The culmination of an entrepreneurship accelerator is the opportunity to pitch investors on your business. After my business partners and I spent eight weeks in a startup accelerator at the JFE Network, we got the chance to show off Credential Cabinet to a room full of attentive investors. Pitching was a great experience. We told [...]
Venture Capital and Angel Investors
Whether you’re a nonprofit, a new small business, a high-tech startup, or an up-and-running company, and whether you’re looking for a loan or a grant or an equity-sharing arrangement, there is an option for you.
The TV show “Shark Tank” has a lot in common with the normal flow of angel investment. These are the five key lessons to take away from it.
Thanks to everyone who registered for our webinar! Caroline and David were thrilled. For those of you who didn’t get the chance to ask questions, feel free to post them below!
Join Caroline Cummings and David Rose on Wednesday, November 20, at 10 am PST, for a free webinar on how to pitch your business to investors.
If you’re hoping to secure a financial partner to help you grow your business, you’d better know what potential investors are looking for your presentation (and your business).
Yesterday’s Willamette Angel Conference (WAC) 2013 event invested more than $465,000 in four Oregon startups, highlighted by more than $250,000 in Portland-based Sonivate, which has developed a fingertip-mounted ultrasound probe that enables imaging while leaving both hands free to do work with simultaneous tactile feedback. Three other startups got WAC investment at the event: Amorphyx, [...]
If you’re raising money for your company and you want to pitch to angel investors or venture capitalists, then there are a few important things to know that savvy investors care about.
Sometimes you only get 10 minutes to pitch your business opportunity to investors—this is a format I’ve successfully used and seen work for many other first-time start-up CEOs.
Raising finance is a time consuming process and can also be quite stressful (particularly as time progresses). There may be some date in the future where your current trading position is no longer sustainable (which has brought you to the table in the first place). It is worth remembering that you need to recognise that [...]