Startup Funding

News and Articles About Startup Funding

4 Reasons to Crowdfund vs. Self-Fund a Product Idea
Crowdfunding

4 Reasons to Crowdfund vs. Self-Fund a Product Idea

With platforms like Kickstarter and Indiegogo, you can quickly see if the idea is something the market wants before investing large amounts of time, capital, and energy.
Terry Lin
Revenue Is the Only Funding Your Startup Should Seek
Startup Funding

Revenue Is the Only Funding Your Startup Should Seek

Forget VC money. Stick to "Series R."
Chris Savage
6 Tips to Smash Your Kickstarter Goal in a Single Day
Crowdfunding

6 Tips to Smash Your Kickstarter Goal in a Single Day

With a little strategy, you can raise capital and brand awareness -- fast.
David Wolfe
Avoid the Seed-Funding Surge Trap With These 8 Tips
Startup Financing

Avoid the Seed-Funding Surge Trap With These 8 Tips

A seasoned investor provides tips for startups to dodge the challenges created by the increasing availability of seed funding.
Peter Gasca
4 Steps to Help You Prepare for the Fundraising Process
Fundraising

4 Steps to Help You Prepare for the Fundraising Process

Raising capital can go much more smoothly when you come to the table prepared.
Ricky Pelletier
Angels, Venture Capitalists or the Crowd: Who Should Fund Your Startup?
Funding

Angels, Venture Capitalists or the Crowd: Who Should Fund Your Startup?

The availability of capital for entrepreneurs is not the issue anymore, but rather how to access these funds from the angels, VCs or the crowd.
David Drake
The One Simple Tool for Transforming Your Relationship With Investors
Investor Relations

The One Simple Tool for Transforming Your Relationship With Investors

Creating a MAP will take no more than an hour of your time every month and will keep the lines of communication open, ensuring relationships with investors remain strong, and ultimately helping early-stage startups succeed.
Will Ford
8 Questions That Will Help Set the Right Expectations With Investors
Investors

8 Questions That Will Help Set the Right Expectations With Investors

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.
Martin Zwilling
Top 10 Early-Stage Venture Capital Deals of 2014
VC 100

Top 10 Early-Stage Venture Capital Deals of 2014

Check out which little-known startups and sectors landed major funding in 2014.
Tanya Benedicto Klich
Why Bill Gates Is Backing Impact Entrepreneurs in India
Impact Investing

Why Bill Gates Is Backing Impact Entrepreneurs in India

The Microsoft founder is joining other successful business leaders in supporting the Unitus Seed Fund. Here's why.
David Bank
4 Options for Raising Capital From Friends, Investors or Even the Feds
Raising Capital

4 Options for Raising Capital From Friends, Investors or Even the Feds

Few entrepreneurs are self funded, all the rest need to jump through hoops and negotiate a web of rules.
John Boitnott
6 Tips for Overcoming a 'No' When Seeking Funding
Raising Capital

6 Tips for Overcoming a 'No' When Seeking Funding

Encountering a rejection from an angel investor, friend or crowdfunder can be disheartening. But it just may be a signal to try new approaches.
Jayson DeMers
The Right Tools for a Successful Crowdfunding Campaign
Business Ideas

The Right Tools for a Successful Crowdfunding Campaign

A creators of a successfully-funded tool box offer tips and insights for how to launch a successful product that grabs the attention of the crowd.
Peter Gasca
You Think Your Startup Is Worth How Much?
Funding

You Think Your Startup Is Worth How Much?

Here are five ways to defend your valuation to investors.
Brian Foley