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You’ve researched different regulation crowdfunding platforms, compiled the necessary financials, crafted your pitch, and determined your funding goal. Why then do you also need a campaign video? While it may seem like extra work, requiring extra time and money to … Continue reading

What Makes a VC a “Good” Partner

What Makes a VC a “Good” Partner

When you’re trying to raise money for your startup, it can seem like any funding offer is a good offer. Typically, however, venture capitalists (VCs) and angel investors don’t just hand startups money. More often than not, they will also … Continue reading

Scoring Intros in Silicon Valley

Scoring Intros in Silicon Valley

For startups in need of financing, there is nothing more sought after than access to angel investors or venture capital firms. While venture capitalists (VCs) are willing to invest due to the potential of high returns, they also experience major … Continue reading

What to Do When Meeting With a VC

What to Do When Meeting With a VC

We recently discussed what not to do when meeting with a VC for the first time. Ranging from over-ambitious financial projections to missing the “no,” there are any number of ways to make a bad impression. But what should you … Continue reading

What Not to Do When Meeting with a VC

What Not to Do When Meeting with a VC

So you, budding entrepreneur, have just been invited to meet with a VC. You’ve developed an attention-grabbing idea, you may have an early product model, and – perhaps – you may even have some early traction. But now…you may have … Continue reading

Today is the final part of our series on what VCs and other investors look for in startups beyond financials. We’ve already mentioned the importance of having an experienced management team, up-to-date social media profiles, and strong information security. Now, … Continue reading

There’s been much news recently about Bitcoin and blockchain – from Bitcoin pricing at over $3,200 to blockchain being considered or implemented by 57 percent of large corporations. However, since the technology has only been around since 2008, many people … Continue reading

Investing in startups is inherently risky. In fact, a quick search online will show the often-quoted statistic: eight (or even nine) out of 10 startups will fail. Today, we’re diving into that statistic in depth to see how risky startups … Continue reading

Investors have many things to consider when evaluating startups, but one that may not be top of mind is how the investment itself is structured. For venture capital and equity crowdfunding, a common structure is to invest via a special … Continue reading

In the past 10 years, there has been a sharp rise in the number of startup accelerators, incubators, and coworking spaces in the U.S. and around the globe. In fact, the number of accelerators in the U.S. jumped by an … Continue reading