Financing

4 Things Investors Need to Know About Your Startup
Startup Financing

4 Things Investors Need to Know About Your Startup

Be prepared to communicate these points, and you'll be speaking your investor's language.
A Chain of Brain-Fitness Stores Gets Big-Time Funding
Financing

A Chain of Brain-Fitness Stores Gets Big-Time Funding

After a false start, Lindsay Gaskin tweaked her business model and gained the attention of major investors.
Why You Need to Take a Close Look at Dividend Provisions
Venture Capital

Why You Need to Take a Close Look at Dividend Provisions

Most dividend provisions fall into one of three categories. Do you understand the differences between them?
One Silicon Valley Investor Has a Wacky Proposal to Carve Up California Into 6 Separate States
Venture Capital

One Silicon Valley Investor Has a Wacky Proposal to Carve Up California Into 6 Separate States

The idea: Provide California residents, businesses and politics to 'start fresh.'
The Difference Between Good and Bad Debt
Bank Loans and Microloans

The Difference Between Good and Bad Debt

Sometimes debt can give you a financial edge -- but you need to use it wisely.
How to Prove Clean Tech is Marketable
Financing

How to Prove Clean Tech is Marketable

"Clean tech" may not be the easiest sell. But startups in the sustainable technology sector offer the next wave of discoveries with potential for big returns.
States Charge Ahead With Their Own Crowdfunding Laws
Financing

States Charge Ahead With Their Own Crowdfunding Laws

Michigan is the latest in a series of states to make moves to pass intrastate equity crowdfunding legislation.
Coinbase Nets $25 Million in Largest Ever Bitcoin Fundraise
Venture Capital

Coinbase Nets $25 Million in Largest Ever Bitcoin Fundraise

The largest Bitcoin service in the U.S. just got a major push to expand its business.
AMC Offers Loyal Customers Stock in Upcoming IPO
IPOs and DPOs

AMC Offers Loyal Customers Stock in Upcoming IPO

AMC Stubs members have the chance buy stock as the company prepares to go public, with the company reserving 110,000 shares for loyal customers.
Here Is How to Get a VC's Attention
Financing

Here Is How to Get a VC's Attention

With an onslaught of startups looking to raise funds, entrepreneurs need to have their game face on to get the attention of a VC. Here are three tips to help you with your approach.
The Right Way to Ask Your Parents to Finance Your Business
Financing

The Right Way to Ask Your Parents to Finance Your Business

4 things to consider before asking mom and dad for money.
7 Ways to Kill a Perfect Investor Pitch
Financing

7 Ways to Kill a Perfect Investor Pitch

The very fact that investors are in front of you means they're interested in hearing your pitch. You already have their attention; the trick is keeping it.
How to Fund a Startup When Your Bank Account Has Seen Headier Days
Financing

How to Fund a Startup When Your Bank Account Has Seen Headier Days

Don't let a little thing like a lack of funds hold your startup ambitions back.
Meet the Top 5 Angel Investors of 2013 (Infographic)
Angel Investors

Meet the Top 5 Angel Investors of 2013 (Infographic)

These 'super angels' were active investors this year, funding a diverse cast of promising startups.
How to Use Video to Promote Your Crowdfunding Campaign
Financing

How to Use Video to Promote Your Crowdfunding Campaign

Campaigns that use videos have a significantly higher success rate and raise more money than those that don't. Find out what your videos should contain to bring in the backers
Should You Go East Or West for Your Venture Capital?
Venture Capital

Should You Go East Or West for Your Venture Capital?

There are big differences between venture capital firms on the East and West Coasts. Here's what you need to know to pick the right one.
Why Box's Co-founder Turned Down a $550 Million Offer That Would Have Made Him 'Phenomenally Wealthy' At 26
Financing

Why Box's Co-founder Turned Down a $550 Million Offer That Would Have Made Him 'Phenomenally Wealthy' At 26

Take all that cash? Nope. Entrepreneur Aaron Levie had bigger plans.
Why Venture Capitalists Don't Care About Your Pitch
Venture Capital

Why Venture Capitalists Don't Care About Your Pitch

Ideas are really the easy part of a startup; what VC's are increasingly looking for is the ability to execute.
Financing

What This Female CEO Learned About Gender Bias After Pitching 200 VCs

Women tend to undersell their vision compared to men when pitching VCs, but there's more to successful pitching than a big promise. Here's one CEO's lessons.
Where Startup Funding Really Comes From (Infographic)
Financing

Where Startup Funding Really Comes From (Infographic)

VCs and angel investors get a lot of attention, but personal loans and credit, followed by investments from friends and family, are the top funding sources for startups.
Survey: 1 in 2 Angel Investors Regrets an Investment Made This Year
Angel Investors

Survey: 1 in 2 Angel Investors Regrets an Investment Made This Year

Entrepreneurs tend to over-promise when pitching their startup at the earliest stages, investors say.
How to Build Great Credit for Your Fledgling Startup
Financing

How to Build Great Credit for Your Fledgling Startup

Young entrepreneurs have the challenge of raising funds on little to no credit history. Here's how to overcome this obstacle.
Investing Trend for 2014: Equity Crowdfunding
Financing

Investing Trend for 2014: Equity Crowdfunding

No idea, no problem. Platforms like Upstart and Pave allow entrepreneurs to crowdfund from accredited investors in exchange for a small cut of their future incomes.
The Passive Check In: Is This Foursquare's Hail Mary Pass?
News and Trends

The Passive Check In: Is This Foursquare's Hail Mary Pass?

Amid much criticism, Foursquare is mounting an offense that has many in the startup world sitting up and taking notice.
How the JOBS Act Boosted the IPO Market (Infographic)
Financing

How the JOBS Act Boosted the IPO Market (Infographic)

A look at the companies that have gone public since President Obama passed the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act in April of 2012.
Why So Many VC Firms Invest in the Same Companies
Venture Capital

Why So Many VC Firms Invest in the Same Companies

How to understand venture capital's herd mentality.
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