Funding

7 Keys to a Compelling Executive Summary That Wins Over Investors
Investors

7 Keys to a Compelling Executive Summary That Wins Over Investors

Few investors these days have the time or patience to read a full business plan. Your two-page document should include these fields.
Martin Zwilling
Derek Jeter's Media Company Raises $9.5 Million
Derek Jeter

Derek Jeter's Media Company Raises $9.5 Million

The 'Players Tribune' gets a cash influx from New Enterprise Associates and others.
Carly Okyle
5 Times You Should Rethink Joining an Accelerator
Accelerators

5 Times You Should Rethink Joining an Accelerator

Before your put the pedal to the metal, make sure your company is ready to quickly scale.
Kate Whiting
5 Reasons Investors Aren't Knocking Down Your Door
Funding

5 Reasons Investors Aren't Knocking Down Your Door

By having the right building blocks, you can vastly increase your chance of getting funded.
Tallat Mahmood
One More City Boosts its Minimum Wage: Weekly News Roundup
Weekly News Roundup

One More City Boosts its Minimum Wage: Weekly News Roundup

Plus: Spotify's valuation hits $8.5 billion while Beyonce faces a branding backlash.
Tanya Benedicto Klich
4 Tips to Use Crowdfunding to Make Startup Dreams a Reality
Crowdfunding

4 Tips to Use Crowdfunding to Make Startup Dreams a Reality

Like any fundraising campaign, using these platforms requires much thought and effort.
Zach Cutler
The 3 Ingredients You Need to Impress a VC
Venture Capital

The 3 Ingredients You Need to Impress a VC

Are you likable? That's a deal-breaker with some venture capitalists. But there's more.
Brandon Tidwell
6 Strategies for Closing Your Series A on Your Terms
Finance

6 Strategies for Closing Your Series A on Your Terms

It's import to vet your potential investors at least as much as they are vetting your company.
Zoe Barry
Blue Bottle Coffee Raises $70 Million
Funding

Blue Bottle Coffee Raises $70 Million

One of Silicon Valley's darling coffee companies will open more retail locations with its new round of funding.
Kia Kokalitcheva
How to Handle Your Family Bankrolling Your Business
Funding

How to Handle Your Family Bankrolling Your Business

Friends and family of new entrepreneurs are the greatest single source of outside funding but just because it's common, doesn't mean you shouldn't use caution.
Cindy Yang
7 Attributes of an Extraordinary Entrepreneur
Entrepreneurs

7 Attributes of an Extraordinary Entrepreneur

Adopting these seven traits can certainly help you get recognized for the entrepreneur you are.
Monica Zent
8 Best Practices to Seek Funding From Friends, Family and Fools
Finance

8 Best Practices to Seek Funding From Friends, Family and Fools

If the people closest to you won't support you, why should investors?
Martin Zwilling
5 Steps to Identifying Potential Investors That Are Right for You
Pitching investors

5 Steps to Identifying Potential Investors That Are Right for You

While there are many options for fundraising, it doesn't make it easier to get capital. Here is how to make the process more productive and efficient.
Arie Abecassis
Zenefits, a 2-Year-Old Startup, Is Now Valued at $4.5 Billion
Funding

Zenefits, a 2-Year-Old Startup, Is Now Valued at $4.5 Billion

The San Francisco startup offers free HR software to small and medium-sized businesses, and makes money by collecting commissions from benefits providers.
Geoff Weiss