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4 Things That Will Scare Investors Away

Looking for Money? These 4 Things Will Scare Investors Away

by Lisa Furgison

Whether you’re trying to borrow money from a colleague or land the financial backing of a venture capitalist, there are certain traits that can scare even the hardiest of investors away. Finding startup funds may be one of the toughest things you’ll do as an entrepreneur, so if you have an interested investor you should... Read more »

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What My Startup Accelerator Taught Me About Pitching

by Ely Greenberg

The culmination of an entrepreneurship accelerator is the opportunity to pitch investors on your business. After my business partners and I spent eight weeks in a startup accelerator at the JFE Network, we got the chance to show off Credential Cabinet to a room full of attentive investors. Pitching was a great experience. We told... Read more »

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My 13 Favorite Alternative Funding Options of 2013

by Caroline Cummings

Whether you’re a nonprofit, a new small business, a high-tech startup, or an up-and-running company, and whether you’re looking for a loan or a grant or an equity-sharing arrangement, there is an option for you. Read more »

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5 Lessons “Shark Tank” Can Teach You About Pitching to Angel Investors

by Tim Berry

The TV show "Shark Tank" has a lot in common with the normal flow of angel investment. These are the five key lessons to take away from it. Read more »

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How to Pitch Your Business to Investors [VIDEO]

by Bailey Koharchick

Thanks to everyone who registered for our webinar! Caroline and David were thrilled. For those of you who didn’t get the chance to ask questions, feel free to post them below!   Read more »

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How to Pitch Your Business to Angel Investors [FREE WEBINAR]

by Andrea Vedder

Join Caroline Cummings and David Rose on Wednesday, November 20, at 10 am PST, for a free webinar on how to pitch your business to investors. Read more »

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What Are Investors Looking For?

by Arlene Soto

If you're hoping to secure a financial partner to help you grow your business, you'd better know what potential investors are looking for your presentation (and your business). Read more »

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Willamette Angel Conference

Willamette Angel Conference Invests More than $450K

by Tim Berry

Yesterday’s Willamette Angel Conference (WAC) 2013 event invested more than $465,000 in four Oregon startups, highlighted by more than $250,000 in Portland-based Sonivate, which has developed a fingertip-mounted ultrasound probe that enables imaging while leaving both hands free to do work with simultaneous tactile feedback. Three other startups got WAC investment at the event: Amorphyx,... Read more »

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The 10 Questions I Didn’t Expect to Be Asked by Investors

by Caroline Cummings

If you're raising money for your company and you want to pitch to angel investors or venture capitalists, then there are a few important things to know that savvy investors care about. Read more »

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How to Pitch to Investors in 10 Minutes and Get Funded

by Caroline Cummings

Sometimes you only get 10 minutes to pitch your business opportunity to investors—this is a format I've successfully used and seen work for many other first-time start-up CEOs. Read more »