What Do Investors Look For?

As an entrepreneur sets out to raise capital for his venture, he often wonders – exactly what is it that an investor would look...

How to Raise Funding Without Venture Capital!

  New businesses run on the essential supply of periodic financing. One of the greatest challenges facing entrepreneurs is ensuring adequate capital flows to meet...

Introduction to shareholder agreements

Forewarned is forearmed. Although alarming, the expression states the advantage of being prepared, when equipped with knowledge in advance. A shareholder agreement forearms your...

Presenting to Investors: A Step-By-Step Guide

Looking for an investor can be daunting for most entrepreneurs, especially if it is their first time. There are several checks at every step,...

Top 20 VCs in France & Europe

The venture capital ecosystem in France is progressively growing. After the UK and Germany, France was ranked as the third largest venture capital in...

Investors guide: Different types of investors

Capital raising market has been heavily diversified by non-traditional investors. Start-ups and small and medium scale businesses (SMEs) are the key beneficiaries of this...

Common investor terms

It is often baffling to not comprehend the difference between common shares and preferential shares or the implications of a term sheet. Common investor...

A Brief Glossary of Key Terms in Fundraising

Angel Investor – A (usually) wealthy private investor in startup companies. Cap / Target Valuation – The maximum effective valuation for an investor in a convertible note. ...

The types of Investor based funding

Fundraising is available with numerous options in the market today like rewards based, equity-based, family, and friends, or other investor based funding. Choosing the best...

A GUIDE TO SEED FUNDRAISING: Negotiation and Closing the Deal

This article is an excerpt from the essay on A Guide to Seed Fund Raising by Geoff Ralston. A seed investment can usually be closed rapidly....