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Building a Successful Funding Team

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 24, 2017 10:30:00 AM / by Constantine Georgiou posted in CapitalPitch Channel

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The Funding Team

Within the context of capital raising, from a founding team perspective, it's really important to have a team that is either:

  • Experienced at capital raising
  • Have done an exits,
  • Have been founders before
  • Or actually know that they don't know and therfore seek advice

And the reason for that is investors like investing in people who've done a startup or have done a successful exit. Only 1% of companies in the world actually do successful exits, so if you've done one definitely put that in front of an investor when pitching.

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4 Key Traits Angel Investors Look For In Founders

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 22, 2017 11:00:00 AM / by Emlyn Scott posted in Startup, Angel Investor, Angel Investors

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6 Things that Angel Investors Look for in Startups

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 15, 2017 11:00:00 AM / by Emlyn Scott posted in Angel Investor

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You have secured a meeting to pitch your business to an angel investor, now it's time to make sure you have prepared for the meeting. Be sure that the meeting will be an inclusive and exhausting look at you and your business. No one, no matter how much money they have, will part with it without being very sure that it is used smartly by good people.

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How to Engage and Nurture Investors

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 13, 2017 11:00:00 AM / by Jeremy Liddle posted in Investor

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Angel Investors - Not Just About the Capital

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 8, 2017 11:00:00 AM / by Emlyn Scott posted in Angel Investors

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You have a good business - it's new but it is up and running and doing well. You are at a point where you need to increase your production capabilities and your marketing budget to become a more profitable company and a force in your industry. The goal here is that you need to raise capital to accomplish both these goals. How do you find the needed capital?

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How To Use Shareholder Updates Effectively [Free Template]

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 1, 2017 11:00:00 AM / by James Sinclair posted in Shareholder Update

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What's the best way to keep your shareholders informed of your business activity? How often should you update them? How should you celebrate your good news? And what about delivering the bad news?

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7 Things that Angel Investors Look for in Startups

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 25, 2017 10:30:00 AM / by Emlyn Scott posted in Startup, Angel Investor, Angel Investors

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You have secured a meeting to pitch your business to an angel investor, now it's time to make sure you have prepared for the meeting.  No one, no matter how much money they have, will part with it without being very sure that it is used very intelligently by great, capable, trustworthy experts.

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How To Choose The Best Angel Investor For Your Startup

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 18, 2017 10:30:00 AM / by Emlyn Scott posted in Startup, Angel Investor, Angel Investors

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Your startup’s future hinges upon your ability to secure two key ingredients for success: money and great people. Angel investors are among the best resources for these, however, angel investors vary widely in their expertise and abilities. Below is a look at the top qualities to seek in an angel and some key traits to avoid as you meet potential investors.

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Assessing Your Startup Business Valuation Using Revenue

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 11, 2017 10:00:00 AM / by Jeremy Liddle posted in Startup, valuation, revenue, Business Valuation

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As an entrepreneur, you've turned your trailblazing idea into a company with a couple of years of operations and a growing number of customers under its belt. Now you are ready to attach a business valuation to your startup.

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4 Tips for Pitching to Investors During the Fundraising Stage

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 14, 2016 2:30:00 PM / by Jeremy Liddle posted in Pitch Deck, Pitch to Investors, fundraising

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Pitching to investors during the fundraising stage can be exceptionally nerve-wracking. After all, the entire fate of your business idea or product is in the hands of investors whom you need to impress and build rapport with. Many first time entrepreneurs make amateurish mistakes when pitching to investors, and most of these mistakes are easily avoided with a little advance planning, research, and forethought. Here are four of our favorite tips for pitching to investors in a way that will bring the outside capital you need while helping you to avoid common pitfalls:

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