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 […]
Nobody likes to ask for money but if you’re looking to start a business, there is a good chance that you will have to solicit small business funding. Whether it’s venture capital, friends, banks, or other source, your pitch should be the same.
Thursday December 2nd, 2010, at Incubate Miami Demo Day, four startups will be presenting their new companies to an audience of investors and industry insiders. Here are the 4 presenting companies.
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 […]
If you’re not willing to fail, you shouldn’t be an entrepreneur. The simple fact is that entrepreneur failures mean that you aren’t playing it safe. You’re blazing new paths and sometimes those paths end in disaster. Not only should you not hide these mistakes, you should celebrate them and tell potential investors about those mistakes. […]
After developing a great product, the entrepreneur’s burden is delivery to the market. And that requires operating capital.
Maybe you’re a person with a great idea and just need the money to get it off the ground. Maybe you’re a small business who wants to grow to a larger business but lack the capital to do it.
A number of states have passed tax credits for angel investors in an effort spur additional financing and new business formation for entrepreneurs. If early returns from a program in Minnesota are any indication, the tax credits may be a widespread success.