Financing

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.
Financing

Quirky Lands Its Largest Funding Round at $79 Million

The social product-development company also has extended its partnership with GE.
Jessica Alba's Startup Nabs $25 Million in Funding
Financing

Jessica Alba's Startup Nabs $25 Million in Funding

Subscription-commerce business The Honest Company has just closed a round of funding for expansion and growth.
A Business Plan for the Startup Economy
Financing

A Business Plan for the Startup Economy

Access to capital is key in helping high-growth startups get off the ground and running. Here are two ways to help get them there.
How to Spread the Word About Your Crowdfunding Campaign
Financing

How to Spread the Word About Your Crowdfunding Campaign

Crowdfunding is not a 'set it and forget it' proposition. Running a successful campaign requires being fearless in getting out and spreading the word about your venture.
Why Now Is the Time to Seek Startup Funding
Financing

Why Now Is the Time to Seek Startup Funding

Never before have there been so many places for those seeking and those providing capital to connect.
Zombie VC Firms Can Be an Entrepreneur's Nightmare
Venture Capital

Zombie VC Firms Can Be an Entrepreneur's Nightmare

Entrepreneurs, beware: When a VC firm shuts down, the obligation to deliver a return on the investment rarely goes away.
How to Market Your Crowdfunding Campaign
Payments & Collections

How to Market Your Crowdfunding Campaign

You need a crowd to fund your idea. Here are the sources you should tap to spread the word about your crowdfunding campaign.
Why Tech Valuations Can't Be Too High or Too Low
Financing

Why Tech Valuations Can't Be Too High or Too Low

The eye-popping price tags of companies such as Fab, Pinterest and Snapchat have raised concerns that valuations have gotten out of whack. The reality is there's no such thing as being overvalued or undervalued.
Everything You Wanted to Know About VC Liquidation Preference But Were Afraid to Ask
Venture Capital

Everything You Wanted to Know About VC Liquidation Preference But Were Afraid to Ask

Read the second part of a series that walks you step-by-step through a venture capital deal.
How to Set a Crowdfunding Goal
Financing

How to Set a Crowdfunding Goal

It's very likely you'll need more money than you think to fund your business idea. Here's how to determine an amount that's not too high and not too low, but one that's just right.
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