Experienced entrepreneurs know that they are preparing for the investors due diligence from the very beginning. They establish a process that supports the development and growth of their investable company. In order to begin that process, you must know what the investors will request and why they are requesting it.
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The curse of the entrepreneur: you have this great idea and it looks like it will do really well. The problem? You lack the capital and the skill to build it. What’s the solution? Giving Away Startup Ownership.
An entrepreneur without funding is a musician without an instrument.― Robert A. Rice Jr.
The purpose of discussions with these constituents begins with validation but ultimately includes the potential of funding your startup.
A principal goal in the life of a scalable startup company is getting external equity funding. The closing of a funding round is cause for celebration. However, founders are often left with a somewhat bitter-sweet taste when they realize what just happened.
The following is a list of six items you should consider addressing when launching and funding a startup:
Advisory board members can provide significant leverage to grow and scale, so it’s important to choose the right people. Here’s how to assess potential candidates for your startup venture.
Unfortunately, startup debt can arise from numerous sources, each potentially lethal. Many forms of debt are obvious, others are not, and it’s those that are not which place the entrepreneur in the most risk of impacting their funding potential.
Successful business owners understand the importance of cost-effectiveness. However, early stage companies shouldn’t cut corners on these three core elements.
Incubators & Accelerators vary widely making it difficult for the potential client to understand the differences between the two. Because of the applied variations related to the attributes within each, the differences are even somewhat difficult to explain.