Startup Financing

Choose an Investor Like You Would a Spouse
Angel Investors

Choose an Investor Like You Would a Spouse

Incompatible goals can lead to business hell. Here are the issues to think through ahead of time.
Tim Berry
5 Questions to Ask About Your Financial Model to Add Real Value To Your Startup
Finance

5 Questions to Ask About Your Financial Model to Add Real Value To Your Startup

For maximum value with the least effort, focus on only the "what ifs" that are the highest priority in your mind for your own startup.
Martin Zwilling
This Alternative Financing Avenue Allows You to Tap Into Retirement Funds
Finance

This Alternative Financing Avenue Allows You to Tap Into Retirement Funds

Rollovers as business startups can be a sound capitalization strategy, but it does expose you to a risk of loss of retirement funds.
David Nilssen
VC 100: The Top Investors in Early-Stage Startups
VC 100

VC 100: The Top Investors in Early-Stage Startups

Check out this 2014 snapshot of the top 100 U.S. venture capital firms, corporate VCs, and other market players funding early-stage deals.
Tanya Benedicto Klich
How FlashFunders Streamlines the Investor Roadshow
Startup Financing

How FlashFunders Streamlines the Investor Roadshow

The beta site has helped eight startups so far. Here's how it works.
Michelle Goodman
Will These 5 Models of Crowdfunding Replace Angel and VC Investors?
Crowdfunding

Will These 5 Models of Crowdfunding Replace Angel and VC Investors?

The crowdfunding term is used to encompass so many different concepts that everyone is confused.
Martin Zwilling
Is Seeking Angel Investment a Realistic Goal for Your Startup?
Angel Investors

Is Seeking Angel Investment a Realistic Goal for Your Startup?

Do an honest self-assessment and answer these four critical questions first.
Tim Berry
Food-Tech Startup Soylent Snags $20 Million in Funding
Funding

Food-Tech Startup Soylent Snags $20 Million in Funding

'We will make food so cheap only the rich will cook,' says Soylent founder Rob Rhinehart regarding the investment.
Kate Taylor
5 Qualities VCs Look for in Your Startup Team
Startup Financing

5 Qualities VCs Look for in Your Startup Team

Investors are interested in your great idea but more interested in the talent and cohesion of the people charged with making it profitable.
Tx Zhuo
Win an Investor's Money by Acing These 5 Questions
Startup Financing

Win an Investor's Money by Acing These 5 Questions

Entrepreneurs are put to the test before a financier writes a check. The ones that provide excellent answers score.
Peter S. Cohan
5 Essentials for Raising Your Growth Round of Funding
Financing

5 Essentials for Raising Your Growth Round of Funding

A startup needs a good story to secure initial funding and good numbers to get a second round.
Matt Straz
4 Qualities of the Right VC for Your Startup
Venture Capital

4 Qualities of the Right VC for Your Startup

The emergence of new players in startup financing means you can be pickier.
Brady Bohrmann
How Venture Capital and Crowdfunding Can Be Mutually Beneficial
Money

How Venture Capital and Crowdfunding Can Be Mutually Beneficial

V.C. and crowdfunding each have a place in the entrepreneurial landscape.
Great Idea But Little Capital? Don't Let That Hold You Back.
Startup Basics

Great Idea But Little Capital? Don't Let That Hold You Back.

Here are eight strategies to build your business with sweat equity.
Nina Zipkin