Founder’s Guide To Getting Startup Capital

Startups need to purchase equipment, rent offices, hire staff and grow rapidly in order to stay on top of the game. Below are the basics of raising capital to get their company off the ground that every startup founder should know.

Raising outside capital. In almost every case, startups need to raise outside capital since the amount of money needed to take a startup to profitability is usually well beyond the financial ability of founders and their friends and family. Usually, high growth companies need to burn a lot of capital to sustain their growth prior to achieving profitability, hire experts, and better service providers or expand. At the same time, funding is a competitive advantage: belief in the concept, partnerships, and marketing. The good news is that there are a lot of investors today looking for startups to fund. The bad news is that fundraising is a long, complex, and hard process. Keep reading this post


Where To Find Angel Investors?

rise-of-the-angel-investor_5123ba1c3257a_w1500Angels, as a rule, are much more willing to take a flier on a risky, unproven idea than professional investors and lenders and often take a personal interest in a project. Preferably, your perfect angel investor understands your industry and business model and can bring real value to the table.  If they have first-hand experience in your space, and they think they can help you accelerate your efforts, it is also easier for them to get over the investment hurdle. So, how to find angel investors?

Today, there are groups formed by angels and other organizations, such as Funding Post, that arrange for special angel and venture capitalist showcases. Keep reading this post