Fundraising

Growing a Business

5 Phrases That Kill Your Chances of Receiving Funding

Startup founders are not always aware of how investors interpret specific commonplace phrases. Sometimes, a phrase a founder believes can increase their chances of raising money gives an investor a reason not to invest. These are five such phrases that founders should reconsider using.

Starting a Business

She Maxed Out Her Credit Cards and Sold Her Engagement Ring to Start a Business. Now She Has $25 Million in Funding — and Smart Advice for Fellow Black Women Founders.

As she continues to scale her company, Denise Woodard, CEO and founder of Partake Foods, has a few things to share with other Black women starting businesses.

Starting a Business

A Former McKinsey Consultant Used This Not-So-'Sexy' Mindset to Take Her 'Healthy Indulgence' Snack Brand From Her Kitchen to 4,000 Retailers

Sabeena Ladha, founder and CEO of DEUX, drew on her childhood love of sweets and experience in the food space to create a different kind of snack company.

Fundraising

'Everything Has Changed': How These Founders Bought Out Their Major Investor and Reclaimed Control

Investors want fast growth and a speedy exit — but what if a company's founders think differently?

Growing a Business

10 Reasons Your Capital Raising Strategy Is Failing

Have your capital-raising efforts been unsuccessful? Here are a few key areas you need to focus on.

Fundraising

A 5-Step Survival Guide to Fundraising for a Niche Industry

Raising investment rounds in these tumultuous times is like navigating a storm. Founders have to be especially thoughtful when it comes to crafting a pitch that will keep their company sailing straight.

Buying / Investing in Business

7 Things That Set Angel Investors Apart From Other Early-Stage Investors

I've spent the last year working alongside hundreds of angel investors and founders. Here's the inside scoop on what makes an angel investor different.

Thought Leaders

This Founder Won $10K for Her Safety-Driven Lipstick Company. Here's the Strategy She Used to Craft Her Perfect Pitch.

On this episode of the "Post-Pitch Podcast," Joy Hoover discusses funding and growing Esoes, her cosmetics company with a mission.

Starting a Business

4 Fundamental Mistakes in Fundraising That Startup Founders Can't Afford

Trying to prepare for a fundraising round and want to know what critical errors to steer clear of? Well, you've come to the right place – here's a founder's guidebook on what not to do.

Thought Leaders

Who Wins Big on the High-Stakes Season Finale of 'Elevator Pitch'?

Get ready because season 10 ends with big dreams, big emotions and big money!

Thought Leaders

What Should You Value More — An Investor's Money or Their Experience?

On this episode of "Entrepreneur Elevator Pitch," a contestant has a very tough decision to make: Take the big money now, or gamble on bigger money later.

Fundraising

Fundraising in Europe During a Downturn: 3 Hidden Benefits for Bold Founders

Economic turbulence is a natural part of market cycles. Recessions actually offer a number of 'silver linings' to founders who take the plunge.

Starting a Business

This 19-Year-Old College Student's Invention Relieves Migraines -- and His Pitch Landed a $10,000 Investment

On this episode of the "Post-Pitch Podcast," David Fleming explains the development of his health product, and how he created a pitch that blew investors' minds.

Buying / Investing in Business

An Entrepreneur's Blueprint for Crafting a Pitch Deck That Wows Investors

Developing a great pitch deck is critical for obtaining business funding, with an emphasis on connecting with investors' objectives and preferences while stressing design, clarity and a passionate narrative.

Thought Leaders

Can You Recover From Blowing an Investor Pitch? Yes, Here's How.

On the new episode of the "Post-Pitch Podcast," tech entrepreneur Brandon Storms discusses working up the courage to pitch his company to investors for a second time on "Elevator Pitch."