Fundraising

How This Man Raised $31 Million in VC Funding in 4 Years
Venture Capital

How This Man Raised $31 Million in VC Funding in 4 Years

Greg Marsh unlocked the secret: Start with old-fashioned networking, then grow your own network.
Coolest Cooler Asks Backers for More Money
Kickstarter

Coolest Cooler Asks Backers for More Money

After pricing the product too low, backers are being asked to pay another $97 for expedited shipping.
Steve Dent
On Being a Startup CEO and a Dad
Ready To Launch

On Being a Startup CEO and a Dad

Every decision the CEO of startup makes has an impact on his home life.
Jeremy Bodenhamer
5 Ways Raising Money Is Just Like Asking for a Date
Fundraising

5 Ways Raising Money Is Just Like Asking for a Date

Approach investors with the notion the goal is to replicate the money they invest.
Brian Foley
Spotify Raises $1 Billion in Convertible Debt
Spotify

Spotify Raises $1 Billion in Convertible Debt

The streaming service is facing increasing competition from Apple, Pandora, SoundCloud and Tidal.
Would You Eat Protein Bars Made From Insects? Investors Have Bet $4 Million on It.
Food Business

Would You Eat Protein Bars Made From Insects? Investors Have Bet $4 Million on It.

Tim Ferriss and the rapper Nas both participated in the series A round, which was led by AccelFoods.
Laura Entis
How Creating a 'Minimum Viable Pitch Deck' Helped Us Raise $6 Million
Pitching Investors

How Creating a 'Minimum Viable Pitch Deck' Helped Us Raise $6 Million

Forget creating the perfect pitch for investors. Instead, focus on creating a deck you can iterate based on actual investor feedback.
Dan Jimenez
The Tried-and-True Process for Getting Investors to Give You a Straight Answer
Fundraising

The Tried-and-True Process for Getting Investors to Give You a Straight Answer

You want to hear "yes,'' and you will survive hearing "no,'' but you can't work with a "maybe'' that never ends.
Alex Iskold
The First 100,000 Successful Kickstarter Campaigns, in 10 Numbers
Kickstarter

The First 100,000 Successful Kickstarter Campaigns, in 10 Numbers

The crowdfunding platform released a mountain of data to celebrate its latest milestone. We pulled out a handful of the most interesting bits.
Catherine Clifford
Public Acknowledgement Is an Effective Way to Get and Keep Donors
Nonprofit Marketing

Public Acknowledgement Is an Effective Way to Get and Keep Donors

Lots of organizations depend on donors. Here's how to get them to keep on giving.
Heather Ripley
How Industry Analysts Can Help Entrepreneurs Raise Money
Fundraising

How Industry Analysts Can Help Entrepreneurs Raise Money

Getting venture capital funding is a constant game of selling, and it's far easier to sell yourself if independent third-party experts rave about you.
Andrew Hsu
Raise More Capital When You Can
Fundraising

Raise More Capital When You Can

Investors and founders both sense the venture funding pool is drying up. If you're raising money, take every dollar you can when you can.
Alex Iskold
10 Essentials for a Persuasive Seed-Round Investor Deck
Pitching Investors

10 Essentials for a Persuasive Seed-Round Investor Deck

No deck is perfect but the good ones all succinctly tell investors what they need to know to make a decision.
Alex Iskold
Be Meticulous About Your Investor Funnel to Achieve Funding Success
Fundraising

Be Meticulous About Your Investor Funnel to Achieve Funding Success

Persuading investors is a long process of getting their attention, then their enthusiasm. It helps to be methodical.
Alex Iskold