There is nothing like a few meetings with insincere, boastful investors to encourage your embrace of the lean startup strategy.
Before you ask anyone for money, do research into your market segment with these six free to inexpensive resources.
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, don't 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.
Athletes today are famously well paid and far more business savvy than in years past.
While entrepreneurs may strive to raise a lot of money or seek a high valuation, these aspirations can end up hurting you down the road.
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Cleveland Whiskey built its credibility before approaching angel investors for money and mentorship.
Warren Buffett, Carlos Slim, Carl Ichan, George Soros and a handful of other billionaires give their best advice for startups.
Presentations are changing, becoming more visual, but the pictures can't do all the talking. Early sales figures speak strongly to investors.
If entrepreneurs raise a round of capital the more than likely will face the angst-inducing conundrum of determining board structure. Here are a few pointers.
Pitching to investors can be a daunting and at times, tough on an entrepreneur's confidence level. Here are a few tidbits of advice on pitching from an entrepreneur who has been there, done that.
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