Angel & Venture Funding

12 Key Issues for SaaS Startups Seeking Financing

By Mitch Zuklie and Richard D. Harroch SaaS (Software as a Service) companies, are attracting some of the top talent and funding in technology today. The most notable SaaS companies occupied seven of the top 10 verticals by venture capital deal activity recently, and three of the top 10 by investments. Venture investment is running …

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15 Key Questions Venture Capitalists Will Ask Before Investing in Your Startup

By Richard D. Harroch and Larry Kane Venture capitalists make decisions constantly about whether or not to invest in various startups. The majority of the time, the answer is no. There can be many reasons for this decision, including that the startup is not within the firm’s focus or stage of desired investment. But assuming the company is …

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15 Expert Tips for Startups Seeking Angel or Seed Financing

Very early stage startups often seek angel or seed financing in order to gain initial traction on developing their product or technology, land initial customers, and make other progress. Angel or seed rounds typically range from $100,000 to $500,000 or more. I have been an angel, seed, and venture capital investor in a number of …

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17 Key Issues for Clean Tech Startups

By Daniel K. Yost and Richard D. Harroch Clean tech companies seek to leverage the power of technology in order to profitably solve the world’s energy problems. These companies can span a variety of sectors: solar, wind, ethanol, biomass, geothermal, water purification, electric vehicles, energy storage, software, materials, data, and more. Clean tech companies should …

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Looking for Venture Capital? Avoid the 3 Biggest Pitch Deck Mistakes

By Katie Bronnenkant Most entrepreneurs know they should avoid the obvious mistakes when creating their pitch deck: pitch is too long or not clear, it says there are no competitors, etc. But what a lot of first-time entrepreneurs do not know is what venture capitalists are actually looking for. In a way, VCs are like clients. …

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10 Ways to Practice Your Pitch Presentation When Seeking Investors

Practice makes perfect before pitching your idea to investors. It’s important that you display the right amount of confidence so that investors will believe in you and your business idea. That’s why we asked 10 successful entrepreneurs from Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) the following question: Q. Getting your pitch right for investors is vital—after all, …

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