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Want to Get a VC's Attention? Make Sure You Do These 6 Things.
Raising Capital

Want to Get a VC's Attention? Make Sure You Do These 6 Things.

Raising capital is perhaps the most difficult challenge any entrepreneur faces in starting a business. Here are a few tips to make it less daunting.
David Drake
The 9 Things You Should Never Do When Pitching Investors
Pitching investors

The 9 Things You Should Never Do When Pitching Investors

When pitching investors it is important to get it right the first time – as often this is the only chance you got. So avoid these nine major blunders.
Ricky Pelletier
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
When Angel Investors Reject Your Plan
Angel Investors

When Angel Investors Reject Your Plan

If those you've approached for money say no, try to figure out why. Maybe it will lead to some good news.
Tim Berry
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
Have a Burning Business Question? Ask the Expert: Bo Yaghmaie.
Ask the Expert

Have a Burning Business Question? Ask the Expert: Bo Yaghmaie.

Assisting startups and major corporations with financing, Bo Yagmaie is looking to take entrepreneurs questions relating to VCs, funding and corporate formation.
Andrea Huspeni
Crowdfunding Can Be Really Effective -- If You Know What You're Doing
Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding Can Be Really Effective -- If You Know What You're Doing

This source of raising capital can secure significant cash for a startup as well as publicity and contacts.
Kendall Almerico
3 Ways Entrepreneurs Swing and Miss at a Funding Pitch
Pitching investors

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.
Bryan Stolle
Why I Pivoted My Fundraising Strategy
The Grind

Why I Pivoted My Fundraising Strategy

Hint: It's not because I ran out of money.
Sarah Haselkorn
Crowdfunding Platform Raises $4 Million to Fund Its Own Growth By -- You Guessed It! -- Crowdfunding.
Crowdfunding

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.
Catherine Clifford
3 Reasons Entrepreneurs Fail to Secure Funding
Startups

3 Reasons Entrepreneurs Fail to Secure Funding

The necessity of learning from past failures and adjusting your investor pitch to avoid the mistakes that have led many other startups down the road to failure has never been more important.
Paul Jackson
Secure That First Investor, and the Rest Will Come
Venture Capital

Secure That First Investor, and the Rest Will Come

Venture capital's dirty little secret: investors don't like going it alone.
The Top 10 Lessons Learned in the Trenches of Startup Year 1
Lessons

The Top 10 Lessons Learned in the Trenches of Startup Year 1

The co-founder of a new Cincinnati company shares what he learned about pitching, fundraising and claiming small victories.
Blake Smith
Enlist Twitter for Crowdfunding Success
Crowdfunding

Enlist Twitter for Crowdfunding Success

Those 140-character posts are perfect for driving traffic to your campaign because of their reach and speed in sharing news.
Kendall Almerico