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Venture funding is up, albeit slightly. To grab your slice of the capital pie, start thinking differently.
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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.
Use this tool to identify your business's potential funding sources and develop a plan to request funding.
Mohanjit Jolly, Managing Director of Garage Technology Ventures, moderates a discussion between five VCs and Angel investors. The panel addresses key issues related to the funding process, including valuation, business plans, funder presentations, and strategies for accessing VCs.
When seeking venture capital, entrepreneurs may be asked to sign a term sheet with a no-shop clause. That means the entrepreneur agrees not to seek other investors during the final negotiations. This blog entry contains some good advice that isn't necessarily obvious to the uninitiated.
In this four-minute video clip, a leading expert on finance and an experienced entrepreneur discusses practical strategies on securing cash sooner from accounts receivable. Requires RealPlayer available for free at http://www.real.com.
Inc.com provides an excellent collection of 21 links to resources that can guide your management and collection of receivables.
The legal documents included in a Private Placement Memorandum give potential investors necessary information about your company, the terms of the securities being offered and the risks of buying and holding them. Here's how to put it together.
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