If investing in successful companies was easy, everybody would be doing it. In fact, investing in businesses successfully isn't just a complicated endeavor. Its one on which even the pros don't always agree on the right approach.
VC & Angel Capital
No matter how ideal the concept of angel investments sounds, it really all boils down to whether or not a startup will make an investor money.
The classic angel investment model might not be working so well anymore. Fortunately, there's a new more effective model for angel investing -- and Scott Shane has the details.
You're raising funds for a new venture however when you finally connect with investors, the valuation they give your new company seems a bit too low to you. But hold on there, says Scott Shane. Before you say 'no' to the money, consider a few things first.
Investors in areas where startup funds are lacking should consider a "give first" mentality. More can be gained if you invest without only concerning yourself what's in it for you.
When deciding whether to go with the vitamins or the pain killers, in this instance, the pain killer was the better choice, metaphorically, of course.
If you are looking at your options for financing your new business and want to find an angel investor, these tips will help guide you to that goal.
Is your small business or startup looking to connect with an angel investor, take this first-hand advice on what an angel investor looks at as a good investment.
How have the number and size of venture funds changed since the Internet 1.0 bubble of 2000? Scott Shane compares the VC landscape now to the world before the bubble. The results may surprise you but may also give some insight into the options for startups today.
If your small business or startup is looking for seed money from an angel investor, picking the right investor for your business is critical. So, what is the makeup of that investor?
The venture capital industry continues to correct itself as it comes out from under a bubble created at the turn of the 21st Century.
Small businesses could have access to more capital if they qualify for venture exchange markets that would be created under the Main Street Growth Act.