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More Than Money: How the Right Investor Can Add Lasting Value to Your Startup
Angel Investors

More Than Money: How the Right Investor Can Add Lasting Value to Your Startup

Taking money from an investor before thoroughly vetting him or her is like getting married after your first date.
Blake Marggraff
VCs Want to See Product-Market Fit: Here's How to Prove It
Venture Capital

VCs Want to See Product-Market Fit: Here's How to Prove It

Yes, you can pry a little money from cautious investors' hands -- if you can demonstrate strength in these four metrics.
Adam Root
Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Venture Capital (But Were Afraid to Ask)
Venture Capital

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Venture Capital (But Were Afraid to Ask)

VC sounds appealing, but is it for you? Here's what you need to know to navigate a "typical'" series of fundraising rounds.
Zach Ferres
Making Your Pitch for VC Funding Means Facing a Very Tough Crowd
VC Funding

Making Your Pitch for VC Funding Means Facing a Very Tough Crowd

Finding an investor is potentially a life or death moment for your company. To survive you must prepare.
Craig Corbett
5 Ways Shunning Venture Capital Made Me a Better Leader
VC Funding

5 Ways Shunning Venture Capital Made Me a Better Leader

Securing too much money too fast may eliminate the incentives to find creative solutions to daily challenges.
5 Lessons From 7 Months in Startup Hell
Startups

5 Lessons From 7 Months in Startup Hell

Not every startup is founded on self-serving generalizations and unsubstantiated hype but lots are.
Steve Tobak
Seeking Startup Capital? Ask Your Family and Friends.
Raising Capital

Seeking Startup Capital? Ask Your Family and Friends.

Recent studies reveal the most popular ways in which entrepreneurs are financing their new businesses.
Rose Leadem
Why Now Is The Best Time To Hunt For VC Funding
Money

Why Now Is The Best Time To Hunt For VC Funding

The success of your company's pitch could depend on the calendar.
VC Funding's Gender Gap Is Hurting the Marketplace
Venture Capital

VC Funding's Gender Gap Is Hurting the Marketplace

There's no single reason why women-led companies struggle to secure VC investors. But for the first time, multiple platforms exist to help bridge the distance.
Pamela Wasley
Weeding out the Crazy Perks in a Venture-Down Cycle
Perks

Weeding out the Crazy Perks in a Venture-Down Cycle

This is not the kind of VC environment where you should focus on tricycle races through your ultra-modern, over-designed office spaces.
Phil Wickham
5 Lessons You Can Learn From Trump About Pitching to VCs
VC Funding

5 Lessons You Can Learn From Trump About Pitching to VCs

Visual cues, repetition and authentic emotion helps frame your message in a way that resonates with investors.
Arie Abecassis
Fund-raising in Cannabis, Initially Slow, Is Going Higher and Higher
Marijuana

Fund-raising in Cannabis, Initially Slow, Is Going Higher and Higher

You would have been hard pressed, just a few years ago, to find investments outside of family-office groups. Then Washington and Colorado legalized.
Cy Scott
Crowdfunding Could Be In Your Portfolio But Not Too Much
Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding Could Be In Your Portfolio But Not Too Much

Due to new crowdfunding laws we can all be VC's, but you may want to hold off before you invest in your peers.
Sally Outlaw
The Unusual Way This Startup Found Funding
Venture Capital

The Unusual Way This Startup Found Funding

The Initial connection may not happen in an office. This startup went looking for backers on their own turf.