Persuading investors is a long process of getting their attention, then their enthusiasm. It helps to be methodical.
Savvy investors avoid ground-floor investments, because there is typically too much risk to offer attractive risk-adjusted returns.
Due diligence might sound daunting, but it's really just an in-depth common-sense risk analysis before closing a business deal.
If you want investors to take you seriously, you need to demonstrate your growth potential and prove you know your market inside and out.
Asking for an introduction to an investor without explaining why the investor will be interested reflects very poorly on you.
Investors fixated on finding the next startup to attain the exalted $1 billion valuation inevitably miss many very good investments.
The fund was created in partnership with six of Slack's backers, including Andreessen-Horowitz, Index Ventures and KPCB.
The crowdfunding platform commissioned a University of Pennsylvania professor to do an analysis of the fulfillment rates of funded campaigns on the platform.
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.
David Cummings, the founder of Atlanta Tech Village, explains how he chooses which startups to invest in.
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One of my friends stole $700,000 from me. Don't let that happen to you.
If you don't know each and every detail of your business, why would an investor want to work with you?
Businesses don't have to be big in order to prove they're self-assured in the changing world of IPOs.