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7 Taboos of Business Pitching

7 Taboos of Business Pitching

Avoid these no-nos to inspire investor passion. Provide compelling evidence of a boost to their bottom line.
Finding the Right Angel Investor for You

Finding the Right Angel Investor for You

Not all investors are created equal. Here are some tips on finding the best investor for your startup and its needs.
This Hard Rock Hotel Just Raised $1.5 Million Through Crowdfunding

This Hard Rock Hotel Just Raised $1.5 Million Through Crowdfunding

Eighty-five investors can now say they own part of The Hard Rock Hotel in downtown Palm Springs, Calif.
Who Should Be Deemed 'Sophisticated' Enough to Be an Investor?

Who Should Be Deemed 'Sophisticated' Enough to Be an Investor?

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, don’t want to see access to capital limited.
When Angel Investors Reject Your Plan

When Angel Investors Reject Your Plan

If those you've approached for money say no, try to figure out why. Maybe it will lead to some good news.
Founders Are From Mars, Capital Providers From Venus

Founders Are From Mars, Capital Providers From Venus

Given their different views of the world, it's a miracle that they ever get together.
Why Unglamorous Consumer Startups Merit Some Investor Love

Why Unglamorous Consumer Startups Merit Some Investor Love

Tech startups have a hypnotic hold on investors, except for those who pay attention to the numbers.
Who Is the Right Investor for You? That Depends on Where You Are Now.

Who Is the Right Investor for You? That Depends on Where You Are Now.

There are five stages of new ventures. Each one will determine who you should seek funding from.
If You Want to Be a Big Deal, Never Stop Learning

If You Want to Be a Big Deal, Never Stop Learning

Jason Calacanis sold Weblogs Inc. to AOL in 2005 for a reported $30 million, was an early investor in ride-sharing company Uber and is a co-founder of the online news blog, Inside. The secret to success with Internet technology-based companies is always bettering your skillset, he says.
The ‘Yo’ Explosion Comes Full Circle: Viral App Gets Hacked

The ‘Yo’ Explosion Comes Full Circle: Viral App Gets Hacked

The app that revolves around a one-syllable word starts off as a joke, brings in $1 million dollars in funding and then gets hacked. Only in Silicon Valley.
Would a Higher Accredited-Investor Threshold Clip Angels' Wings?

Would a Higher Accredited-Investor Threshold Clip Angels' Wings?

The SEC is considering higher financial thresholds for accredited investors. That might not limit angel financing as much as feared.
5 Things Investors Want to Know Before Signing a Check

5 Things Investors Want to Know Before Signing a Check

Your absolute faith in your idea is not shared by investors but, if you see things as they do, you can persuade them.
3 Angles for Understanding Angels

3 Angles for Understanding Angels

Entrepreneurs seeking a heavenly relationship with their investors should know three things before pitching their business.
Pitching Investments to Pro Athletes Is No Slam Dunk

Pitching Investments to Pro Athletes Is No Slam Dunk

Athletes today are famously well paid and far more business savvy than in years past.
A Step-by-Step Guide to Nabbing an Angel Round

A Step-by-Step Guide to Nabbing an Angel Round

With many entrepreneurs stating their major concern is capital, getting outside funding can be imperative to a startup's success. Here are a few tips on getting your first round.
5 Early Funding Mistakes that Can Kill Your Company in the Long Run

5 Early Funding Mistakes that Can Kill Your Company in the Long Run

While entrepreneurs may strive to raise a lot of money or seek a high valuation, these aspirations can end up hurting you down the road.
How an Innovative Whiskey Brand Won Angel Investors (Without Getting Them Wasted)

How an Innovative Whiskey Brand Won Angel Investors (Without Getting Them Wasted)

Cleveland Whiskey built its credibility before approaching angel investors for money and mentorship.
Best Advice from Billionaire Investors for Entrepreneurs (Infographic)

Best Advice from Billionaire Investors for Entrepreneurs (Infographic)

Warren Buffett, Carlos Slim, Carl Ichan, George Soros and a handful of other billionaires give their best advice for startups.
The Art of Business Pitching Has Changed. Are You on Board?

The Art of Business Pitching Has Changed. Are You on Board?

Presentations are changing, becoming more visual, but the pictures can't do all the talking. Real money allocation also speaks strongly to investors.
Determining Board Control Doesn't Have to Be Stressful. Here's What to Do.

Determining Board Control Doesn't Have to Be Stressful. Here's What to Do.

If entrepreneurs raise a round of capital the more than likely will face the angst-inducing conundrum of determining board structure. Here are a few pointers.
Fundraising 101: The First Timer's Guide to Pitching Investors

Fundraising 101: The First Timer's Guide to Pitching Investors

Pitching to investors can be a daunting and at times, tough on an entrepreneur's confidence level. Here are a few tidbits of advice on pitching from an entrepreneur who has been there, done that.
How to Make Time Work for You When Pitching for Funds

How to Make Time Work for You When Pitching for Funds

The hour of the day, minutes in a slide and when your idea will pay off will determine whether you'll see any money.
Private Companies Publicly Fundraising: Where's The Money Going?

Private Companies Publicly Fundraising: Where's The Money Going?

It's been nearly six months since private companies were given legal permission to publicly advertise their fundraising efforts. Here's a look at how it has paid off so far.
Pitching for Profits: Delivering a Presentation Investors Love

Pitching for Profits: Delivering a Presentation Investors Love

Entrepreneurs only have a short window of time to impress investors with the hopes of snagging funds. Here are a few pointers on how to get their attention and hopefully their money.
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