Startup Financing

What Angel Investors Want Now
Startup Financing

What Angel Investors Want Now

The second annual Halo Report released today shows where angels are excited to invest, both by sector and geographically, and how much they are commonly investing.
The Rising Threat of Patent Trolls and What You Can Do to Protect Your Startup
Startup Basics

The Rising Threat of Patent Trolls and What You Can Do to Protect Your Startup

Tim Sparapani of Application Developers Alliance provides insight into the world of patent trolls.
College Entrepreneurs to Compete for Big Money Prizes at Rice University
Startup Financing

College Entrepreneurs to Compete for Big Money Prizes at Rice University

One of the largest -- and richest -- business plan competitions in the country kicks off today.
Venture Capital's Big Boys Getting Bigger
Financing

Venture Capital's Big Boys Getting Bigger

Fewer private U.S. venture-capital funds are raising money to invest in startups, the National Venture Capital Association says. The biggest players are at the top, the smallest are at the bottom and the midsize firms watch the clock tick.
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.
JOBS Act, One Year Later: Hang Tight, Equity Crowdfunding Is Coming
Financing

JOBS Act, One Year Later: Hang Tight, Equity Crowdfunding Is Coming

President Obama signed the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act into law one year ago today, and it's still not implemented.
Raising Money Through Crowdfunding? Consider These Best Practices for Success
Financing

Raising Money Through Crowdfunding? Consider These Best Practices for Success

At a conference in New York City, industry experts shared tips for tapping the crowd.
'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.
10 Mistakes to Avoid When Pitching Investors (Infographic)
Venture Capital

10 Mistakes to Avoid When Pitching Investors (Infographic)

For many entrepreneurs looking to start a business, getting access to capital can be the make-or-break moment to a successful launch.
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.
Crowdfunders Step Up Lobbying for SEC Rules
Financing

Crowdfunders Step Up Lobbying for SEC Rules

Members of the crowdfunding community descended on Washington, D.C., calling for the regulatory agency to finalize rules.
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.
Crowdfunders Press the SEC: What Is Taking So Long?
Financing

Crowdfunders Press the SEC: What Is Taking So Long?

Various members of the crowdfunding community are expected meet in Washington, D.C., Tuesday to press lawmakers and the SEC to implement the JOBS Act.
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.
4 Steps for Making Early Financial Projections
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.
Crash Course in Business Plan Competitions
Your Business Plan

Crash Course in Business Plan Competitions

Business-plan competitions can yield more than seed money for your bright idea -- they can also connect you with mentors, collaborators and investors.
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