Experienced entrepreneurs know that they are preparing for the investors due diligence from the very beginning. They establish a process that supports the development and growth of their investable company. In order to begin that process, you must know what the investors will request and why they are requesting it.
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The Holy Grail of Entrepreneurship: The Term Sheet, Pt. 2 – offering terms
Any entrepreneur who is serious about his trade will need to know about the term sheet.
8 Types of Insurance to Mitigate Startup Risks
All companies face risks, and startups are no exception. As you seek financing from third parties, remember that once financing is obtained, the resources of those outside investors now face the same risks as your personal resources.
Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Spotlight: Asheville, NC
Asheville is a dynamic artistic, historic, and scenic hub nestled in the blue ridge mountains of North Carolina. Entrepreneurs across the east coast flock to this area as it’s consistently ranked as one of the best cities to start a business.
Due Diligence Showstoppers: Do Any Apply to Your Startup?
There are a number of reasons startups ultimately fail to obtain funding. The following due diligence showstoppers are often overlooked by the entrepreneur.
Due Diligence Demands on the Rise for Entrepreneurs
As Angels and VCs are tightening their fists, entrepreneurs are less likely to get next stage funding. Having a great team, pitch and front man are simply not enough.
You Can’t Think Like an Investor Until You Become One
I can confirm that not only will you increase your network with more successful individuals, you’ll form great relationships, learn from others about what it takes to become a great investor, and (maybe) get an early entry into the exciting and inspiring world of venture investing. You’ll also get a better sense of the big picture of the whole investment cycle.
What is Corporate Venture Capital?
The entrepreneur seeking investment should recognize the advantages of obtaining such an investment. However, the endeavor needs entrepreneurs to have a strong understanding of their objectives, opportunities, strategy, and fit with potential corporate partners.
What’s a Unicorn?
The Billion Dollar Startup Club has 101 companies as of July 2015, with the number one private company valued at $46 billion. It’s no secret, technology has revolutionized entrepreneurship. The explosive growth of tech-based companies is at its highest since 1995, surpassing the dot-com boom of year 2000.
Why Startup Investors Hate Debt
Avoid the purgatory of being non-fundable. Find out the investor’s view and structure of their balance sheet in an “investor friendly” manner before submitting an executive summary to startup investors.