Raising Capital

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Are You Selling Product or Are You Selling Stock?
As an entrepreneur, your most precious resource is your time and how you invest it. You can invest your time trying to get customers (by solving their problems) and/or you can invest your time trying to get investors. The more time you spend getting customers (selling your product), the less time...
 
 

Q&A

How to Raise Early-Stage Capital While Minimizing Dilution
I need to raise capital for my software startup and I have investors ready, willing and able to invest in the range of $1m - $2m, but my dilemma is that I have a couple of significant events that are likely to happen in the next several months (major initial customer commitment and a major channel...
 
 
Raising Money for a Services Business
I am planning on launching a home services business and need to raise $50,000 to fund the business.  The uses for the money include a professionally-designed logo, marketing materials, a killer website and a new truck with the company's name and logo painted on it to present an overall...
 
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Raising $5 Million for Online Community
One of my Board members referred me to your site because we are currently raising funds.  We are a little out of the direct investment league for NVL as far as I can tell.  To date, we have raised almost $3MM of friends and family and we are seeking $5MM more to monetize the community we...
 
 
Raising Venture Capital for An Internet Company
I am the CEO of a successful and profitable content-based Internet company that leverages licensed content over a proprietary technology infrastructure developed over the course of the past several years that I believe to be best-in-class.  I am considering leveraging my extensive technology...
 
 
Investing Your 401(k) in a New Business Venture
The presentation Creative Models for Raising Capital mentioned using a 401(k) to fund a start-up.  Could you point me in the direction of more in-depth resources for researching this issue? ...
 
 
Presentation Outline
Can you recommend an outline for me to develop a capital raising presentation? ...
 
 
Investor Elevator Pitch
What is an "elevator pitch" and what do I need one for?...
 
 
Capital for a New Aircraft Design Business Plan
A friend of mine has a wonderful business plan for a new break-through design for aircraft.  According to his plan he needs to raise $18 million.  What recommendations do you have for him? ...
 
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Checklist for a Venture Capital Investment
Do you have a checklist of all the items or negotiated terms that I need to think about in terms of a venture capital investment? ...
 
 

Links

National Venture Capital Association
 

Quotes

Reliance on External Financing
Entrepreneurs rarely have the capital to see their ideas to fruition and must rely on outside financiers. - Josh Lerner, professor of Finance and Entrepreneurial Management, Harvard Business School ...
 
 
The Positive Impact of Angel Investors
They are not called "angel" financiers for nothing. In a new study, scholars William Kerr, Josh Lerner, and Antoinette Schoar find that angel funding is positively correlated with "higher survival, additional fundraising outside the angel group, and faster growth measured through growth in Web site...
 
 
Bhaskar Chakravorti on the State of Venture Capital
Investment in start-ups fell 33 percent in the fourth quarter of last year [2008]compared with that of the previous year. Only six venture-backed companies were able to go public last year in the United States. - Bhaskar Chakravorti, senior lecturer at Harvard Business School and partner at...
 
 
Proverbs 22:7
The rich ruleth over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender. (KJV)...
 
 


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The Startup Financial Model a detailed, multi-sheet, completely integrated, easy-to-configure Excel-based business plan model for those who are planning or running a startup or small business and want an excellent financial model to enhance their business plan and capital-raising efforts. This companion site of ours includes step-by-step video instructions and customers choose what price they pay.