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How to Attract Investors

How to Attract Investors with an Irresistible Story that Makes Your Company Shine

Your initial encounter with an investor or lender may come in many forms. Whatever the format, it is important to understand exactly how to attract investors and tell an irresistible story that makes your company shine.

6 Reasons VC Funding Isn’t Always the Best Goal

6 Reasons Venture Funding Isn’t Always the Best Goal

Many startup entrepreneurs see VC funding as a major goal. But should it be? Here are six reasons that getting VC funding isn’t always the most constructive goal for your business.

5 Reasons Why SaaS Entrepreneurs Should Think Twice about VC

5 Reasons Why SaaS Entrepreneurs Should Think Twice About VC

Before you barrel ahead with crafting your pitch deck, stop and think twice about whether venture capital (VC) is the right choice for your business. VC has some major drawbacks, after all. Here are five reasons you may want to think twice about it.

Financial Projections for Startups

8 Principles to Build Attractive, Realistic Financial Projections for Startups

Raising capital? Investors want to see where your startup is headed and how their investment will help. Build your financial projections based on the following principles, and you will be on your way to telling a solid financial story.

The Two Sides of Annual Paid Up Front and Multi-Year Deals for SaaS

The Two Sides of Annual Upfront Payments and Multi-Year Contracts for SaaS

For SaaS startups, there are two sides of annual paid upfront payments and multi-year contracts. Should you get clients to pay you for the year upfront, or sign them to multi-year agreements? Here's what to keep in mind as you scale your startup.

Prepare for Fundraising

How to Mentally Prepare for Fundraising

Next to deciding to start a business of your own, how you will fund its growth might be the biggest financial decision you will make. With that in mind, here are a few pointers to help you mentally prepare for the fundraising journey that lies ahead.

Startup Accelerators

5 Things to Know Before Your Startup Joins an Accelerator

Startup accelerators offer attractive equity financing and support option to early-stage companies. Here are 5 things to know before joining an accelerator.

8 Tips for Nailing Your Startup Pitch

Some of the audiences you’ll pitch to—like VCs and angels—are famously hard to read. Here are 8 tips to nail your startup pitch.