Before you make your first pitch, it's critical you know the mindset of these two groups.
How you manage your initial funds is critical, especially because many entrepreneurs use their life's savings to make the leap into independence.
Skipping the bank is now easier -- and more popular -- than ever.
While entrepreneurs work hard to get a meeting with an investor, not all come prepared.
Ask the Money Guy
One offers more money while the other allows for more control. The Money Guy breaks down the pros and cons of each option.
No profit? No assets? No problem.
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.
Jigar Shah wants to help the environment -- and he's getting the money to make it happen.
Make More Happen
To prompt more teens and college kids to consider starting a business as a viable career option, clue them in to the following critical factors.
Google along with existing investors Tiger Global, Battery Ventures and Sutter Hill Ventures participated in the latest round.
A startup needs a good story to secure initial funding and good numbers to get a second round.
While Tinder is 'a game to play with,' Hinge is 'a tool to meet people,' says CEO Justin McLeod.
Done prudently, helping customers to buy now and pay later is a sound strategy for maximizing sales.
Investors are like foxes looking for their next meal. And guess what? You, the entrepreneur, are the rabbit running for your life.