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Founders Are From Mars, Capital Providers From Venus
Given their different views of the world, it's a miracle that they ever get together.
Peter S. Cohan
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.
Why I'm Glad I Didn't Take VC Funding
While many entrepreneurs are clamoring to get their hands on some outside funding, some founders aren't really down with that strategy.
The 7 Critical Success Factors for a Services Business
Unlike with products, whether your business thrives depends almost entirely on you and your skills.
Consider Control and Voting Rights When Making Venture Capital Deals
Investors want to protect their stake, entrepreneurs want to keep control. There is room to negotiate.
3 Ways Entrepreneurs Swing and Miss at a Funding Pitch
Often entrepreneurs focus on the wrong things during a pitch session, resulting in a strikeout instead of a home run.
Crowdfunding Platform Raises $4 Million to Fund Its Own Growth By -- You Guessed It! -- Crowdfunding.
Equity crowdfunding platform SeedInvest just completed its Series A round of funding by reaching out to investors through its own platform.
5 Critical Questions You Need to Ask a Potential Investor
You are choosing investors as much as they are choosing you. Here are five questions to ask potential investors to make sure you are on the same page.
Airbnb Co-Founder: If Rejection Slows You Down, Entrepreneurship Isn't For You
The apartment-rental platform is no stranger to controversy and criticism, but its founders say determination is everything.
Secure That First Investor, and the Rest Will Come
Venture capital's dirty little secret: investors don't like going it alone.
5 Kinds of Crowdfunding You Never Thought Of
Nontraditional financing platforms are rapidly reducing entrepreneurs' cash squeeze while offering investors returns.
Eureka -- a New Product Idea! Now Ask These 5 Questions.
Before you quit your job and cash in your 401(k), take a step back and evaluate.
A Foolproof Guide to Raising Capital for Startups
Pass these nine tests and investors will beat a path to your door. Along the way you'll figure out if your firm has a great CEO.
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The Correct Answers to 'How Will You Use My Money?'
Investors need to be assured your business is in good shape. It also helps to not proclaim your desire for a new car.
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