You need to seek an amount that is just right, based on your real needs, and consistent with the capabilities and interests of the investors you are addressing.
Few entrepreneurs are self funded, all the rest need to jump through hoops and negotiate a web of rules.
Check out this 2014 snapshot of the top 100 U.S. venture capital firms, corporate VCs, and other market players funding early-stage deals.
The popular messaging app is looking to raise as much as $500 million.
Encountering a rejection from an angel investor, friend or crowdfunder can be disheartening. But it just may be a signal to try new approaches.
Seeking your first round of capital can be a daunting task. Here's how to effectively position your venture by telling a compelling story that will entice investors.
Taking advantage of the resources and mentors available can help you overcome the hurdles to financing your startup.
The company's biggest shareholders include venture capital firms Draper Fisher Jurvetson, U.S. Venture Partners and Coatue Management.
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In an environment where many startups are seeking funding but few get it, entrepreneurs need to know how to stand out.
These platforms let potential investors screen startups and do their due-diligence check in a convenient, standardized fashion.
No launch capital? Don't let it stop you. See what these entrepreneurs did.
Google along with existing investors Tiger Global, Battery Ventures and Sutter Hill Ventures participated in the latest round.
Launching a Business
Leaders of startups can set out to try make the world better by refining their new product so their venture survives.
Here's what entrepreneurs need to know when evaluating funding sources for their startups.