Investors

Funding

This Online Tool Will Tell You Whether You're Ready for Funding

Even if you aren't seeking private capital, you can take an online survey to determine whether your company is well positioned for growth.
Finance

You've Raised Early-Stage Funding! Now What?

Four ways to set yourself up for success with your new high-maintenance stakeholders
Funding

Why I Turned Down $1 Million From Investors

When cash comes with strings attached, sometimes it's not worth it.
Investing

This Investor Looks for Products He Can't Live Without

Jessica Abo sits down with the president of Summit Equity Investments to learn what you can do to prepare for your next pitch.
Midwest

Where Investors Are Missing Startup Opportunities in America

It's time to stop ignoring the entrepreneurs in "flyover country."
Investors

How to Find the Right Investors for Your Business

Investing is all about relationships, and this founder wants to help you build yours.
Warren Buffett

Warren Buffett Won a $1 Million Bet, and It's Helping a Good Cause

The 'Oracle of Omaha' made a wager a decade ago that will finally pay off.
Funding

Is Your Company a Candidate for Outside Investment?

Taking on investors is one way to grow your business -- but before you seek funding, make sure it's the right path for you.
Rejection

This Entrepreneur Explains How He Survived 150 Rejections From Investors

When funding fell apart for Sam Sisakhti, he embarked on 18 months of brutal rejections and learned invaluable lessons about himself, his business and the nature of entrepreneurship.
Investors

Investors Are Your War Partners, Not Your Beer Buddies

Read this VC's take on the founder-investor relationship.
Elevator Pitch

Watch: Why Entrepreneurs Should Be Open to Negotiation and Even Rejection

On this week's episode of 'Entrepreneur Elevator Pitch,' contestants learn that you can't always get what you want.
Success Stories

This Woman's Family Couldn't Afford a Computer. Now She Oversees a $100 Million Investment Fund.

Valery Komissarova helped launch the venture capital firm Grishin Robotics, whose co-investors include Larry Page and Richard Branson.
Investments

What Do Your Investments Say About You?

Probably more than you'd think.
Pitching Investors

What Are VCs Really Trying to Say? Here Are 3 Common Conversations Translated For You.

Use these translations to decode the three most common messages to understand what your investors are actually telling you.
Investors

6 Ways to Know an Investor Is the Right Fit for Your Company

Finding someone to support your business is about more than facts and figures on a term sheet.
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