Startups looking for angel investors or venture capital (VC) absolutely need an exit strategy because investors require it. The exit is what gives them a return. Exit strategies related to startup funding are quite often misunderstood: The “exit” in exit strategy is for the money, not the startup founders or small business owners. The...
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...
The competition itself forced us to move from the business planning stage to the real world, and in the process we learned what makes for a compelling pitch.
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.
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! Did you know this article is part of our Bplans Pitch Guide? Everything you need to know about creating your pitch, all in one place.
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.
The best thing you can do to nail an investor pitch is to learn how the process works and be prepared. Since you don't know what to expect until you've tried it a few times, you can minimize missteps by learning from the advice (and mistakes) of others. Here are some frequently-asked questions on pitching an idea to investors.
These are my recommendations for how to help your company profile stand out on Gust, so you can successfully grab attention and raise capital.