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The First 100,000 Successful Kickstarter Campaigns, in 10 Numbers
Kickstarter

The First 100,000 Successful Kickstarter Campaigns, in 10 Numbers

The crowdfunding platform released a mountain of data to celebrate its latest milestone. We pulled out a handful of the most interesting bits.
Catherine Clifford
Public Acknowledgement Is an Effective Way to Get and Keep Donors
Nonprofit Marketing

Public Acknowledgement Is an Effective Way to Get and Keep Donors

Lots of organizations depend on donors. Here's how to get them to keep on giving.
Heather Ripley
How Industry Analysts Can Help Entrepreneurs Raise Money
Fundraising

How Industry Analysts Can Help Entrepreneurs Raise Money

Getting venture capital funding is a constant game of selling, and it's far easier to sell yourself if independent third-party experts rave about you.
Andrew Hsu
Raise More Capital When You Can
Business Optimization

Raise More Capital When You Can

Investors and founders both sense the venture funding pool is drying up. If you're raising money, take every dollar you can when you can.
Alex Iskold
10 Essentials for a Persuasive Seed-Round Investor Deck
Pitching Investors

10 Essentials for a Persuasive Seed-Round Investor Deck

No deck is perfect but the good ones all succinctly tell investors what they need to know to make a decision.
Alex Iskold
Be Meticulous About Your Investor Funnel to Achieve Funding Success
Fundraising

Be Meticulous About Your Investor Funnel to Achieve Funding Success

Persuading investors is a long process of getting their attention, then their enthusiasm. It helps to be methodical.
Alex Iskold
Before Asking to Meet an Investor Know Why the Investor Should Talk to You
Pitching Investors

Before Asking to Meet an Investor Know Why the Investor Should Talk to You

Asking for an introduction to an investor without explaining why the investor will be interested reflects very poorly on you.
Alex Iskold
How Much Capital Should You Raise?
Ready To Launch

How Much Capital Should You Raise?

Investors don't care about your 'burn.' What they care about is your next milestone.
Alex Iskold
Everyone Pays to Raise Money
Raising Capital

Everyone Pays to Raise Money

One way or another, entrepreneurs always pay to obtain capital.
Scott Shane
The 1 Thing Your Crowdfunding Campaign Must Have
Business Accelerated

The 1 Thing Your Crowdfunding Campaign Must Have

'Campaigns with video raise 115 percent more money than ones without,' says crowdfunding expert Sally Outlaw.
Geoff Weiss
Why Sending a Deck to an Investor Before a First Meeting Is a Bad Idea
Ready To Launch

Why Sending a Deck to an Investor Before a First Meeting Is a Bad Idea

Instead, here's what you should do when you're seeking capital.
Alex Iskold
Avoid These 7 Mistakes When Pitching to Big-Time VCs
Funding

Avoid These 7 Mistakes When Pitching to Big-Time VCs

While there is no universal answer as to how a startup successfully closes a great funding round, there are several issues that usually kill a VC's interest.
Ravin Gandhi
How to Avoid Dangerous Investors and Possible Embezzlement
Control What You Can

How to Avoid Dangerous Investors and Possible Embezzlement

One of my friends stole $700,000 from me. Don't let that happen to you.
Tim Linnet
5 Rules for Closing the Deal With Investors
Starting a Business

5 Rules for Closing the Deal With Investors

Don't underestimate how much you will need and don't overestimate how soon there will revenue.
Michael L. F. Slavin