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The Two Must-Have Elements for Attracting Startup Funding

Venture capitalist Paul Lee offers advice on what entrepreneurs should do get noticed by investors.
For Financing and Mentorship, Would You Forgo Future Income?

For Financing and Mentorship, Would You Forgo Future Income?

New funding platforms are eager to ply you with capital and other resources in exchange for a cut of your future success. See if these services are right for you.
The Top 20 Tech Investors to Follow on Twitter

The Top 20 Tech Investors to Follow on Twitter

Following these investors can give you insight into the types of startups they find most interesting and the markets that are ripe for disruption.

5 Ways to Lose Investors in Under 3 Minutes

The opening of your investor pitch is critical. Flounder and you might lose a venture capitalist's attention from the start. Here are five missteps VCs look out for when sitting down with entrepreneurs.

Why Raising Capital Is a 4-Step Process

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.
The Bitcoin Buzz and How Young Entrepreneurs are Cashing In

The Bitcoin Buzz and How Young Entrepreneurs are Cashing In

Even with its roller-coaster volatility, young entrepreneurs are banking on the digital currency.
5 Ways to Minimize Risk for Investors

5 Ways to Minimize Risk for Investors

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.
When Friends and Family Become Financiers

When Friends and Family Become Financiers

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.
Unreasonable at Sea: Entrepreneurs Dock at the State Department

Unreasonable at Sea: Entrepreneurs Dock at the State Department

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.
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

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.
The Importance of Being Confident: 3 Tips to Startup Success

The Importance of Being Confident: 3 Tips to Startup Success

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.
Richard Branson on Convincing Investors to Fund Your Tech Startup

Richard Branson on Convincing Investors to Fund Your Tech Startup

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

College Entrepreneurs to Compete for Big Money Prizes at Rice University

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

Venture Capital's Big Boys Getting Bigger

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

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

Why you should look beyond bootstrapping and loans from friends and family to set your company up for success and win investors.

Biggest Mistakes: Why Birchbox Says Timing Is Everything

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

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

Miami-based venture creates fast time-to-market recipe
4 Things Young Entrepreneurs Need to Know About the JOBS Act

4 Things Young Entrepreneurs Need to Know About the JOBS Act

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.
How Much Traction Is Enough for Investors?

How Much Traction Is Enough for Investors?

Besides the famed "hockey stick" adoption rate, here are a few ideas for showing investors why they should pay attention to your startup.
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)

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

Crowdfunders Step Up Lobbying for SEC Rules

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

5 Tips for Customizing Your Pitch for Every Investor

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

Crowd-funding Platform Connects Entrepreneurs With Consumer-Product Giants

A San Francisco-based crowd-funding site draws the eyes and ears of multinational companies General Mills and Procter & Gamble.

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