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5 Warning Signs a Startup Is a Bad Investment

5 Warning Signs a Startup Is a Bad Investment

It's hard to pick winning investments but there are often clear signs of a losing investment.
The 7 Elements Investors Look for in Your Funding Pitch

The 7 Elements Investors Look for in Your Funding Pitch

Present all the facts that drew you to your great idea, season with your passion and you will wow investors.
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.
The 25 Most Active Corporate VCs

The 25 Most Active Corporate VCs

Can you guess which venture capital firms made the list? A look at the expanding role of corporate VCs in the startup economy.
The Hard Truth About How Much Your Invention is Really Worth

The Hard Truth About How Much Your Invention is Really Worth

Investors don't want to invest in a product, they want to invest in a business. Here are seven reality checks to apply.
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.
How Minority Founders Overcame the Challenge of Finding VC Investors

How Minority Founders Overcame the Challenge of Finding VC Investors

Personal networks are important for founders looking for venture capital. Entrepreneurs from underrepresented groups have particular challenges.
Manage Your Home Economics as If You Are Running a Business, and Watch Your Savings Grow

Manage Your Home Economics as If You Are Running a Business, and Watch Your Savings Grow

Don't fall into the trap of expending a great deal of energy for a small financial payoff.
Which Nation Has the Most Money-Smart Teens? Hint: It's Not the U.S.

Which Nation Has the Most Money-Smart Teens? Hint: It's Not the U.S.

A large-scale international study on financial topics shows American teens have quite a bit of catching up to do.
What a VC Insider Learned in the Past 10 Years About Startup Funding

What a VC Insider Learned in the Past 10 Years About Startup Funding

Our expert Bo Yaghmaie explains how entrepreneurs should prepare for the worst.
A Mindset Tune-Up for a Profitable Exit Strategy

A Mindset Tune-Up for a Profitable Exit Strategy

Some simple shifts in thinking can help you attract buyers and move toward a profitable deal.
7 Ways Stock Trading Will Be Completely Different in the Future

7 Ways Stock Trading Will Be Completely Different in the Future

Wall Street is changing faster than you think. Here are some predictions for the next 25 years.
Why You Should Be Using Your Accountant for More Than Taxes

Why You Should Be Using Your Accountant for More Than Taxes

Finance folks and CEOs almost always think differently. That's something to take advantage of.
Potential Game Changer for Funding Awaits Final Approval From SEC

Potential Game Changer for Funding Awaits Final Approval From SEC

Provision of JOBS Act could change how businesses raise capital. But it faces regulations that could make it useless.
7 Ways to Leverage an App's Press Coverage with Investors

7 Ways to Leverage an App's Press Coverage with Investors

If you've already scored some good media coverage, use it to your benefit when trying to score funding.
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.
Have a Burning Business Question? Ask the Expert: Bo Yaghmaie.

Have a Burning Business Question? Ask the Expert: Bo Yaghmaie.

Assisting startups and major corporations with financing, Bo Yagmaie is looking to take entrepreneurs questions relating to VCs, funding and corporate formation.
Reading Rainbow Breaks Record for Most Backers on Kickstarter…and the Campaign Isn’t Over Yet

Reading Rainbow Breaks Record for Most Backers on Kickstarter…and the Campaign Isn’t Over Yet

A good cause + nostalgia + that song = over 100,000 backers who have raised nearly $5 million dollars for the project on the platform so far.
Successful Entrepreneurs Offer 5 Tips for Finding Elusive Startup Funding

Successful Entrepreneurs Offer 5 Tips for Finding Elusive Startup Funding

When you no longer need their money, investor will flock to your business. The trick is keeping the bills paid until then.
GoDaddy Launches 'Get Paid,' a New Payment Processing Tool for Small Businesses

GoDaddy Launches 'Get Paid,' a New Payment Processing Tool for Small Businesses

The domain registrar is partnering with PayPal, Stripe and Dwolla to create a package deal for small businesses to manage their finances.
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.
How Media Startups Can Get Investors on Board

How Media Startups Can Get Investors on Board

Our expert Jon Elvekrog provides insight on how media startups should discuss milestones and scalability to investors.
Is 'Crypto-Equity' the Next Big Thing in Raising Money for Your Business?

Is 'Crypto-Equity' the Next Big Thing in Raising Money for Your Business?

If the team behind Swarm gets its way, its Bitcoin-based crowdfunding platform will be seen by entrepreneurs as 'Kickstarter on steroids.'
3 Other Ways Entrepreneurs Can Use Crowdfunding

3 Other Ways Entrepreneurs Can Use Crowdfunding

While crowdfunding has become a popular means of raising investment by giving rewards, there are some emerging platforms that want to take crowdfunding one step further.
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