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Angel financing - or funding from individuals with the time and money to invest in early-stage companies - is more accessible thanks to the gathering of such investors into networks, writes an erstwhile entrepreneur turned angel investor. The process is still arduous, but the author offers tips for easing the way.
Convertible debt and a discreet amount of bank credit are available to entrepreneurs seeking substantial loan financing for early-stage ventures, says a company founder turned private investor.
This informative piece explains a well-known method that venture capitalists use to determine "post-money valuation," which is a company's valuation at the time of investment. Perhaps more important, it provides valuable insights into why the returns expected by investors are often perceived as "too high" by entrepreneurs.
Entrepreneurs could give their budding companies a powerful financial boost by using a source of funding usually considered off limits--the retirement kitty. The author, a certified financial planner, does, however, caution company builders to leave a portion of those funds intact, using more accessible sources first. Thereafter, he argues, tax-deferred assets in a 401(k), SEP, or IRA comprise a personal venture capital fund that can do as much for an individual's business as for his or her golden years.
Venture funding is up, albeit slightly. To grab your slice of the capital pie, start thinking differently.
Two leading academics are out with a book that says the key to making money for new business owners is this: your financial statements are your friends.
Entrepreneurs can’t take anything for granted – especially with the capital they need to keep their doors open and lights on. And that’s where a good angel investor can help.
Conditions are tough for new businesses, but slivers of sunlight are shooting through the clouds. Take advantage by setting the stage for a small business loan.
What would you do if you were promised $24 million in funding – but the venture firm changed its mind?
Entrepreneurs are the cream of the crop – the best innovators in the economy. So why are such smart people overpaying for health insurance?
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