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9 Tips for Creating a Pitch Deck that Blows Investors Away

Trudging from one investor to the next to convince them to invest in your business seems like a hopelessly inefficient process. But, good news:...

When Pitching Investors, Your Product Doesn’t Matter (as Much as You...

Ever considered upping your storytelling game? That's actually something as important to investors as your product.Image credit: Thomas Barwick | Getty Images   It was a...

Things To Keep In Mind When You Meet Investors

  Finance is the lifeblood of industry. Every business, no matter its scale, needs money to run and expand its operations. Finding funding is a...

Key Red Flags for Startup Investors

  In Red Rocket’s Definitive Checklist for Startup Success, we detailed the many things that startup investors are looking for before making an investment.  But,...

How Do VCs Choose Their Investors (and should entrepreneurs care?)

  I recently read a blog post by Beezer Clarkson, Managing Director of Sapphire Ventures about why entrepreneurs should care about from whom their VC...

Investors Really Care About 3 Things, And They Aren't What You...

In my latest book, I devote an entire section to what entrepreneurs should look for in potential investors. However, I’ve never explored a more...

Casper Co-Founder: 2 Early Obstacles That Made It Hard for Us...

  Luke Sherwin, co-founder of the mattress startup Casper, explains why venture-capital investors didn't like the idea of supporting a startup with five co-founders.

5 Traits Every Investor Looks for in an Entrepreneur

CREDIT: Getty Images While looking for venture capital or other investment is more of an art than a science, these are five things you can...

Traction Is What Investors Are Looking for When You Present Your...

Image credit: Shutterstock   The first mistake we make when we pitch our "great idea" to stakeholders is that we lead with our solution. We spend...

Follow These Tips To Get The Best Acquisition Price For Your...

As angel investors we always seek ways to improve our investment odds. Through the years I’ve uncovered one sure bet: Invest in companies that...



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