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5 Essentials for Winning Over the Best Investors
Pitching investors

5 Essentials for Winning Over the Best Investors

Startups that thrive manage to eke out the first profits that convince investors to put in the money that grows the company.
Murray Newlands
Dress Well and Leave the 'Umms' at Home -- 5 Ways to Ace an Investor Pitch
Pitching investors

Dress Well and Leave the 'Umms' at Home -- 5 Ways to Ace an Investor Pitch

There's one thing worse than watching an entrepreneur crumble under a fatal barrage of questions.
Eric Schiffer
Finding the Right Angel Investor for You
Ask the Expert

Finding the Right Angel Investor for You

Not all investors are created equal. Here are some tips on finding the best investor for your startup and its needs.
Bo Yaghmaie
3 Tools Your Startup Needs to Raise More Money
Apps

3 Tools Your Startup Needs to Raise More Money

These apps can aid the tedious and onerous task of getting venture capitalists to budge and fund your company's budget.
John Rampton
The 7 Elements Investors Look for in Your Funding Pitch
Ask the Expert

The 7 Elements Investors Look for in Your Funding Pitch

Present all the facts that drew you to your great idea, season with your passion and you will wow investors.
Bo Yaghmaie
Who Should Be Deemed 'Sophisticated' Enough to Be an Investor?
Angel Investors

Who Should Be Deemed 'Sophisticated' Enough to Be an Investor?

Regulators argue that the income requirements for accredited investors -- which were set in 1982 -- are in desperate need of an adjustment. Entrepreneurs and investors, meanwhile, don't want to see access to capital limited.
Catherine Clifford
The Hard Truth About How Much Your Invention is Really Worth
Finance

The Hard Truth About How Much Your Invention is Really Worth

Investors don't want to invest in a product, they want to invest in a business. Here are seven reality checks to apply.
Martin Zwilling
10 Apologies I Will Never Again Make as a Startup CEO
Technology

10 Apologies I Will Never Again Make as a Startup CEO

A woman entrepreneur shares her unconventional launch experience, not fitting the typical tech-entrepreneur mold, as a marketer not a programmer.
Judy Shapiro
How Minority Founders Overcame the Challenge of Finding VC Investors
Venture Capital

How Minority Founders Overcame the Challenge of Finding VC Investors

Personal networks are important for founders looking for venture capital. Entrepreneurs from underrepresented groups have particular challenges.
Sarah Kunst
What a VC Insider Learned in the Past 10 Years About Startup Funding
Ask the Expert

What a VC Insider Learned in the Past 10 Years About Startup Funding

Our expert Bo Yaghmaie explains how entrepreneurs should prepare for the worst.
Bo Yaghmaie
Founders Are From Mars, Capital Providers From Venus
Investors

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.
Finance

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.
Martin Zwilling
Why I'm Glad I Didn't Take VC Funding
Bootstrapping

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.
Aliza Freud
The 7 Critical Success Factors for a Services Business
Growth Strategies

The 7 Critical Success Factors for a Services Business

Unlike with products, whether your business thrives depends almost entirely on you and your skills.
Martin Zwilling