Winning VC funding is a gratifying rite of passage that some of the most successful entrepreneurs skipped in favor of funding growth from revenue.
There is only so much an investor can due to reduce risk, so be sure to do all of it.
When pitching investors it is important to get it right the first time as often this is the only chance you got. So avoid these nine major blunders.
A snapshot of where angel investors are putting their money.
Theres one thing worse than watching an entrepreneur crumble under a fatal barrage of questions.
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, dont want to see access to capital limited.
Starting a Business
A serial entrepreneur provides valuable insights gleaned from the trenches.
Personal networks are important for founders looking for venture capital. Entrepreneurs from underrepresented groups have particular challenges.
The startup investment arm of the digital giant is aiming to put support into new European companies.
Our expert Bo Yaghmaie explains how entrepreneurs should prepare for the worst.
Mountain View, Calif.-based Matterport develops technology that allow users to capture images and turn them into 3-D models that can be explored. A current application is providing a way for real-estate listings to be walked through.
If you've already scored some good media coverage, use it to your benefit when trying to score funding.
Given their different views of the world, it's a miracle that they ever get together.
Assisting startups and major corporations with financing, Bo Yagmaie is looking to take entrepreneurs questions relating to VCs, funding and corporate formation.
There are five stages of new ventures. Each one will determine who you should seek funding from.
Grow Your Business
Entrepreneurs need to scrutinize potential investors as closely as investors study the potential investment.
Three successful leaders in business are modeling the idea that being generous is a valuable goal in itself.
Investors want to protect their stake, entrepreneurs want to keep control. There is room to negotiate.
A cross between Peapod and Uber, Instacart allows customers to select items online from their favorite grocery stores and have them picked up and delivered by locals.
The apartment-rental platform is no stranger to controversy and criticism, but its founders say determination is everything.
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