Finding Investors

Pivots

Quirky Ditches Device Manufacturing, Preps for New Investment

Its home automation spinoff, Wink, may also see additional investment in a separate round, CEO Ben Kaufman says.
Venture Capital

Jennifer Lopez Makes a Sales Pitch to Silicon Valley

The entertainer made an unusual appearance in front of venture capitalists Wednesday to talk about taking risks, thinking big, and investing in Jennifer Lopez, the brand.
National Small Business Week

Challenges Women Face When Raising Venture Capital

If you're a woman who wants to start a business, don't let these obstacles stand between you and major sources of funding.
Shark Tank

This Entrepreneur Might Be the 'Best' in Shark Tank's History

Investor Robert Herjavec said, 'You are probably one of the, if not the best entrepreneur we've had here.'
Finding Investors

Insider Tips On When, Where and How to Get an Investor's Attention (Infographic)

What day of the week will you be most likely to land a meeting with a VC? When should you hit 'send' on that email you have been obsessing over? Where might you have the best change to strategically happen to accidentally 'bump' into an investor?
Linkedin

How to Find Investors Through LinkedIn

The professional social network has become a tool for identifying and pitching investors.
Investors

Online-Grocery Delivery Service Instacart Lands $220 Million From Kleiner Perkins

The company says it will use the cash to grow into new markets and create new partnerships.
Pitching Investors

The Most Difficult Question I Ask Founders

Keep this in mind the next time you pitch an investor.
Funding

How One Fitness Entrepreneur Raised $14 Million

ClassPass co-founder Payal Kadakia isn't peddling out some new workout method. Instead, her company makes money by riding fitness trend waves.
Crowdfunding

5 Essentials for a Successful Crowdfunding Campaign

Crowdfunding is the sweat equity of financing. Every company, no matter how small, can succeed but it requires a lot of work.
Pitching Investors

The 5 C's to Creating a Winning Investment Pitch

You need to show why an investor should back you, and there are a number of traits that successful investees should show during the course of their pitch.
Pitching Investors

Put Yourself in Potential Investors' Shoes With These 4 Tips

Ask that essential question: Would you put money into your business concept? Make sure your pitch explains why.
Pitching Investors

How to Create an Elevator Pitch That Will Get You Funded

Tip: Don't explain your startup like it's your PhD dissertation.
Financing

Investors Are Hungry for Food Startups

Traditionally a field dominated by technology and biotechnology, venture investors have developed an appetite for food.