Investors

Crowdfunding

3 Mistakes to Avoid When Running a Crowdfunding Campaign

There are plenty of Cinderella stories but also just as many cautionary tales out there. How to make yours the former, not the latter.

How This Entrepreneur Dealt When Half of Her Team Quit 3 Days Before a Major Investment Deal Closed

Transparency, time and a little bit of wine helped Sampler founder and CEO Marie Chevrier find a way forward.
Raising Capital

VC Confidential: Why Investors Say No

An investor-turned-entrepreneur describes the view from the other side of the table.
Investors

To Attract Investors, Let Them All Be the 'Last One In'

Raise smaller mini-rounds in close succession rather than one large equity round.

6 Lessons From Cannabis CEOs Who Raised More Than $50 Million

How they found the money in a turbulent and unpredictable market.
Pitching Investors

I Took 400 Meetings With Investors to Get My Startup Funded. Here's What I Learned.

Here are five strategies that early stage entrepreneurs can adopt as they begin fundraising for their company.
Elon Musk

An Emotional Elon Musk Lays Out Tesla's Future Plans and Admits He Has a Problem With Time

At Tesla's shareholder meeting on Tuesday, Musk went with a patient approach -- a far cry from the tirades he's made headlines for in recent months.

This Founder Found Out Her Investor Allegedly Sexually Harassed Women and Gave Back $500,000 in Funding

A moral crisis blindsided Unbound CEO Polly Rodriguez and put her brand's values to the test.
100 Brilliant Companies

Learn Why Investors are Closely Watching These 20 Companies

Investors and incubators share the most brilliant companies that have caught their attention this year.

Attention Female Entrepreneurs: Here's a Step-by-Step Guide for Picking the Right VC

The VC relationships you gain are far more important than the money, so choose wisely.
Incubators

Snapchat's Parent Company Plans to Invest $1.5 Million in Media Startups

Snap has announced a new accelerator program called Yellow focused on 'mobile storytelling.'
Entrepreneurs

How to Use Psychology to Get Investors to Close When You Want Them to

Deadlines can trigger FOMO and FOMO can trigger signing the papers.
The Digest

A Cancer Diagnosis Inspired This Entrepreneur to Start an Indulgent Ice Cream Brand That's Obsessed With Growth

Vice Cream was created as a response to the low-calorie, dairy-free and sugar-free products on the market.
Be Your Own Boss

The 'I'm My Own Boss' Myth Humbles Many an Entrepreneur

That misconception does not comport with startup reality. But by adopting the right mindset, you can come to terms with how many bosses you really have.
Investors

4 Traits Perceptive Investors Look for in Tech Startup Founders

A brilliant founder with a good product is a better bet than a so-so founder with a brilliant product.