Raising Capital

Raising Capital

Shopping for Startup Capital Outside of Silicon Valley

Entrepreneurs have lots of financing options beyond checking out venture firms in California. Here are six techniques to try.
Raising Capital

Raising Capital? Answer These Questions to Score an Investor's Check

Shed light on five key areas about a startup's business model to make a compelling pitch for money.
Immigrants

How Six Immigrant Entrepreneurs Transformed Dreams Into Businesses

They came to the U.S. from China, Grenada, India, Haiti, Nigeria and the former Soviet Union. Now they own businesses in food service and product sales -- and helping other startups. See how they landed launch capital and met challenges.
Board of Directors

Determining Board Control Doesn't Have to Be Stressful. Here's What to Do.

If entrepreneurs raise a round of capital the more than likely will face the angst-inducing conundrum of determining board structure. Here are a few pointers.
Pitching Investors

The Money-Raising Marathon: Preparing to Pitch Investors

Pitching to investors can be a full-time job, but if you prepare yourself for meetings, it can save you precious time.
Fundraising

Attention Nonprofits: 5 Secrets to Attract Donors

For nonprofits, fundraising isn't just about the 'ask.'
Business Growth

5 Must-Track Metrics to Keep Your Startup Alive

Monitor your company's progress on cash flow, investment prospecting, hiring, customers and product development.
Raising Capital

Has Access to Capital Really Improved for Entrepreneurs? (Infographic)

A look at the financing landscape for business owners, plus some tips for finding alternative funding opportunities.
Venture Capital

Uber Competitor Lyft Eyes $150 Million in New Funding

The San Francisco-based company known for the pink mustaches adhered to the front of the cars in its network is looking to close in on its fourth round of fundraising.
Finance

Private Companies Publicly Fundraising: Where's The Money Going?

It's been nearly six months since private companies were given legal permission to publicly advertise their fundraising efforts. Here's a look at how it has paid off so far.
Crowdfunding

Your Crowdfunding Campaign Is Doomed Without This

Time needs to be committed to social media every day to push you toward your goal.
Pitching Investors

Pitching for Profits: Delivering a Presentation Investors Love

Entrepreneurs only have a short window of time to impress investors with the hopes of snagging funds. Here are a few pointers on how to get their attention and hopefully their money.
Growing a Business

Getting Your Small Business to Scale Like a Tech Startup

With small businesses starting to think more like tech startups in terms of innovation and growth, here are a few tips to help companies get started down that path.
Finance

Your Crowdfunding Cheat Sheet (Infographic)

An overview of how companies are raising money with crowdfunding, what categories are hottest and what the future holds for this new and innovative finance tool.
Marketing

6 Tips to Create a Top-Notch Crowdfunding Video

With crowdfunding platforms like Indiegogo and Kickstarter making it easy for aspiring entrepreneurs to nab early cash for their startup dreams, more than ever people are flocking to these sites. Here are some tips on how to make your video (and campaign) stand out and snag donors.