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Posts Tagged ‘start-up funding’

Point Number 8 on How To Pursue Venture Capital

Know your financial structure. In our last post, we covered a number of factors that affect the founder’s ultimate ownership percentage. In this section, we have a bit more detail. What you need to know up front that the venture capital investment process has become highly standardized. In many ways this is a good thing. It helps [...]

 

Point Number 7 on How To Pursue Venture Capital

“The time has come,” the VC said, “to talk of many things – Of Points and Pies and Preferences and Option Grants with Strings” (With apologies to Lewis Carroll)

 

Point Number 6 on How To Pursue Venture Capital

Watch what you say. Last time, we focused on having a plan. As a corollary to presenting that plan in your conversations while seeking venture capital, here are some things you should never ever say (or at least do your best to avoid saying) to a venture capitalist: This is really several tips in one post. [...]

 

Point Number 5 on How To Pursue Venture Capital

Have a plan. Last time, we talked about being prepared. An extension of that attitude and orientation is our next tip. To raise venture capital, you must have a business plan. In that plan, you must address certain key issues, directly and without fudging or fooling yourself. Your plan need not be long and detailed. [...]

 

Point 4 on How To Pursue Venture Capital

Be prepared. Last time, we talked about the importance of communication. Tip number four means, as every Boy Scout knows, successful effort is all about preparation. If you are pitching venture capitalists, you need to bring your “A Game” based on thorough preparation. Here are tips that may sound rudimentary and obvious, but if ignored [...]