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Bootstrapping allows entrepreneurs to operate their startups with minimal investments from others, according to equity capital expert, Bill Payne. This allows entrepreneurs to postpone raising capital while their firms mature and retain ownership of their companies during that time.
Numerous factors affect how angels value a company. Primary are the strength of the management team and the size of the opportunity, or a company's potential to scale. Accompanying this article is a valuation worksheet that entrepreneurs can use to better understand what investors look for and to identify factors that can justify higher pre-money valuations. Investors will find it useful to compare companies and determine whether valuation should be higher or lower.
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.
Medical device startups and other life science companies are receiving funding from the GE Healthymagination Fund. Read more about how the fund works.
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.
The most promising incubators for young healthcare entrepreneurs are U.S. colleges and universities. Case in point? Wake Forest and its “Business Elevator” competition.
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.
When it comes to angel investors, who’s wearing the wings isn’t as important as what’s under the halo.
There’s no time like the present when it comes to small business loans. Thanks to more financially stable small businesses, healthcare entrepreneurs may have a clearer path to capital.
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