Investors

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
Why I Don't Want to Get in on the Ground Floor of Your Company
Investors

Why I Don't Want to Get in on the Ground Floor of Your Company

Savvy investors avoid ground-floor investments, because there is typically too much risk to offer attractive risk-adjusted returns.
Carol Roth
Deal or No Deal? Here Are 7 Ways Due Diligence Can Help Before a Final Commitment.
Closing Deals

Deal or No Deal? Here Are 7 Ways Due Diligence Can Help Before a Final Commitment.

Due diligence might sound daunting, but it's really just an in-depth common-sense risk analysis before closing a business deal.
Martin Zwilling
How to Land Your Startup's Funding Before You Even Pitch Investors
Pitching Investors

How to Land Your Startup's Funding Before You Even Pitch Investors

If you want investors to take you seriously, you need to demonstrate your growth potential and prove you know your market inside and out.
Vincent Molinari
Before Asking to Meet an Investor Know Why the Investor Should Talk to You
Pitching Investors

Before Asking to Meet an Investor Know Why the Investor Should Talk to You

Asking for an introduction to an investor without explaining why the investor will be interested reflects very poorly on you.
Alex Iskold
Startups Don't Need Unicorn Aspirations to Attract Investor Attention
Venture Capital

Startups Don't Need Unicorn Aspirations to Attract Investor Attention

Investors fixated on finding the next startup to attain the exalted $1 billion valuation inevitably miss many very good investments.
Richard Maclean
Slack Creates $80 Million VC Fund to Invest in Third-Party Developers
VC Funding

Slack Creates $80 Million VC Fund to Invest in Third-Party Developers

The fund was created in partnership with six of Slack's backers, including Andreessen-Horowitz, Index Ventures and KPCB.
Laura Entis
Nearly 1 in 10 Kickstarter Projects Fails to Deliver Rewards
Kickstarter

Nearly 1 in 10 Kickstarter Projects Fails to Deliver Rewards

The crowdfunding platform commissioned a University of Pennsylvania professor to do an analysis of the fulfillment rates of funded campaigns on the platform.
Catherine Clifford
4 Reasons Why a Traditional 40-Page Business Plan Is an Insane Waste of Time
Business Optimization

4 Reasons Why a Traditional 40-Page Business Plan Is an Insane Waste of Time

No one will even read your epic novel of a plan in this age of short bursts of information. Create a 10-page pitch deck instead.
Adam Callinan
The 'Mayor' of Entrepreneurship in Atlanta On Empire Builders Vs. Lifestyle Entrepreneurs
Atlanta

The 'Mayor' of Entrepreneurship in Atlanta On Empire Builders Vs. Lifestyle Entrepreneurs

David Cummings, the founder of Atlanta Tech Village, explains how he chooses which startups to invest in.
Catherine Clifford
Why Sending a Deck to an Investor Before a First Meeting Is a Bad Idea
Ready To Launch

Why Sending a Deck to an Investor Before a First Meeting Is a Bad Idea

Instead, here's what you should do when you're seeking capital.
Alex Iskold
How to Avoid Dangerous Investors and Possible Embezzlement
Investors

How to Avoid Dangerous Investors and Possible Embezzlement

One of my friends stole $700,000 from me. Don't let that happen to you.
Tim Linnet
5 Wrong Answers When Pitching Investors for Capital
Pitching Investors

5 Wrong Answers When Pitching Investors for Capital

If you don't know each and every detail of your business, why would an investor want to work with you?
Richard Maclean
6 Strategies to Win the New Initial Public Offering Game
IPO

6 Strategies to Win the New Initial Public Offering Game

Businesses don't have to be big in order to prove they're self-assured in the changing world of IPOs.
Vineet Jain