Investors

Angel Investors Pumped $24 Billion Into Startups. Here's How to Get Your Share.
Angel Investors

Angel Investors Pumped $24 Billion Into Startups. Here's How to Get Your Share.

As an active angel investor myself, here is my priority list of eight recommended preparation activities when you're looking for funding.
Martin Zwilling
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 Bright Side of Sharing Bad News With Potential Investors
Pitching Investors

The Bright Side of Sharing Bad News With Potential Investors

With potential investors, honesty is the best policy.
Christopher Hann
Seeking Venture Capital? This T.I.P. -- a Team, an Idea and a Plan -- Is Crucial to Follow.
Ready To Launch

Seeking Venture Capital? This T.I.P. -- a Team, an Idea and a Plan -- Is Crucial to Follow.

These three critical elements must be in place before you face an investor.
Peter Gasca
Attract Investors Using a Subscription Model
Subscription Services

Attract Investors Using a Subscription Model

Would switching to a subscription model work for you? If yes, jump at the chance and do it right.
Peter Figueredo
Within 10 Years, the Number of Accelerator Programs in the U.S. Has Increased Tenfold
Accelerators

Within 10 Years, the Number of Accelerator Programs in the U.S. Has Increased Tenfold

The growth rate is especially impressive considering the country went through the Great Recession.
Catherine Clifford
Uber Losing $1 Billion a Year to Compete in China
Uber

Uber Losing $1 Billion a Year to Compete in China

The company's Chinese business boosted its valuation last month to more than $8 billion after raising more than $1 billion in its latest funding round.
It Made Sense at the Time: Why I Passed on Uber's Seed Round
Venture Capital

It Made Sense at the Time: Why I Passed on Uber's Seed Round

The opportunity to invest the equivalent of a down payment on a modest Silicon Valley house in the early Uber would be worth a billion dollars now. When you pay that kind of tuition, you need to learn the lesson.
John Greathouse
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
10 Answers That Will Make Your Startup Plan Worthy of Investment
Ready To Launch

10 Answers That Will Make Your Startup Plan Worthy of Investment

Having all the answers when you pitch investors will lead them to ask only one question: ""How soon can I sign up?"
Martin Zwilling
7 Things That Define Exceptional Founding Teams
Startups

7 Things That Define Exceptional Founding Teams

When a business is launched, every member of the team is crucial to success. Picking those people is the founders primary job.
Alex Iskold
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
How Investors Value New Category Creation
Business Optimization

How Investors Value New Category Creation

Nakul Mandan, investor at Lightspeed Venture Partners, talks about the dynamics of investing in companies that are building new market categories.
Anthony Kennada