Startup Funding

How I Funded My Startup by Working for Free
Startup Funding

How I Funded My Startup by Working for Free

It sounds crazy, but it worked. And I lost none of my company's equity in the process.
Russ Perry
The 6 Questions Entrepreneurs Should Be Prepared for Investors to Ask
Ask the Expert

The 6 Questions Entrepreneurs Should Be Prepared for Investors to Ask

Founders can't just present a pitch deck to investors and think they will get funding. They need to be prepared for all sorts of questions.
Tony Conrad
The 4 Worst Tips I Got When I Started My Business
Ready To Launch

The 4 Worst Tips I Got When I Started My Business

With so many people talking in your ear when launching a new venture, there's bound to be some bad advice. Ignore them for your own good.
Jess Ekstrom
5 Lessons From Commercial-Real-Estate Financing for Entrepreneurs Seeking Funding
Finance

5 Lessons From Commercial-Real-Estate Financing for Entrepreneurs Seeking Funding

Developers and sponsors often have to raise large sums very quickly from multiple sources at a time. To do that efficiently, they typically bundle up all of the information on a given capital raise into an all-in-one-package for investors.
Joanna Schwartz
A 3-Point Blueprint for Getting Noticed by Venture Capitalists
Venture Capital

A 3-Point Blueprint for Getting Noticed by Venture Capitalists

A contestant on the upcoming reality show Startup U shares his strategies for winning funding for his startup.
Stacey Alcorn
Google Just Invested $100 Million Into This 3-D Printing Startup
Google Ventures

Google Just Invested $100 Million Into This 3-D Printing Startup

Carbon3D has raised $100 million in a funding round led by Google Ventures.
The Do's and Don'ts of Asking for an Intro to a Venture Capitalist
Ready To Launch

The Do's and Don'ts of Asking for an Intro to a Venture Capitalist

If you want to give in front of an investor to pitch your company, you better do some legwork first.
Alex Iskold
Pitching Investors With Customer Motivations Won't Work
Pitching Investors

Pitching Investors With Customer Motivations Won't Work

Here are the eight differences between convincing the public to pick up your product vs. getting someone to fund your business.
Martin Zwilling
Are You Ready to Seek Funding? This 10-Point Checklist Will Decide.
Ready To Launch

Are You Ready to Seek Funding? This 10-Point Checklist Will Decide.

If you start seeking funding before you're ready, you could end up wasting your time and heading toward disappointment.
Jayson DeMers
Finding Investors Is Expensive. Use These 7 Strategies to Reduce Your Risk.
Investors

Finding Investors Is Expensive. Use These 7 Strategies to Reduce Your Risk.

It behooves every entrepreneur to optimize their investment strategies early, based on time and dollar costs, as well as odds of success.
Martin Zwilling
How This Platform Makes Raising Money Easier for All Involved
Ready To Launch

How This Platform Makes Raising Money Easier for All Involved

Friends-and-family fundraising made official -- and far less awkward.
Michelle Goodman
4 Tips to Set You Up for Crowdfunding Success
Crowdfunding

4 Tips to Set You Up for Crowdfunding Success

For small-business owners considering alternative funding options, here are a few basic things to know about crowdfunding.
John Swanciger
How I Met 75 Investors and Raised $650,000
Startup Funding

How I Met 75 Investors and Raised $650,000

Eight tips on what helped make me a successful fundraiser three years ago and has continued to help me ever since.
Aihui Ong
Cash Crunch: What's the Best Loan for Your Small Business?
Business Optimization

Cash Crunch: What's the Best Loan for Your Small Business?

It may seem tough to fund a new business, but entrepreneurs have more options than ever before. Investigate them all before deciding on what's best for you.
Cindy Yang