Posts Tagged with: Venture Capital

How To Secure Business Financing From Venture Capital Firms

Most new business owners face the challenge of raising the needed startup capital. Even some entrepreneurs with already existing businesses have a need to raise cash for business expansion. Getting the cash you need for starting or operating your business can be a difficult task if you don’t know where to look. There are several resources that can help you obtain funding for your business. Some methods may be more difficult than others when it comes to obtaining the funds, …

Six Things Venture Capitalists are Looking For

You may have woken up this morning with a brilliant idea or at least you think it’s brilliant. Maybe it’ll be the next Facebook, Paypal, or Instagram! Or maybe not.

Before you start trying to raise capital for your new venture, take a minute to think it over. Venture capitalists are looking for investment opportunities that fit into certain parameters , parameters that are likely to bring a good return on their investments. Unfortunately, very few pitches that a VC …

Creating an Appealing Elevator Pitch

Who hasn’t heard about a legendary “elevator pitch?” A smart up-and-comer catches a successful investor in an elevator and in about one minute describes their start-up idea wowing the investor and securing needed funding.

The odds of you needing to pitch your business idea to an investor in an elevator are, admittedly, slim, but the idea is an important one. You should be able to describe your business in 60 to 120 seconds. You never know when you’re going to …

Equity Capital Pros And Cons

When you’re about to begin the process of raising capital for a new business, there is one very important decision which you’ll have to make: whether debt financing or equity financing is a better fit for your business. Equity financing includes venture capital, as opposed to loans from banks and other traditional financial institutions, which fall into the category of debt capital.

The biggest downside involved in raising capital, whether debt or equity capital, is that it is necessary to …

Raising Venture Capital Has Advantages and Disadvantages

When you’re raising funding for your company, your biggest decision involves whether to seek equity or debt financing. Venture capital is a type of equity financing. It is significantly different from traditional debt financing, which usually takes the form of borrowing funds from a bank or other lending institution.

The need to qualify for equity financing is a significant disadvantage to seeking funding from a VC firm. These firms look for investment opportunities in companies that are growing rapidly and …

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