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How Venture Capitalist Diane Yoo Chooses Her Startup Investments

With so many entrepreneurs and startup ventures seeking investment opportunities, it’s crucial that venture capitalists (VCs) create a list of criteria they want their potential investments to meet. Of course, every VC dreams of investing in a business that can grow into a billion-dollar unicorn company, but these instances are few and far between. As...
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WJR Business Beat with Jeff Sloan: IPO Marketing Slowing (Episode 53)

We've highlighted on previous Business Beat segments how early stage funding from angels and venture capitalists, for example, is slowing amid the COVID-19 crisis. But now we've got news that the Initial Public Offering marketplace is beginning to show signs of slowing, as well. On this morning's WJR Business Beat, Jeff breaks down some recent statistics...
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How to Find and Secure an Angel Investor

Lately, I’ve seen many conversations on how to raise early funds for your startup. If you have at the very least a working prototype, and have exhausted your friends and family network, you might consider moving on to the possibility of an angel investor. What is an angel investor? Angel investors are focused on helping...
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3 Things Entrepreneurs Must Do to Increase Their Startup’s Chance of Survival

Entrepreneurship is often idealized — you can “be your own boss,” attain “financial freedom” and work a “four hour workweek” — right? Well, yes, those things are possible, especially in the long run. At least in the beginning, startup founders often enjoy an incredible amount of control over their day-to-day. And yes, entrepreneurship can lead...
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Why Venture Capitalists and Angel Investors Look at Teams, Not Ideas

Many would-be entrepreneurs spend hours, weeks and maybe even years working on the “perfect” idea to attract venture capital funding. They travel from coast to coast, setting up meetings and refining their idea. However, the reality, according to the Harvard Business Review, is that historically, less than 1 percent of U.S. companies have raised capital...
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Through Mentoring, Angel Investors Offer More Than Just Money

Captaining a new enterprise is like constructing a parachute after you’ve been thrown out of a plane: It’s difficult, it’s dangerous, you’re pressed for time and a wrong decision can be fatal. When faced with the pressures of starting a new company, your ability to act quickly, decisively and correctly will depend on experience, skill...
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8 Funding Alternatives to Consider for Your Startup

When it comes to funding your startup, you may not know exactly where to start. While you could certainly seek out a small business loan, microloan or other program designed to get you the capital you need, there are other viable funding alternatives to get your business up and running. Should you be looking for funding,...