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The Art and Science of Company Valuations (Infographic)

The Art and Science of Company Valuations (Infographic)

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See a visual explanation of how young companies are valued, in some cases before they're even making money.
July 2, 2013 in Financing
Kickstarter's Rising Competition: Crowdfunding Alternatives to Donation-Based Sites

Kickstarter's Rising Competition: Crowdfunding Alternatives to Donation-Based Sites

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The JOBS Act may soon go into effect, but young entrepreneurs don't need to wait to look for investors in the crowd.
June 1, 2013 in Financing
Angel Investors Form Group to Fund Bitcoin Startups

Angel Investors Form Group to Fund Bitcoin Startups

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After a tumultuous couple of months, the digital currency is turning investors' heads.
May 30, 2013 in News and Trends
5 Reasons a Young Entrepreneur Should Raise Outside Funding

5 Reasons a Young Entrepreneur Should Raise Outside Funding

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Investor Peter S. Cohan gives us the lowdown about scenarios when a young entrepreneur should turn to investors for funds.
May 21, 2013 in Financing
Behind the Scenes: What It's Really Like to Pitch for a Spot on 'Shark Tank'

Behind the Scenes: What It's Really Like to Pitch for a Spot on 'Shark Tank'

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Meet the entrepreneurs who lined up to pitch to casting directors of the ABC reality TV show.
May 17, 2013 in Financing
NY Angels' Brian Cohen on How to Get 'Smart' Funding for Your Billion Dollar Idea

NY Angels' Brian Cohen on How to Get 'Smart' Funding for Your Billion Dollar Idea

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In his new book, angel investor Brian Cohen talks about the importance of getting smart money for your startup.
May 15, 2013 in Financing
Ken and Ben Lerer Share Their Top 5 Secrets to Success for Young Entrepreneurs

Ken and Ben Lerer Share Their Top 5 Secrets to Success for Young Entrepreneurs

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Big players in New York City's startup ecosystem, the investors behind Lerer Ventures provide insight into what they believe helps entrepreneurs reach their goals.
May 2, 2013 in Success Stories
Pitch Perfect: How to Prepare to Speak in Front of Investors

Pitch Perfect: How to Prepare to Speak in Front of Investors

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Here's a guide for how to prepare your pitch for angel investors and venture capitalists the likes of Chris Dixon.
April 22, 2013 in Startup Financing
What Angel Investors Want Now

What Angel Investors Want Now

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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.
April 16, 2013 in Startup Financing
JOBS Act Expected to Increase Diversity in Funding

JOBS Act Expected to Increase Diversity in Funding

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Industry experts anticipate more women and minorities will become startup funders when non-professional investors are allowed to participate in crowdfunding.
March 26, 2013 in Angel Investors
Angel Investment Clubs Offer a Ray of Hope -- and Capital

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

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From Silicon Valley to the Gulf Coast, angel investment clubs are looking to fund local startups that solve problems across a variety of industries.
March 9, 2013 in Startup Financing
Angels in America: A Look at Angel Investment Growth Across the U.S. (Infographic)

Angels in America: A Look at Angel Investment Growth Across the U.S. (Infographic)

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When it comes to raising financing, angel investors are increasingly spending with startups. Here's a snapshot of the angel-investor landscape.
February 21, 2013 in Financing
Video: Barbara Corcoran on Two Things Investors Look ForPlay Video

Barbara Corcoran on Two Things Investors Look For (Video)

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The Shark Tank investor describes exactly what she looks for when entrepreneurs pitch to her.
February 13, 2013 in Angel Investors
5 Tips for Customizing Your Pitch for Every Investor

5 Tips for Customizing Your Pitch for Every Investor

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Like entrepreneurs, investors also tend to specialize in certain industries. Here's how to cater to all of them.
February 13, 2013 in Venture and Angel Investors

Barbara Corcoran's 6 Pearls of Wisdom for Young Treps

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Ahead of her keynote address at Entrepreneur's annual Growth Conference, here are some of her choicest gems of advice for young entrepreneurs.
January 7, 2013 in Starting a Business
How to Speak the Language of Venture Capital

How to Speak the Language of Venture Capital

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If you're new to the world of raising money, it helps to know the lingo. Here's a guide to the foreign language investors speak.
December 14, 2012 in Starting a Business
5 Funding Sources to Grow Your Business (Infographic)

5 Funding Sources to Grow Your Business (Infographic)

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A look at the pros and cons of securing capital from crowdfunding, angel investors, venture capitalists, the SBA and community banks.
December 13, 2012 in Financing
Can Your Startup Snare the Likes of Billionaire Investor Richard Branson?

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

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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?
November 24, 2012 in Angel Investors
3 Critical Elements of an Investor Pitch

3 Critical Elements of an Investor Pitch

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You only have a few minutes to convince an investor to fund your startup. Improve your pitch with these essentials.
November 2, 2012 in Startup Financing
Insider's Guide to How to Fund Your Startup

Insider's Guide to How to Fund Your Startup

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How you fund your startup will play a deciding role in the company you build.
October 29, 2012 in Startup Financing
How Shark Tank Is Changing Angel Investing

How Shark Tank Is Changing Angel Investing

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Competition based reality show-style pitch events are popping up around the country.
October 5, 2012 in Startup Financing
Why Giant VCs Are Putting Trust -- and $1 Million -- into Cory Levy's One

Why Giant VCs Are Putting Trust -- and $1 Million -- into Cory Levy's One

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This social-discovery app co-founder may only be 20 years old, but he has the venture backing of someone twice his age. Here, we ask him to expand on his top entrepreneurial challenges and key drivers.
September 25, 2012 in Profiles
Rock The Post's Tanya Prive on the Future of Crowdfunding

Rock The Post's Tanya Prive on the Future of Crowdfunding

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This start-up crowdfunding site isn't just up against giants like Kickstarter and Indiegogo, it also has the JOBS Act to contend with. Here, the founder dishes on the site's progress and overcoming obstacles.
September 24, 2012 in Startup Financing
Photos: The Shark Tank Effect: Top Success Stories from the First 3 Seasons

The Shark Tank Effect: Top Success Stories from the First 3 Seasons

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Just in time for the premiere of season four, a look back at 11 of Shark Tank's most successful entrepreneurs.
September 14, 2012 in Startup Financing

Rock The Post's Tanya Privé on the Future of Crowdfunding

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This start-up crowdfunding site isn't just up against giants like Kickstarter and Indiegogo, it also has the JOBS Act to contend with. Here, the founder dishes on the site's progress and overcoming obstacles.
September 12, 2012 in Profiles

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