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Dallas is one of the fastest-growing cities in the country and is recognized as a vibrant business ecosystem for female entrepreneurs and small businesses.
Columbus, Ohio has been ranked the 3rd best city to start a business in, 3rd in growth of entrepreneurship, and 40th in the “Access to Resources” category among large cities.
Washington D.C. is not only known as the nation’s capital, but as the world’s 7th best city for women entrepreneurs.
Charlotte, NC, nicknamed the Queen City, tops the charts as one of the best cities to start a business in with #3 rank on both Wallethub and CNBC in 2017.
Houston, TX, is the fourth-largest city in the nation and the best city for minority entrepreneurs.
Investors have a big picture view of the whole investment cycle. To think like an investor, you can’t follow the crowd. You’ll need expert guidance in order to frame your own investment portfolio.
Nexea Angels focus on value building through mentors who have contributed immense amounts of knowledge, experience and networking opportunities to Startups. We handpick our mentors/investors so only the proven business owners are allowed to guide our Startups.
Company founders are a startup’s initial investors. As the company requires capital for growth, the founders issue new equity in return for investment proceeds. Typically, investors will require specific rights as a part of the transaction. These rights are negotiated between the parties on an arms length basis. The initial step in the process is the development of a Term Sheet. The following blog on The Term Sheets will provide additional information:
It would be my opinion that it would less difficult to succeed as an investor. My conclusion is based on the ability for the investor to diversify, thereby reducing their risk.
However, the ultimate answer depends largely on what you start with and how you define success. For example, if you have funds which can be invested, becoming a successful investor is significantly easier then if you do not and must spend years developing an investment foundation. Under this scenario, it may be less difficult to succeed as an entrepreneur.
It should be noted that even with the appropriate knowledge base and experience, obtaining success at either is generally difficult.