Startup Financing

Why Sending a Deck to an Investor Before a First Meeting Is a Bad Idea
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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
Raising Capital Through Regulation A+? You Still Need to Market Your Socks Off.
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Raising Capital Through Regulation A+? You Still Need to Market Your Socks Off.

Aggressive marketing is an essential part of every Mini IPO campaign, just as it is for rewards-based crowdfunding.
Kendall Almerico
Hometown Glory: Get Startup Grants and Seed Investments From Your City
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Hometown Glory: Get Startup Grants and Seed Investments From Your City

Think globally, but get your financial start locally.
Michelle Goodman
What 'Shark Tank's' Robert Herjavec Looks for in a Startup
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What 'Shark Tank's' Robert Herjavec Looks for in a Startup

A skilled entrepreneur with a fresh product for a growing market will never lack for funding.
John Boitnott
Equity Crowdfunding Rules Are Finally Coming to a Vote On Friday. Here's What You Need to Know.
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Equity Crowdfunding Rules Are Finally Coming to a Vote On Friday. Here's What You Need to Know.

The Securities and Exchange Commission will consider long-awaited rules to set in motion the next generation of crowdfunding.
Catherine Clifford
How My Not-So-Hot Rod Taught Me the Difference Between Endearing and Enduring
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How My Not-So-Hot Rod Taught Me the Difference Between Endearing and Enduring

Money hunting with venture capitalists is like dumping cash into a sports car -- a success only for the short term.
Ray Zinn
More Than Money: 4 Tips to Find the Right Investor for Your Startup
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More Than Money: 4 Tips to Find the Right Investor for Your Startup

Your ideal investor won't be just a walking bank account.
Allison Engel
6 Steps to Launch a Successful Crowdfunding Campaign
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6 Steps to Launch a Successful Crowdfunding Campaign

If a multi-function cooler and a card game about kittens and explosions can exceed their funding goals by such large margins, imagine what you could do with your idea.
Thomas Smale
10 Tips That Will Help Launch Your Startup Faster
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10 Tips That Will Help Launch Your Startup Faster

Dying to start your own business? Stop dreaming, and make like Nike...
Neil Patel
How Investors Choose Startups to Finance
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How Investors Choose Startups to Finance

Early-stage investors gather very little information when making a decision. But that makes perfect sense.
Scott Shane
What to Do When Your Funding Vanishes
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What to Do When Your Funding Vanishes

Enthusiastic public announcements aside, sometimes the check doesn't arrive as promised. So put down that champagne and heed the advice of entrepreneurs who've dealt with the disappointment of disappearing capital.
SCUBA Diving and Seed Money are More Connected Than You Think
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SCUBA Diving and Seed Money are More Connected Than You Think

An expert explains the pitfalls that come after securing funding.
8 Types of Investors That Entrepreneurs Need to Avoid
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8 Types of Investors That Entrepreneurs Need to Avoid

Don't assume that all investors are the same, just because their money is always the same color.
Martin Zwilling
Check Out the Investors You Haven't Considered Yet
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Check Out the Investors You Haven't Considered Yet

Wealthy families have money to invest. Here's how to find it.
Michelle Goodman