Raising Capital

Finance

Venture Capital's Big Boys Getting Bigger

Fewer private U.S. venture-capital funds are raising money to invest in startups, the National Venture Capital Association says. The biggest players are at the top, the smallest are at the bottom and the midsize firms watch the clock tick.
Starting a Business

Funding 101: How to Position Your Startup as a Good Investment

Why you should look beyond bootstrapping and loans from friends and family to set your company up for success and win investors.
Starting a Business

10 Mistakes to Avoid When Pitching Investors (Infographic)

For many entrepreneurs looking to start a business, getting access to capital can be the make-or-break moment to a successful launch.
Starting a Business

Yammer's David Sacks Offers 3 Tips for Tech Entrepreneurs

From raising capital fast to being innovative, startup advice from the SXSW Interactive festival.
Starting a Business

Angel Investment Clubs Offer a Ray of Hope -- and Capital

From Silicon Valley to the Gulf Coast, angel investment clubs are looking to fund local startups that solve problems across a variety of industries.
Finance

Crowd-funding Platform Connects Entrepreneurs With Consumer-Product Giants

A San Francisco-based crowd-funding site draws the eyes and ears of multinational companies General Mills and Procter & Gamble.
Finance

Raising Capital in Rural America

With startup communities popping up in cities across the U.S., you don't have to be in Silicon Valley to start a high-tech business. But can you find funding in rural America?
Finance

Equity Crowdfunding Rules Stalled at SEC

What's ahead for companies seeking to tap crowdfunding to sell equity stakes online? Lots of waiting.
Starting a Business

6 Ways to Land Start-Up Funding on Campus

Student entrepreneur Karim Abouelnaga on how to leverage college resources to land start-up capital.
Starting a Business

How to Raise Real Cash for Your Startup

Small business expert Kevin Hiser of QStart Labs answers readers' top questions about entrepreneurship.
Starting a Business

How Social Entrepreneurs Can Edge Out the Competition

An upcoming social-venture competition sheds light on the increased enthusiasm among young entrepreneurs to start up social-impact companies. Here are five ways to rise above the competition.
Finance

How Social Entrepreneurs Who Need Money Can Get Noticed

If you want to raise money for your business from impact investors, then help them find you by putting your company information right in front of them.
Starting a Business

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Business-Plan Competitions

For startups seeking critical seed money, business-plan competitions can be both a blessing and a curse.
Starting a Business

How One Young Trep Bucked the Odds During the Great Recession

Doing the opposite of what others expect is sometimes the fastest ticket to success. We spoke with Alexa von Tobel of LearnVest about why she started up a financial site in the midst of the worst recession since the Great Depression.
Starting a Business

7 Tips to Successful Fundraising for Young Entrepreneurs

Don't let the tech and start-up blogs fool you, finding an investor to part with big money is neither common nor easy. Here, the co-founder of CrowdTwist gives his top lessons for success.

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