The Valuation canvas is a nice easy way for investors and entrepreneurs to value a startup using four well known valuation tools. It empowers investors to check the valuation of a startup and avoid overpaying and hurting their possible investment returns. It also brings some simple rigor to the often dark arts of startup investing and valuations. You can find this resource HERE.
Guest submission by Charles Crawford
As an entrepreneur or co-founder, I'm sure many of us have questioned whether or not to use video in order to promote your business. Professional videos incur high costs and working with external partners, whereas home-made videos can feel amateur and cheap.
But you need to think of it this way: if pictures can help market your business, we should know that video can absolutely do the same thing and possibly more. Video marketing is making its way back into the world of digital marketing, and trust me, it’s a great handy tool to use, here’s why.
Investors are very time poor, and this means as a founder looking to raise capital or secure funding for your startup or small business, it’s imperative to grab their entire attention (and hold it!) while you tell your story. And what better way to do this, than with a video?
CapitalPitch recently sent a comprehensive survey to thousands of entrepreneurs around Australia to help us understand and identify common issues facing founders. It’s no secret that Australian startups are a pivotal element to our national economy, and vital for continued domestic investment and job growth.
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.
When scaling up a high growth business there are a series of potential funding rounds required.
These are rounds that a business may go through to raise capital (money) from investors, which will help them grow and expand.
There is a lot of confusion by both Startup founders and investors about the use of a Pitch Deck. As an entrepreneur seeking to raise capital from investors there is no shortage of conflicting advice you may receive as to the who, what, when, where, how.