Funding

Investors

Pitching for Success: What to Do Before, During and After an Investor Meeting

To secure an investment, you need to capture the investor's heart, not just his mind.
Business Plans

First Time Crowdfunding? Here's What You Need to Know.

A quick primer on the pros and cons of crowdfunding your new venture.
MOOC

Craftsy, a Startup Synthesis of YouTube and Etsy, Cinches $50 Million in New Funding

The Denver-based company, which vends hundreds of video tutorials in various crafting fields, now counts $106 million in venture capital.
Mompreneurs

Soleil Moon Frye: 'There's Never Been a Better Time to Be a Mompreneur'

The 'Punky Brewster' actress discusses balancing life as a mother to three young kids and running her online party supplies business, P.S. XO, which just announced its merger with the retail party line Seedling.
Business Plans

Family Business: The Pros and Cons of Getting Funding From Loved Ones

If you're thinking about getting friends and family to loan you money to fund your business, read this first.
Leadership

7 Concepts Every CEO Has to Nail

Being a CEO isn't like playing a game. Don't call yourself one if you can't handle these concepts.
Business Plans

How to Create a Business Plan Investors Will Love

Here are some strategies you can use to create a strong business plan that will translate into funding.
Funding

Boost Your Chances of Fundraising Success With These 5 Preparation Tips

Creating a solid foundation for raising funds will help a company to be more organized and have a better chance of getting that much-needed capital.
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.
Pitching

Are You Ready to Pitch Investors for Funding?

As many entrepreneurs know, securing funding for new business ventures can be a very difficult endeavor. So, when seeking funding for your company, make sure you are prepared.
Bitcoin

Blockchain Raises $30 Million in Biggest-Ever Funding Round for a Bitcoin Company

The world's largest Bitcoin wallet service just sealed a record venture capital deal. Backers include none other than billionaire Richard Branson.
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.
Finance

Have Funding? Great. Now Stop Burning Through Your Cash.

Some companies that are taking in large amounts of money don't seem to realize they need to generate income to stay alive.
Funding

Navdy, the 'Google Glass for Your Car,' Raises $6.5 Million

The company's head-up display lets drivers interact with their phones while never taking their eyes off the road.
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.