VC Funding The latest news, videos, and discussion topics on VC Funding en-us Copyright 2014 Inc., All rights reserved. (webmaster) 5 Business Tue, 09 Sep 2014 16:00:00 GMT Founders: When Fundraising, Ask for More Than You Think You'll Need To preserve equity, fight for a higher valuation rather than paring back much-needed cash. Tue, 09 Sep 2014 16:00:00 GMT Sam Hogg 9 Tips for Winning Investors in the 5 Minutes You Have Their Attention Mark Twain noted few souls are saved after the first 10 minutes of the sermon. Your pitch has, maybe, half that time. Wed, 03 Sep 2014 22:30:00 GMT Carolina Leon The Largest VC Fund ($500M) Raised by Majority-Female Partners Quietly Closed in June It launches today. Wed, 03 Sep 2014 20:16:00 GMT Laura Entis Want to Get a VC's Attention? Make Sure You Do These 6 Things. Raising capital is perhaps the most difficult challenge any entrepreneur faces in starting a business. Here are a few tips to make it less daunting. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 16:30:00 GMT David Drake 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. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 19:00:00 GMT Gabe Lozano 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. Wed, 13 Aug 2014 13:30:00 GMT Murray Newlands 7 Tips for Investing in Your First Company Startups have an intoxication allure for investors but expect to get rich slowly, if at all. Thu, 07 Aug 2014 13:30:00 GMT Murray Newlands 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. Tue, 05 Aug 2014 14:00:00 GMT Sam Hogg 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. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 14:30:00 GMT Tim Weingarten 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. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 21:30:00 GMT Murray Newlands 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. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 20:00:00 GMT Bo Yaghmaie 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. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 17:30:00 GMT Bo Yaghmaie 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. Thu, 03 Jul 2014 17:30:00 GMT Zach Cutler 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. Tue, 24 Jun 2014 18:00:00 GMT Aliza Freud 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. Thu, 05 Jun 2014 19:30:00 GMT Murray Newlands 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 Thu, 05 Jun 2014 18:30:00 GMT Rohan Ayyar 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. Fri, 30 May 2014 13:30:00 GMT Aaron Skonnard 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. Tue, 20 May 2014 13:30:00 GMT Rohan Ayyar Why Today's Bullish Economy Is Bad for VCs, But Good for You A stable economy means less competition for scoring investment. Thu, 08 May 2014 16:00:00 GMT Sam Hogg Need to Raise Money for Your Startup? This Book Might Be For You. In this video, contributor John Rampton talks about a book that explains a topic that's very important to serious business owners: raising money. Wed, 07 May 2014 12:30:00 GMT Jason Fell