Posts Tagged ‘entrepreneurs’
So, the early stage funding market has shown its third major shift.
Should we now think of these sourcers of funding as ‘banks for early stage companies’?
There is a new super-business angel on the block. He is is based in the UK and is looking to invest £100m into his business angel projects via his investment firm.
Find out who he is and what he is looking for…
Many good ideas don’t get funded. We all accept that.
And many bad ideas do get funded. That is harder to accept, but accept it we must.
So, what is it that determines whether an idea gets funded or not?
Crowdfunding has recently spawned something more interesting for startups, and that is, crowd investing.
So, how does a startup or growth business know if it is ready (or right) to seek equity crowdfunding?
To help, we have devised 21 tests for Crowd Investing, so that you can begin to assess the strength of your investment case and also identify ways to improve your chances.
To gain funding on equity crowdfunding platforms, businesses need to gain momentum quickly from the day the pitch is a launched.
However, the business is unwise to launch on the platform unless it already has some investors on board. Find out our other tips to ensure your equity funding pitch succeeds.
Indiegogo the crowdfunding platform are expanding their offering for Europeans by allowing funds to be collected in Pounds Sterling and Euros as well as allowing entrepreneurs to collect funds in Canadian Dollars – spreading the startup world a little more evenly.
Here on iBusinessAngel we are picking crowdfunding winners!
We will pick projects that we like and write up a review of them – before they raise their money so that business angels can choose to invest (or not).
Do too many startups are focussed on raising money as if money were the answer to all problems. Whilst a focus on giving business angels and VCs ‘what they want’ is admirable, it often comes at the cost of not focussing on the relationship.
What can you do about this?
Crowdfunding is rapidly increasing in popularity and garnering a lot of media attention as more and more experienced business angels are using it to connect with startups. We explore five reasons investors are adopting.
Got a brilliant idea but struggling to find the finance to get it going? In an age of overly cautious financial institutions and wary business investors, crowdfunding is emerging as a popular route to success. Here are five ways it can help your business.
The more money a start-up business asks for, the bigger the risk is to the investor – but if you can’t find the one business angel who’ll write that all-important cheque, why not go after several instead?
Many first-time entrepreneurs with great ideas jump straight to the phase where they’re looking for business angels and financial backers. Some expend great time and effort on their hunt.
Unfortunately this stage can’t come first, and here’s why.
English is a passport to the world.
However, do enough entrepreneurs and business angels recognise the demand for English teaching or learning?
Is this one major growth area that is ripe for digital development?
Whilst USA based startup accelerators are – beyond doubt – hugely successful, I believe that regional (and most European) startup accelerators need to change the way they do business.
Find out why and what it means for both business angels and entrepreneurs…
Sometimes a picture says it all.
All net new jobs in the US, since 2006, are the result of startup companies less than five years old.
Business angels and business angel networks are changing … and it is for the benefit of both the angel investors and the entrepreneurs!
A shocking result of the recent Startup Genome report was the finding that startup success is not all about the product!
Shock! Horror! Then why are the business angel and entrepreneur pitch events all about the product?
Due Diligence is often seen as not possible or relevant for an early-stage investment. Yet many business angels lose money on the majority of their investments
Can due diligence help?
The Startup Genome report has some surprising findings.
For instance, it all depends on the team and its ability to learn.
Also, the report states that customer acquisition is the priority at all stages (and never product).
Surprised? Then read on…