You'll be forced to ask the right questions to get you the right answers.
Entrepreneurs can build leverage during negotiations by addressing these common causes of funders' anxieties.
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Let's follow that question up with two more: How much money do you have in the bank, and how developed is your brand?
Why people are as important as products in these initial funding rounds.
The chances of receiving funding is very slim, so if you are serious you are going to have to dip into your own pockets.
Before you make your first pitch, it's critical you know the mindset of these two groups.
How you manage your initial funds is critical, especially because many entrepreneurs use their life's savings to make the leap into independence.
Silicon Valley-based Tandem has added former Google and Yahoo executive Shashi Seth and co-founder of couchsurfing.com Daniel Hoffer as partners.
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If you think your company would benefit from becoming a member of one of these intense programs, go through this list first.
Some of those errors, noted by finance bloggers, can cause a lot more long-term consequences than others.
Given that investors increasingly are sophisticated and involved in networks, startup entrepreneurs need to understand the early-stage investment environment.
When you're an entrepreneur, you'd be surprised how quickly you burn through cash.