Unless you're sitting on a large pile of money, you'll have to raise money to get you're company up and running. Here, we'll walk you through the different steps of acquiring capital from external sources.
Here, we discuss what makes start-ups appealing to investors, which will allow you to better understand what funders loos for when evaluating companies.
Networking is crucial for businesses. One reason is to get closer to investors; additionally, it can help you to find people who you can put on your board of directors.
You will need to know what the valuation of your startup is and what various funding modalities will mean for your financials and your future growth.
Valuing a company is a highly important part of the fundraising process especially when raising money through equity. It is also, however, imprecise and highly difficult.
Every entrepreneur needs to put together a pitch deck to present to investors. We highlight the most important components to include.
When should you approach potential investors? In this section we help entrepreneurs think about the timing of raising capital.
Time after time, we heard from both investors and entrepreneurs that being able to tell the right story is key to raising money successfully.
Negotiations can be a difficult time for entrepreneurs, especially those who have not been there before. Here are some tips from entrepreneurs who have been there before.
Every entrepreneur has a different pitching style, and the start-up’s business model and maturity will affect what exactly the pitch looks like.
Establishing a successful business, while a potentially rewarding undertaking, can be a long and painful process, made all the more difficult by the limited access to funding at the beginning of an entrepreneur’s journey.
Every investor will weigh financial in different ways, but most investors in early-stage companies will understand that start-ups’ financial models are educated guesses, at best.