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Valuation negotiations between entrepreneurs and investors are often contentious. Such valuations rarely stray from the $1 million to $3 million range for seed/startup companies that angels expect to grow to $50 million to $100 million over five to eight years. Angels are most concerned about the management team's ability to rapidly grow the company and about helping the entrepreneur achieve these growth objectives.
Entrepreneurs seeking venture capital - a major source of funding for growth - need to approach these investors as both sellers of their company's future and buyers of financing services, writes a venture capitalist and former entrepreneur, who provides a targeted plan for addressing each.
Attracting life science investors and keeping their interest requires being able to show them what it costs to run your business. Read more for tips on what should be in your financial model.
Should you use a business incubator to launch your startup? Read more about the benefits and drawbacks of using a startup incubator and decide if it's right for you.
Securing venture capital can be a guessing game of trying to decide whether an investment will come through or not. Read about how you can work to get a positive answer and how you can tell if the answer may be a negative one.
Finding venture capital is a matter of securing the right fit between founder and funder, writes the author. Affinity with a investor helps, such as pursuing groups that finance the type of company that yours is, such as a minority- or female-led firm; also necessary is a plan outlining your company's financial prospects and a pitch for convincing investors that you can execute, the author notes.
Venture capitalists aren't the vultures they're said to be. They're just investors, and the key to dealing with investors is having a relationship, according to this witty exchange between the author and her construct, the Everyman-entrepreneur, who discuss financing at a typical gathering for entrepreneurs.
Medical foundations play a role in helping medicine advance through their philanthropy, but sometimes even the most well-intentioned of them can lose their way. Read more about how these foundations can stay focused on their goals.
When he moved his business online, Jerry Kenefake needed a new way to market his promotions products. Pay-per-click advertising turned out to be that new way. Its power to measure results, track buying habits, and, oh yes, sell his products propelled his company forward, and he never looked back.
Finding funding for a life science startup will be one of the featured topics at the Kauffman Life Science Ventures Summit in June. Read more about this upcoming event for entrepreneurs.
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