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What Do Angel Investors Want? A Protégé

Footnote | Posted 12.12.2016 | Business
Footnote

By Debi Kleiman, Babson College This article was produced in partnership with Babson College and was originally published on Footnote, a website that...

Women Leaders Are Redefining Business - On HER Terms

Jennifer Love | Posted 11.15.2016 | Business
Jennifer Love

To ensure the success of women and girls is to ensure that they attain literacy and self-confidence in financial matters big and small. And it's happe...

Gender Equality: Where do Female Entrepreneurs Stand Today?

Allison O'Kelly | Posted 10.12.2016 | Business
Allison O'Kelly

Despite the fact that the number of women-owned businesses is on the rise, we still face an uphill battle. In the U.S., gender-based challenges - including stereotypes and access to finance - present significant obstacles to women who want to launch and run businesses.

Top 600 People Who Want To Help Fund Your Business

Jennifer Love | Posted 11.14.2016 | Business
Jennifer Love

Today more than ever, your own network is the key to successfully funding your business. You may be reading that statement and think, "Well, what do...

I Was Twitter's First Investor, and This Is When I Knew It Would Be Huge

Quora | Posted 08.19.2016 | Technology
Quora

What was it like to make an early investment in Twitter? What was the dynamic like? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where...

How Raising Money From 'Friends and Family' Can Seriously Damage Your Health

Susan OBrien | Posted 07.25.2016 | Business
Susan OBrien

Building a company from scratch is hard. It's even harder when you opt to do so organically, steering clear of the more traditional, well-trodden vent...

Women Entrepreneurs, Meet Women Investors

Daisy J Lin | Posted 06.06.2016 | Women
Daisy J Lin

Women entrepreneurs don't have the same kind of networks as men. Enter women investors.

Angel Investing in Indonesia - A Growing Trend

Michael Goldberg | Posted 06.02.2016 | Business
Michael Goldberg

If you're an entrepreneur with a new business idea but no money, you might turn to your parents or friends and borrow cash to get your idea off the gr...

Doing Well by Doing Good: An Interview with Angel Investor and Philanthropist, Ron Conway

Alexandre Mars | Posted 05.26.2016 | Business
Alexandre Mars

An angel investor, Ron is often described as one of Silicon Valley's "super angels". His wealth and giving is a reminder that tech entrepreneurs aren't the only ones capable of large-scale philanthropy; the sector's investors are also involved.

Trailblazing Women: Nisa Amoils, Angel Investor & Member of New York Angels

Anne Ravanona | Posted 05.02.2016 | Business
Anne Ravanona

This interview is part of a series on Trailblazing Women role models (Entrepreneurs and Leaders) from around the world and first appeared on Global In...

Why I Stopped Angel Investing (and You Should Never Start)

Tucker Max | Posted 03.23.2016 | Business
Tucker Max

I did win at angel investing. Barely, and I did it with a ton of advantages you probably don't have. And even I'm getting out, because I know so much of my success was luck.

You Want to Invest, Now What? 5 Things Millennials and GenX Need to Know Before Making their First Technology Investment

Josh Cline | Posted 03.15.2016 | Technology
Josh Cline

With the rise of equity crowdfunding and the new opportunity in favor of smaller investments, 30-50 year old Americans have more options to consider w...

10 Reasons Women-led Startups Are Critical to the Survival of the Startup World

Craig Newmark | Posted 03.07.2016 | Technology
Craig Newmark

Investing in women-led startups is a long overdue phenomenon in this country. Only 7 percent of all investor money goes to startups led by women.

Lessons From a Serial Entrepreneur

Sherry Gray | Posted 02.15.2017 | Business
Sherry Gray

If our future is in the hands of young businessmen like Robbie Dickson, I think we're in good shape. His personal vision was shaped by his tenure at Rolls-Royce: Quality, Integrity and Innovation. Words to live by.

7 Unconventional Ways to Get Funds for Your New Business

Toby Nwazor | Posted 01.06.2017 | Business
Toby Nwazor

Favour was desperate when she met me a few weeks ago. She was about to take a major career decision, and she needed advice. She was passionate about starting an Agric based business.

Trailblazing Women: Kelly Hoey, LP at Laconia Capital Group & Angel Investor

Anne Ravanona | Posted 12.05.2016 | Business
Anne Ravanona

With a reputation for providing practical and actionable networking guidance, Kelly empowers with frameworks to take opportunities to the next level of growth. "Stop committing random acts of networking" is her frequent (and favorite) advice.

What Harvard Business School Doesn't Teach You About Fundraising

Abhi Shah | Posted 11.12.2016 | Business
Abhi Shah

My experience demonstrates that funding is about the people who invest in your business. If they've had successful careers, their achievement can fuel yours. At Clutch, I went after names that some people wouldn't even dream of chasing.

Why I Mentor

Jeff Wald | Posted 11.05.2016 | Business
Jeff Wald

A startup founder recently asked me a simple, yet startling, question during our monthly meetings. We have been working together for nearly two years,...

The Cupcake Stigma and Respect for Women Entrepreneurs

Joanna L. Krotz | Posted 11.02.2016 | Business
Joanna L. Krotz

Cultural biases and conventions simply don't put "woman" and "entrepreneur" in the same space. The archetype remains tethered to the hunter male, a relentless warrior who vanquishes any and all unbelievers. Women continue to be seen by funders, and really the public at large, as newbies or juniors-in-training.

The Top 10 People to Know in Silicon Valley

Richard Lorenzen | Posted 10.30.2016 | Business
Richard Lorenzen

When it comes to navigating the difficult waters of Silicon Valley, it is important to know who the big movers and shakers in the industry are. These are some of the top people that have shaped the Silicon Valley that the world knows today.

10 Tips for Raising Your First Million

Shane Paul Neil | Posted 10.06.2016 | Business
Shane Paul Neil

So you have a great idea, some early customers on your new app, and what you think is "product-market fit." Good for you! Now, your goal should be scale your company as fast as possible, acquire as many customers, own your category, exit, and buy a beach home.

When Is the Best time to seek Startup Funding?

Dr. Sean Wise | Posted 09.24.2016 | Business
Dr. Sean Wise

When it is time to seek out investors, do your research first. Each investor will focus on different opportunities that suit their interests.

Going Up? -- The 'Elevator Pitch' -- Be Ready to Tell Your Story on the Go

Donna Griffit | Posted 09.01.2016 | Business
Donna Griffit

I truly believe that we can help luck along by being prepared for opportunity when it knocks. And one of the must-have tools in our storytelling arsenal is the infamous Elevator Pitch - or the "quickpitch" as I have often dubbed it.

8 Ways to Find Startup Investors

Dr. Sean Wise | Posted 09.01.2016 | Business
Dr. Sean Wise

Most seed-stage investment deals happen within these realms, so get involved in one, pitch your idea and if you nail it the investors will come to you.

Is Angel Investing Poised to Be Disrupted?

Ellevate | Posted 08.12.2016 | Women
Ellevate

Natalia Oberti Noguera, founder and CEO of Pipeline Fellowship, an angel investing bootcamp for women, often gets asked why she started her company. She had grown a network of women social entrepreneurs in New York City in 2008 from a six-woman network to 1,200 within two years. And throughout, she kept hearing from them how hard it was to secure funding for their ventures.