Ask investors for more than you think you need, because you're probably optimistic, and spend slower than you planned, because you're a realist.
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A snapshot of where angel investors are putting their money.
Eighty-five investors can now say they own part of The Hard Rock Hotel in downtown Palm Springs, Calif.
Regulators argue that the income requirements for accredited investors -- which were set in 1982 -- are in desperate need of an adjustment. Entrepreneurs and investors, meanwhile, dont want to see access to capital limited.
In fact, it may indicate the opposite.
Given their different views of the world, it's a miracle that they ever get together.
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Tech startups have a hypnotic hold on investors, except for those who pay attention to the numbers.
There are five stages of new ventures. Each one will determine who you should seek funding from.
Jason Calacanis sold Weblogs Inc. to AOL in 2005 for a reported $30 million, was an early investor in ride-sharing company Uber and is a co-founder of the online news blog, Inside. The secret to success with Internet technology-based companies is always bettering your skillset, he says.
The app that revolves around a one-syllable word starts off as a joke, brings in $1 million dollars in funding and then gets hacked. Only in Silicon Valley.
The SEC is considering higher financial thresholds for accredited investors. That might not limit angel financing as much as feared.
Your absolute faith in your idea is not shared by investors but, if you see things as they do, you can persuade them.
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