So you have a great idea? You think your idea is so good that it will be the next IPod, automobile, or revolutionary drug so all you have to do is call a few venture capitalists or angel investors and let them know where to send the check. Unfortunately it isn’t that easy. You and […]
The customary pitch to angel investors involves disclosure about the company’s product, management, marketing strategy, industry competitors, and financial projections. All the while, investors are wondering if you will lose their money by failing to find customers.
When you pitch your company to an angel investor, you already know that the experienced are more likely to invest. So you’ll want to remember that experienced investors also are inclined to prejudice about entrepreneurs. Having dealt with so many new corporations, the angels are simply conditioned to expect certain behavior. If you make sure […]
Just as angel investors carefully investigate companies for potential investment, entrepreneurs should examine the angels. There are several factors a company must consider in order to assure a lasting relationship with a financing source.
The huge increase in use of Twitter as a communications tool has spawned a striking number of startups developing applications for Twitter. Several of these new companies are funded by angel investors and a few venture capital firms. As of the middle of 2010, eleven Twitter-related startups had obtained $23,270,000. Twitter itself was formed a […]
When the investor is ready to finance your company, the complicated process of closing the deal begins. This involves some lawyers and a lot of documents. Don’t expect to take any shortcuts in this process. But you certainly can expedite matters by conducting a thorough preparation of terms with the investor.
The rising popularity of smartphones is not going unnoticed by angel investors. Many companies that produce smartphone applications have arisen with angel funding. But another aspect of smartphone technology has attracted attention from investors.
Investing in the early stages of promising young Wisconsin companies is paying off for angel investors. The rising number of enterprises financed by angels is receiving credit for surging venture capital investments in the state. Venture capital typically is attracted to opportunities created first by angel investors. Large venture capital institutions may invest independently or […]