6 Places to Find the Right Investor for Your Startup

One of the biggest myths I have found in the entrepreneur community is that every startup needs one or more outside investors for credibility...

10 Reasons Angel Investors Don’t Like Your Plan

Once again, for the eighth year in a row, I’m involved as an angel investor with the Willamette Angel Conference and screening investments. We’ll announce...

9 Rules of Investing for Entrepreneurs

As an entrepreneur, your personal finances can oftentimes affect your ability to invest and grow your venture, especially if new growth opportunities are capital...

How Well Versed Are You in Startup Investor Jargon?

Whether you are talking to peers, competitors or investors, you as an active entrepreneur will be judged on your familiarity with today’s startup and...

How to Do Due Diligence on Investors

This is my Quora answer to “How do I perform due diligence on investors?” Choose an Investor Like You Would a Spouse I’m so glad you...

Lessons from Inside a Shark Tank

In a few days, I get the opportunity to swim with the sharks—sort of. I will be sharing the stage with three of the stars...

6 Crucial Steps to Take Before You Seek Investors for Your Business

Investor support is one of the most pivotal aspects for small businesses. When you are looking to make it big as an entrepreneur your...

What Matters Most to Venture Capitalists

Make no mistake—pitching your startup to investors is tough. You may think your company is the next big thing, but so do a lot...

Raise Money on Good News

The first rule for raising money is to do it on good news—right when sales are increasing at an increasing rate. Or when a major...

Angels and VCs: Don’t Be Greedy Even if You Can

Sometimes the end game or sale of the company is not a happy event for the early investors, including the entrepreneur or the founders. Especially...

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