Investors

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 Plans

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
Investors

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
The 7 Sources of Startup Capital
Investors

The 7 Sources of Startup Capital

From loans from friends and family to billion-dollar mega venture capital firms, here are some quick tips on how to approach each.
Alex Iskold
Winning Really Is the Only Thing in Business. Here Are 3 Ways to Get There.
Success Strategies

Winning Really Is the Only Thing in Business. Here Are 3 Ways to Get There.

Failure over the long term does not lead to success as an entrepreneur. Don't lose. Follow this advice.
Tasso Roumeliotis
Billionaire Investor Says Follow Your Obsession, Not Your Passion
Entrepreneur Mindset

Billionaire Investor Says Follow Your Obsession, Not Your Passion

'What people are really talking about is being completely captivated by an obsession that they simply cannot imagine conducting their life without," says Michael Moritz.
Carmine Gallo