Nothing will help or hurt your company as how well or poorly capitalized you are. Money will let you invest in those areas that require attention, it will help you grow, and growth is what we’re all here for. But, if you’re a first time entrepreneur you may not know how to raise money. This is why we’re here, a glance at three proven strategies that startups use to raise seed, angel, or venture capital.(more…)
While attending a session at Lowenstein LLP for the inauguration of the 2013 First Growth Venture Network, I had the pleasure to speak with and listen to some of NY and the Valley’s top investors. Some of this advice on how to navigate the VC landscape comes from them.
You quit your job, labored months building a product, and found some traction. Then, you looked at your bank account and thought to yourself: “crap, I’ve got two months of runway left, three maybe if I stretch it. What do we do?”(more…)
You’ve got your business off the ground, you’ve secured some financing, you’re cash flow positive, and business is good. Great! But you need to expand into a new market and to do that you need cash, it’s time to start researching European venture capital.
Your 3f’s (friends family and fools) are all pretty much exhausted, and Angel Capital’s already been spent in your national expansion efforts. So now it’s either debt or venture capital…
And while we won’t go into the semantics of why we’re recommending a VC injection rather than debt acquisition (just yet), we’ll just say that this option is the better one for your business at its present juncture.(more…)