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Why Raising Capital Is a 4-Step Process

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Seeking funding for your business shouldn't be a one-time endeavor. Here are four stages of business development that can serve as a road map for your funding strategy.
May 16, 2013 in Financing
The Bitcoin Buzz and How Young Entrepreneurs are Cashing In

The Bitcoin Buzz and How Young Entrepreneurs are Cashing In

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Even with its roller-coaster volatility, young entrepreneurs are banking on the digital currency.
May 11, 2013 in News and Trends
5 Ways to Minimize Risk for Investors

5 Ways to Minimize Risk for Investors

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If you want investors to be confident in financing your business, show them you know the risks your business is up against and are working to avoid them. Here are five ways to get started.
May 9, 2013 in Financing
When Friends and Family Become Financiers

When Friends and Family Become Financiers

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Raising money from family and friends to fund a business can be a complex situation to navigate, requiring both personal trust and a professional approach.
May 4, 2013 in Ask Entrepreneur
Unreasonable at Sea: Entrepreneurs Dock at the State Department

Unreasonable at Sea: Entrepreneurs Dock at the State Department

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After four months of sailing around the world, entrepreneurs participating in the Unreasonable at Sea accelerator program convene in Washington D.C. to chat about their experiences and rub elbows with investors.
May 2, 2013 in Startup Financing
Embrace Your Zany Side: Offbeat Ways Startups Win Over Hard-to-Reach VCs

Embrace Your Zany Side: Offbeat Ways Startups Win Over Hard-to-Reach VCs

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Having a killer business idea is key, but it won't necessarily help get your foot in the door when you're looking for funding. Sometimes the best way to grab someone's attention is to get creative.
April 24, 2013 in Startup Financing
The Importance of Being Confident: 3 Tips to Startup Success

The Importance of Being Confident: 3 Tips to Startup Success

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In launching a startup, a great idea and business acumen are key ingredients. But they're nothing without confidence. Here's how to win over investors, employees and customers.
April 23, 2013 in Startup Financing
Richard Branson on Convincing Investors to Fund Your Tech Startup

Richard Branson on Convincing Investors to Fund Your Tech Startup

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Virgin's founder weighs in on what questions to ask yourself when determining whether your business will attract investors.
April 22, 2013 in Financing
College Entrepreneurs to Compete for Big Money Prizes at Rice University

College Entrepreneurs to Compete for Big Money Prizes at Rice University

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One of the largest -- and richest -- business plan competitions in the country kicks off today.
April 11, 2013 in Startup Financing
Venture Capital's Big Boys Getting Bigger

Venture Capital's Big Boys Getting Bigger

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Fewer private U.S. venture-capital funds are raising money to invest in startups, the National Venture Capital Association says. The biggest players are at the top, the smallest are at the bottom and the midsize firms watch the clock tick.
April 10, 2013 in Financing
Funding 101: How to Position Your Startup as a Good Investment

Funding 101: How to Position Your Startup as a Good Investment

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Why you should look beyond bootstrapping and loans from friends and family to set your company up for success and win investors.
April 10, 2013 in Startup Financing

Biggest Mistakes: Why Birchbox Says Timing Is Everything

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When the grooming-products subscription service went looking for funding, it may have been too soon, says co-founder Katia Beauchamp. HereĀ’s a better strategy.
March 25, 2013 in Profiles
Not Your Traditional Incubator: Rokk3r Labs, a Hybrid Investor-Accelerator

Not Your Traditional Incubator: Rokk3r Labs, a Hybrid Investor-Accelerator

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Miami-based venture creates fast time-to-market recipe
March 18, 2013 in Startup Financing
4 Things Young Entrepreneurs Need to Know About the JOBS Act

4 Things Young Entrepreneurs Need to Know About the JOBS Act

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When it comes to landing startup capital, crowdfunding can be a young entrepreneur's best friend. Given the new crowdfudning law, though, here are a few changes that'll pay to know sooner than later.
March 13, 2013 in Venture and Angel Investors
How Much Traction Is Enough for Investors?

How Much Traction Is Enough for Investors?

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Besides the famed "hockey stick" adoption rate, here are a few ideas for showing investors why they should pay attention to your startup.
March 5, 2013 in Venture and Angel Investors
Angels in America: A Look at Angel Investment Growth Across the U.S. (Infographic)

Angels in America: A Look at Angel Investment Growth Across the U.S. (Infographic)

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When it comes to raising financing, angel investors are increasingly spending with startups. Here's a snapshot of the angel-investor landscape.
February 21, 2013 in Financing
Crowdfunders Step Up Lobbying for SEC Rules

Crowdfunders Step Up Lobbying for SEC Rules

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Members of the crowdfunding community descended on Washington, D.C., calling for the regulatory agency to finalize rules.
February 19, 2013 in Financing
5 Tips for Customizing Your Pitch for Every Investor

5 Tips for Customizing Your Pitch for Every Investor

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Like entrepreneurs, investors also tend to specialize in certain industries. Here's how to cater to all of them.
February 13, 2013 in Venture and Angel Investors
Crowd-funding Platform Connects Entrepreneurs With Consumer-Product Giants

Crowd-funding Platform Connects Entrepreneurs With Consumer-Product Giants

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A San Francisco-based crowd-funding site draws the eyes and ears of multinational companies General Mills and Procter & Gamble.
February 6, 2013 in Financing

Video Chat: Brad Feld on Winning Over Brad Feld

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Entrepreneur and early-stage venture investor Brad Feld sits down with business coach Antonio Neves to bring you the 411 on how to land him as a mentor or investor.
January 31, 2013 in Startup Basics
Video: Finding Your First InvestorPlay Video

Finding Your First Investor (Video)

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Owen Davis from NYC Seed suggests building an initial product and showing off your expertise to impress investors.
January 24, 2013 in Angel Investors
Entrepreneur's Top 10 Videos of 2012

Entrepreneur's Top 10 Videos of 2012

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Barbara Corcoran on angel investing, Gary Vaynerchuck on the entrepreneur's lifestyle, Jane Wurwand on creativity, and more. Presenting our most popular videos of the year.
December 25, 2012 in Growth Strategies
How to Speak the Language of Venture Capital

How to Speak the Language of Venture Capital

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If you're new to the world of raising money, it helps to know the lingo. Here's a guide to the foreign language investors speak.
December 14, 2012 in Starting a Business

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