Investors

How Investors Choose Startups to Finance
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How Investors Choose Startups to Finance

Early-stage investors gather very little information when making a decision. But that makes perfect sense.
Scott Shane
8 Types of Investors That Entrepreneurs Need to Avoid
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8 Types of Investors That Entrepreneurs Need to Avoid

Don't assume that all investors are the same, just because their money is always the same color.
Martin Zwilling
10 Key Questions to Determine Whether Your Dream Is a Business
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10 Key Questions to Determine Whether Your Dream Is a Business

There is no magic formula for building a good business, but there are some common elements.
Martin Zwilling
The 6 Types of Buyers for Your Business
Selling a Business

The 6 Types of Buyers for Your Business

Educating yourself on each buyer type is one of the first steps in beginning to plan the sale of your company.
Peter Lehrman
5 Lessons From Commercial-Real-Estate Financing for Entrepreneurs Seeking Funding
Finance

5 Lessons From Commercial-Real-Estate Financing for Entrepreneurs Seeking Funding

Developers and sponsors often have to raise large sums very quickly from multiple sources at a time. To do that efficiently, they typically bundle up all of the information on a given capital raise into an all-in-one-package for investors.
Joanna Schwartz
8 Secrets to Credible Startup Financial Projections
Investors

8 Secrets to Credible Startup Financial Projections

Investors can't really evaluate any new business, but they can assess the logic behind your numbers, and compare that logic to their experience and rational business norms.
Martin Zwilling
Tech 'Winter' May Be Coming. Here Is What It Means for Your Startup.
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Tech 'Winter' May Be Coming. Here Is What It Means for Your Startup.

If so-called unicorns are overvalued, it may send reverberations throughout the investment community. Do these five things to be more prepared.
Alex Iskold
What Types of Companies Is Peter Thiel's Founders Fund Actually Investing In?
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What Types of Companies Is Peter Thiel's Founders Fund Actually Investing In?

The recent interests of the former Paypal founder and recognizable venture capitalist provide some insights for entrepreneurs who are seeking funding.
Eric Siu
A 3-Point Blueprint for Getting Noticed by Venture Capitalists
Venture Capital

A 3-Point Blueprint for Getting Noticed by Venture Capitalists

A contestant on the upcoming reality show Startup U shares his strategies for winning funding for his startup.
Stacey Alcorn
Uber Competitor GrabTaxi Raises More Than $350 Million
Apps

Uber Competitor GrabTaxi Raises More Than $350 Million

The round was the Southeast Asian ridesharing company's largest yet.
The Truth About Bridge Loans
VC

The Truth About Bridge Loans

Need a loan? Ask your investors.
The Top 5 Places Entrepreneurs Meet Investors
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The Top 5 Places Entrepreneurs Meet Investors

Savvy entrepreneurs go out of their way to meet the right people. Like anything else in life, it comes down to being in the right place at the right time.
Jayson DeMers
5 Personality Traits Investors Look for in Entrepreneurs
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5 Personality Traits Investors Look for in Entrepreneurs

Attaining capital means impressing seasoned financiers and convincing them that your business, more than any other, is worthy of their time and money.
Jayson DeMers
18 Ways to Make Your Financial Model Stand Out to Investors
Financials

18 Ways to Make Your Financial Model Stand Out to Investors

Investors don't buy what they can't read.
David Teten