forecasting revenues and expenses during startup.
How to Make the Kitchen Table Pitch
Borrowing Startup Funds From Friends and Family

How to Make the Kitchen Table Pitch

Follow these four tips if you're raising startup capital from family and friends.

What's Your Biz Worth?

Valuing a new biz is more art than science. Here are three steps to pricing your startup while keeping it real.
Management & Operations

Should Startups Place Bulk Orders?

Getting discounts often means you have to place a large order with a supplier. Is this a wise move for a new business?

Getting Your Startup Paperwork in Order

A look at the federal, state and local permits and registrations you'll need to do business.
Hiring Center

Do You Need a Chief Operating Officer?

Answer these four questions to determine if your startup really needs a full-time COO.
Startup Basics

Getting Startup Paperwork Together

A look at the federal, state and local permits and registrations you'll need to do business.

Getting Your Startup Paperwork in Order

A look at the federal, state and local permits and registrations you'll need to do business.
How to Value Your Startup
Startup Financing

How to Value Your Startup

These three steps will help you determine what your new business is worth.
Startup Financing

Do You Need Excellent Credit to Start a Business?

Not necessarily-but you'll need to know where to look for funding.
Startup Basics

Selecting an Advisory Board

6 tips for finding the best advisors for your business

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