ICOs: An Exciting New Way to Finance Your Business Idea

Today, bank loans, grants, funding, donations and other traditional ways of financing business ideas have a new competitor. Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) represent are...

6 Common Misconceptions About Angel Investors

The question on Quora was “What do investors ‘get’ that other people don’t?” I answered that question from the point of view of angel...

5 Steps to Due Diligence on Your Potential Investors

Even though the color of their money is always green, all startup investors are not the same. Struggling entrepreneurs are often so happy to...

Ripple in 2018: Does It Still Have Potential?

Ripple is one of the oldest cryptocurrency networks. Launched in 2012, the ripple coin was once valued at 1000 coins for a dollar. Six...

Avoid Competitor Bashing in Your Pitch to Investors

Don’t bash the competition. Every investor knows how vulnerable a new startup is to competitors, so investors always ask about your sustainable competitive advantage in the...

Take Only “Smart Money” Investments

This statement could be considered controversial. We have previously made the case that professional investors demand more in the form of restrictive covenants and...

Several More Real Costs of Taking Outsider Investments

Let’s talk about the reality of taking money from professional investors. It is not the first time we’ve covered this general subject nor the...

Top 10 Pitch Fails

I was asked recently for a list of things that annoy me in angel investment pitches from startups. I’ve done this before, so there...

7 Reasons Why Investors Won’t Back Your Startup

No, no, no!Toddlers expect to hear that, but when you’re a grown adult with an idea for “the next big thing” and investor after...

What are the Normal Steps for Angel Investment?

Question: What are the normal steps for angel investment? What’s involved in submitting a business plan?I decided to answer this question here because I see...

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