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11 Things You're Probably Too Polite to Tell the VC Who Wasted Your Time

11 Things You're Probably Too Polite to Tell the VC Who Wasted Your Time

There is nothing like a few meetings with insincere, boastful investors to encourage your embrace of the lean startup strategy.
The 7 Due Diligence Basics for Investing in a Startup

The 7 Due Diligence Basics for Investing in a Startup

There is only so much an investor can due to reduce risk, so be sure to do all of it.
7 Tips for Investing in Your First Company

7 Tips for Investing in Your First Company

Startups have an intoxication allure for investors but expect to get rich slowly, if at all.
When It Comes to Equity Stakes, There's No Need for Contention

When It Comes to Equity Stakes, There's No Need for Contention

We take a look at the issue from both the investors' and founders' point of view.
An Insider's Perspective on Wooing Investors to Your Startup

An Insider's Perspective on Wooing Investors to Your Startup

Step one to making a winning investor pitch is talking a mental seat on the opposite side of the table to look at your company as they will.
5 Warning Signs a Startup Is a Bad Investment

5 Warning Signs a Startup Is a Bad Investment

It's hard to pick winning investments but there are often clear signs of a losing investment.
The 7 Elements Investors Look for in Your Funding Pitch

The 7 Elements Investors Look for in Your Funding Pitch

Present all the facts that drew you to your great idea, season with your passion and you will wow investors.
What a VC Insider Learned in the Past 10 Years About Startup Funding

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.
7 Ways to Leverage an App's Press Coverage with Investors

7 Ways to Leverage an App's Press Coverage with Investors

If you've already scored some good media coverage, use it to your benefit when trying to score funding.
Why I'm Glad I Didn't Take VC Funding

Why I'm Glad I Didn't Take VC Funding

While many entrepreneurs are clamoring to get their hands on some outside funding, some founders aren't really down with that strategy.
5 Things Investors Want to Know Before Signing a Check

5 Things Investors Want to Know Before Signing a Check

Your absolute faith in your idea is not shared by investors but, if you see things as they do, you can persuade them.
Before You Scale Your Business Decide on the Life You Want

Before You Scale Your Business Decide on the Life You Want

Taking your business to the next level is first about knowing what sort of life you want to lead
10 Insights from 10 Years Running a Business

10 Insights from 10 Years Running a Business

If you aren't afraid to fail, quit your day job, hire people smarter than yourself or work very hard, you can succeed.
Actually, You Don't Need VC Funding to Succeed

Actually, You Don't Need VC Funding to Succeed

It is a rare startup that has the backing of venture capital fund, so forget about wooing investors and concentrate on wooing customers with your unique selling proposition.
Why Today's Bullish Economy Is Bad for VCs, But Good for You

Why Today's Bullish Economy Is Bad for VCs, But Good for You

A stable economy means less competition for scoring investment.
Need to Raise Money for Your Startup? This Book Might Be For You.

Need to Raise Money for Your Startup? This Book Might Be For You.

In this video, Entrepreneur.com contributor John Rampton talks about a book that explains a topic that's very important to serious business owners: raising money.
5 Things to Look for in a Venture Capitalist

5 Things to Look for in a Venture Capitalist

Former VC says you should approach these funders carefully, and be thorough in your research.
More Money, More Problems: The Down Side of a Mega Valuation

More Money, More Problems: The Down Side of a Mega Valuation

The bragging rights may be tempting, but achieving a jaw-dropping valuation for your company can cause problems down the line.
Have a Burning Business Question? Ask the Expert: Kirsten Green.

Have a Burning Business Question? Ask the Expert: Kirsten Green.

The investor behind hot startups Warby Parker, Birchbox and Bonobos is looking to take your questions.
Billionaire Reid Hoffman Reveals LinkedIn's 2004 Pitch Deck Along With Invaluable Startup Advice

Billionaire Reid Hoffman Reveals LinkedIn's 2004 Pitch Deck Along With Invaluable Startup Advice

The LinkedIn co-founder and VC shares valuable insight on what entrepreneurs need to know when pitching their startups to investors.
Fundraising 101: Words of Advice From One Founder to Another

Fundraising 101: Words of Advice From One Founder to Another

For our series The Grind, the founder of Travefy offers up advice on securing external capital.
The New Blueprint for Successful VC Funding

The New Blueprint for Successful VC Funding

Why a great business idea is only the beginning

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