Pitching 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
'Perspective-Taking' and How to Close an Investor in 3 Minutes
Make More Happen

'Perspective-Taking' and How to Close an Investor in 3 Minutes

Are you watching for those all-important clues? Here's how to do that.
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 Ways to Fund Your Small Business
Funding

10 Ways to Fund Your Small Business

Equity? Debt? Which one is right for you? (Hint: think carefully before taking loans from friends and family).
Doug and Polly White
The Secret Weapon That Will Make You and Your Business Stand Out in the War of Ideas
Storytelling

The Secret Weapon That Will Make You and Your Business Stand Out in the War of Ideas

And this skill is shared by the most successful business leaders in the world.
Carmine Gallo
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
Tips for Entrepreneurs Who Must Brave the Venture-Capital Gauntlet
Venture Capital

Tips for Entrepreneurs Who Must Brave the Venture-Capital Gauntlet

Money-loaded VCs might seem intimidating, but armed with a few tips, entrepreneurs -- even those wrestling with financing for the first time -- can help level the playing field.
Ryan Holmes
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
The Secret to Impressing the Sharks on 'Shark Tank'
Shark Tank

The Secret to Impressing the Sharks on 'Shark Tank'

Take it from an entrepreneur who managed to get multiple offers from the Sharks.
Laura Entis
10 Essentials for a Persuasive Seed-Round Investor Deck
Pitching Investors

10 Essentials for a Persuasive Seed-Round Investor Deck

No deck is perfect but the good ones all succinctly tell investors what they need to know to make a decision.
Alex Iskold
What a 1990 Chevy Pickup Truck Purchase Taught Me About Raising Capital
Raising Capital

What a 1990 Chevy Pickup Truck Purchase Taught Me About Raising Capital

I didn't really need the truck back in 1991, but I learned to look for opportunities before I thought it was the right time.
Doug Winter