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Ditch the Business Plan, Get Online and Other Tips for Dealing With Investors

Venture capitalist John Frankel offers up advice on how to meet and pitch investors.

AngelList Raises $24 Million as Ban on General Solicitation Lifts

The online platform where investors and startups connect has reportedly raised $24 million in an investment round.

How to See Your Startup Through The Eyes of Investors

Understanding exactly what investors want before you go into a VC pitch will help ensure you connect with investors and close the deal.

What You Need to Know About the New Equity-Crowdfunding Model

Entrepreneurs who list on equity-crowdfunding platforms will have an opportunity to raise serious capital. Learn how to manage new expectations, responsibilities and obligations to regulators and shareholders

New SEC Rules: Added Opportunities, Added Risks

With the new fundraising rules going into effect next week, here are a few key features and tips to keep in mind.

How Established Businesses Can Benefit From Crowdfunding

Call it crowdfunding 2.0. Established companies are using Kickstarter and the like to launch new products, paid for by a built-in customer base before they hit the production line.

New York Times to Invest in Startups Through Its Own Incubator

The New York Times Co. plans to invest in early-stage media startups through its incubator, timeSpace, which recently graduated its inaugural class. Here's a look at what each of its three startups are up to.

How to Attract Talent With Little Cash

Our ASK the Expert VC John Frankel offers up advice about how to nab employees on a bootstrap budget.

From 48 Cents in the Bank to Escape Velocity

Shane Snow, co-founder of Contently, recounts how he spent every last dollar of his savings in order to create a platform to connect freelancers with brands.

Have a Burning Business Question? Ask the Expert: John Frankel

VC John Frankel of ff Venture Capital wants to answer your big startup questions about raising funds, meeting investors and pitching.

This Startup Wants Your Water Filter to Be Beautiful

Tapping into the water-filter market, startup Soma explains how it is looking to turn the business on its head.

What Every Entrepreneur Should Know About Valuations

Read the first part of a series that breaks down what you really need to know about venture capital deals.

Why You Shouldn't Send Your Business Plan to Investors

Creating a business plan is important. But the trick is in learning how to leverage it to best get funding.

The 5 Must-Have Elements of a Flawless Pitch

Founder and CEO of PR firm Write2Market Lisa Calhoun offers up advice on how to deliver a pitch perfect presentation.

4 Ways to Blow It When Pitching For Venture Capital

Venture capitalists are not just looking for the best idea. They want to make sure you know how to pitch it.

Investors Across the Globe Warm Up to U.S. Businesses, Cool to Emerging Markets

The investing community slows its headlong dash into some of the riskier entrepreneurship countries, according to a new report.

The Do's and Don'ts of Meeting With Investors

Lightbank VC investor Paul Lee gives us the skinny on what young entrepreneurs should and shouldn't do when meeting investors.

How NerdWallet Makes Headlines Without Landing Big VC Bucks

Self-funded startup founders may get to keep all their equity, but the process is no cake walk. Here are three major obstacles of running a bootstrapped company and how to overcome them.

Angel Investors' New Mantra: 'Go (South) West, Young Man' (Infographic)

Silicon Valley may still be the king of the U.S.'s startup ecosystem but angel investors are increasingly spreading their wings.

Online Resource for Expert Advice Lines up More Than $50 Million in Financing

Founder Andy Kurtzig calls Pearl.com "the Amazon.com of professional services," and he has plans to expand into the app market.

Learn Before You Earn: How to Figure a Startup's Pre-Money Valuation

Co-founder of SkyMall Inc. and Worthworm Alan Lobock gives us the skinny on determining pre-money valuation and the major role it plays when raising funds.

What You Need to Know About Raising Money After the SEC Ruling (Infographic)

Here's a look at how the SEC's vote to remove the ban on general solicitation will impact access to capital in the startup community.

An Online Platform That Simplifies Investor Relations

Gust gives startups access to potential accredited investors, and allows investors to manage their deals on a secure platform.

Where to Look for Investors to Fund Your Startup

Co-founder of SkyMall Inc. and Worthworm Alan Lobock provides young entrepreneurs tips on approaching investors.

Report: The Fancy Getting $53 Million From American Express and Will Smith

Credit card company American Express and actor Will Smith are apparently sinking $53 million into online retail service The Fancy.
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