Startup Financing

Funding 101: How to Position Your Startup as a Good Investment
Startup Financing

Funding 101: How to Position Your Startup as a Good Investment

Why you should look beyond bootstrapping and loans from friends and family to set your company up for success and win investors.
Crowdfunding Industry On Fire: Trends to Watch
Financing

Crowdfunding Industry On Fire: Trends to Watch

Market research data shows that 308 active crowdfunding platforms raised $2.7 billion last year. In 2013, the industry is expected to raise $5.1 billion. Here's a look at where the rapidly-evolving industry is heading.
'Entourage' Star Adrian Grenier Starts Music Incubator
Startup Financing

'Entourage' Star Adrian Grenier Starts Music Incubator

While the young actor has already co-founded or invested in several startups, this time Grenier is changing his tune. Brian Solis spoke with him about his new venture.
Not Your Traditional Incubator: Rokk3r Labs, a Hybrid Investor-Accelerator
Startup Financing

Not Your Traditional Incubator: Rokk3r Labs, a Hybrid Investor-Accelerator

Miami-based venture creates fast time-to-market recipe
4 Things Young Entrepreneurs Need to Know About the JOBS Act
Venture and Angel Investors

4 Things Young Entrepreneurs Need to Know About the JOBS Act

When it comes to landing startup capital, crowdfunding can be a young entrepreneur's best friend. Given the new crowdfudning law, though, here are a few changes that'll pay to know sooner than later.
Angel Investment Clubs Offer a Ray of Hope -- and Capital
Startup Financing

Angel Investment Clubs Offer a Ray of Hope -- and Capital

From Silicon Valley to the Gulf Coast, angel investment clubs are looking to fund local startups that solve problems across a variety of industries.
How Much Traction Is Enough for Investors?
Venture and Angel Investors

How Much Traction Is Enough for Investors?

Besides the famed "hockey stick" adoption rate, here are a few ideas for showing investors why they should pay attention to your startup.
How One Young Trep Landed Venture Funding After Getting Booted from Y Combinator
Startup Financing

How One Young Trep Landed Venture Funding After Getting Booted from Y Combinator

In starting up, sometimes the best experiences can come from the worst ones.
The Next Big Thing in Crowdfunding: In-Person Events
Startup Financing

The Next Big Thing in Crowdfunding: In-Person Events

When it comes to landing funding, a smile and a handshake still go a long way. Check out the latest wave in crowdfunding.
Where to Look for Grant Money for Your Business
Startup Financing

Where to Look for Grant Money for Your Business

Grant funding isn't just for nonprofits. Startups can also secure grant money. Finding a good match is the hard part. Here are some ideas for launching your search.
Richard Branson on Why Money Isn't Everything
Startup Financing

Richard Branson on Why Money Isn't Everything

You need a lot of ingredients to launch a successful business, but a big pot of money isn't one of them. Virgin founder Richard Branson explains why.
New Crowdfunding Sites Boost Health Startups
Startup Financing

New Crowdfunding Sites Boost Health Startups

Crowdfunding is catching fire in health care, partly because of the growing collection of sites that offer services to entrepreneurs inventing new products for patients, physicians and other medical providers.
5 Tips for Customizing Your Pitch for Every Investor
Venture and Angel Investors

5 Tips for Customizing Your Pitch for Every Investor

Like entrepreneurs, investors also tend to specialize in certain industries. Here's how to cater to all of them.
Business-Buying Search Funds Gain Momentum
Startup Financing

Business-Buying Search Funds Gain Momentum

The buy-build-sell strategy is spreading thanks to a few high-profile successes. Here's how it works.
Kauffman Foundation's State of Entrepreneurship: A Hopeful Outlook for 2013
Startup Financing

Kauffman Foundation's State of Entrepreneurship: A Hopeful Outlook for 2013

Industry watchers are hopeful that entrepreneurship is on the rise.
Startup Basics

4 Steps for Making Early Financial Projections

Tech expert Prerna Gupta on how to convince investors that the potential of your startup is worth their money.
Starting a Business

Barbara Corcoran's 6 Pearls of Wisdom for Young Treps

Ahead of her keynote address at Entrepreneur's annual Growth Conference, here are some of her choicest gems of advice for young entrepreneurs.
How TechStars Gave an iPhone Relocation App a Boost
Startup Financing

How TechStars Gave an iPhone Relocation App a Boost

An app that eases the packing-up process gets some help from the New York City incubator of startup accelerator TechStars.
CrowdCheck Helps Startups Navigate Crowdfunding Laws
Startup Financing

CrowdCheck Helps Startups Navigate Crowdfunding Laws

Companies are lining up to help 'treps navigate new crowdfunding laws. Here's one to watch.
Entrepreneur Cafes Help Feed Local Startups
Startup Basics

Entrepreneur Cafes Help Feed Local Startups

Fundraisers in West Virginia nurture fledgling businesses and help create a culture of entrepreneurship in the state.
Exclusive Q&A with Shark Tank's Investors
Startup Financing

Exclusive Q&A with Shark Tank's Investors

Get inside the mind's of the business and investment experts at the heart of ABC's powerhouse entrepreneurship show Shark Tank, as they dish on what it takes to make it in the world of business.
Crowdfunding Site Gives Startups and Small Businesses a Boost
Startup Financing

Crowdfunding Site Gives Startups and Small Businesses a Boost

A spin on crowdfunding, Smallknot, asks customers to support local businesses.
Can Your Startup Snare the Likes of Billionaire Investor Richard Branson?
Angel Investors

Can Your Startup Snare the Likes of Billionaire Investor Richard Branson?

After landing a top-dollar investment from the famed entrepreneur, the young founders of MySocialCloud.com have found continued success. But could their strategy work for you?
Closing the African-American Startup Gap (Opinion)
Starting a Business

Closing the African-American Startup Gap (Opinion)

Targeted minority-lending programs have had only limited success in encouraging new-business creation among minorities. Could crowd-funding help close the startup gap?
When Investor Likability Can Make or Break a Deal
Startup Financing

When Investor Likability Can Make or Break a Deal

Why two grandmothers chose personality over money for the shark's investment in their candy business.
The Advantages of Seller Financing For Startups
Startup Financing

The Advantages of Seller Financing For Startups

Seller financing has advantages for both sides of a deal.
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