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Risks Every Entrepreneur Faces When Starting a New Business

[fa icon="calendar'] 18/10/2017 10:00:00 AM / by Guest Blog Submission posted in Startup, Fundraising, Equity, Entrepreneur, Finance

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By Matthew Kingsford 

In an increasingly populated ecosystem, entrepreneurs still face many challenges when starting a new business, some of which can cause loss of profit, and even bankruptcy. With any new business venture, there is an element of risk involved and a lot of thought needs to be given to the type of business you plan to start. Why will people part with their money for the service you prodive? What's your target demographic, and do you have a unique sellig point (USP)? This will put you ahead of the competition. 

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Understanding Term Sheets

[fa icon="calendar'] 19/04/2017 10:34:00 AM / by Jeremy Liddle posted in Finance, Investment, Valuation, Legals

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Every month we see hundreds of startups here at CapitalPitch, and I can’t help but notice how few founders truly understand the importance of Term sheets to their business. In response to this, we felt it was necessary to simplify and explain the intricacies of a typical term sheet from an early stage venture capitalist.

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6 Angel Investor Blogs You Should Be Reading

[fa icon="calendar'] 02/11/2016 10:45:00 AM / by Jeremy Liddle posted in Investor, Podcast, Angel Investors, Venture Capital, Investment, Finance, Fundraising, Raise Capital, Equity

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As an entrepreneur looking for startup capital and advice, it's a good idea to stay connected to as many experts as possible. One way to ensure you have a good handle on all of the venture capital opportunities available to you is to keep up-to-date with angel investor culture. Reading angel investor blogs is a great way to do this, while also gaining valuable new business insights that can help your startup succeed.

These six savvy angel investors have their finger on the pulse of venture capital, and the engaging blogs to prove it:

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How to value a Startup in under 10 seconds

[fa icon="calendar'] 13/07/2016 4:03:41 PM / by Emlyn Scott posted in Investor, Startup, Equity, Fundraising, Valuation, Finance

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Let’s start with a caveat that I’m not advocating anyone make a startup investment based on a valuation you’d do in only 10 seconds. Not for one second! But you might be able ascertain whether the valuation a startup is pitching you is in the right ballpark that fast.

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