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Raising Capital

Startup Financing

Explore These 5 Options for Your Cash-Strapped Startup

The quest for startup capital is no walk in the park. Consider these three things you need to avoid.
Venture Capital

How This Man Raised $31 Million in VC Funding in 4 Years

Greg Marsh unlocked the secret: Start with old-fashioned networking, then grow your own network.
Raising Capital

Crowdfunding, Personal Credit and the 'Bank of Mom and Dad' Are a Few Go-Tos For Cash When VCs Aren't Interested

Only a tiny fraction of startup funding comes from venture capital firms. So what about everyone else? How are growing businesses supporting the rest of their growth needs?
Slack

Slack Raises $200 Million, Boosting Valuation to $3.8 Billion

The latest funding round comes in spite of a contraction in venture capital investing for technology startups, amid widespread concern about high valuations.
Startup Financing

This Company Asked Its Employees for Cash and Everybody Won

For the right kind of business, a radical move like asking employees to finance the company can be smart and effective.
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.
Regulation A+

How Elio Motors Went From Startup to Publicly Traded Company in Months

Elio Motors was the first startup to become a publicly traded company using the updated Regulation A+ crowdfunding rules.
Pitching Investors

'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.
worth-knowing

B2B? C2C? VC-Backed? Read on to Have These and Other Business Models Explained.

Here are five business models your startup can use in its pursuit of bringing in revenue.
Finance

A New Kind of Financing That Doesn't Involve Taking on Debt or Giving Away Equity

Here are five ways that the new R round is different than other types of finance currently available for entrepreneurs.
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.
Raising Capital

8 Smart Things to Do When You Find Your Capital Isn't Enough

Ever hear how the founders of Airbnb sold 'Obama O's' and 'Cap'n McCain's' fictitious cereals to help fund their startup?
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.
Pitching Investors

7 Investor Questions Startup Entrepreneurs Need to Know How to Answer

You have more of a chance of attracting investors if you can speak to these seven critical areas of a new business idea.
Startup Financing

7 Ways to Bootstrap Your Business to Success

You don't need a lot of money upfront to build up a startup. Here's why.