The business plan is a key document for entrepreneurs and new companies looking for investors.
Before you seek investment, develop your financing roadmap and determine how much you need to reach your milestones.
How investors determine your valuation will affect your negotiation of a term sheet.
Before you approach an investor with your business idea, prepare yourself on your business to make the best first impression.
Investors in technology look for profitable market opportunities with a technology business that is based on a product or service that solves real customer problems.
“Bootstrapping” is stretching what little funding you have as far as possible to help your business reach the next milestone.
As an entrepreneur, you’ll need to examine many factors when establishing the amount of funding required for your business.
Follow-on financing involves looking for additional funding after the initial stages of financing.
Brainstorming provides an effective way to gather team ideas as you develop your business plan or investor presentation.
Non-valued investments (convertible debentures) are most often used in early rounds of investing.
Once you’ve got a great technology idea, to take it to the next level, you’ll need money to develop it. Here is an overview of how you can finance your idea.
Targeting the right investor for your business is key to improving your chances of getting investment to help you to the next level.
After identifying the right investor for your business, develop a strategy for meeting and engaging that investor.
During the process of engaging an investor, be prepared to answer any number of questions about your venture.
Once you’ve got a great technology idea, to take it to the next level, you’ll need money to develop it. Here is an overview of financing your idea through equity or finding investors.
The valuation of your opportunity is an integral part of securing investment for your business opportunity.
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