Category: Venture Capital

If you are prepared to give that information, you can kick your stress level down a notch and get to work at finding the right VC or angel investor

In the course of trying to raise money for your business needs, you have the choice of seeking dilutive or non-dilutive financing. Each has a role to play, but it is important to time them right to make the most of your ownership. Dilutive financing is any type of capital received by your company that diminishes your ownership. This includes deals with angel investors and venture capitalists when you give up a portion of your equity to gain their cash. It also includes any public or private rounds […]

A successful investment campaign for your growing company will include pitching your firm to the right investors or lenders. And part of convincing those people to invest their cash in your company is presenting them with a succinct and promising business plan. The first two parts of this article discussed the income statement and balance sheet, and this last part goes over the importance of the cash flow statement. A cash flow statement tracks how your company generates and uses cash during a […]

Writing up an effective business plan to attract investors or lenders includes at least three essential items. Part I described the ins and outs of an income statement. This article defines the necessary elements of the balance sheet and Part III outlines the importance of the Cash Flow statement. Putting together a well-polished set of financial statements may be the key to securing the business financing you need. A balance sheet is a measure of how much your business is worth. It can be created […]

When you’re ready to enlist the help of venture capital, angel investors or even your local banker to secure funding for your company, preparing a solid and effective business plan is essential. While the business concept and information on key leadership is certainly important, investors and lenders are always going to want to get down to the nitty-gritty financial details of your firm. They want to know how your business shakes out by the numbers – how much your company is worth and what is […]

Start-up companies have traditionally been out of luck when it comes to scoring venture capital funding, but the VC landscape has seen some definite shifts in the past few years. Now entrepreneurs just starting out may have more financing options than ever before. The progression of technology is helping to make venture capital investment groups more attractive and easier to form. Investors can come together from different parts of the country or even the globe and meet together as often as possible […]

To many entrepreneurs their companies are their babies, their dreams, their passion. And yet there may be a time to let it go or at least relinquish some control of it. Such an instance might be when an early buyout offer is received. A buyout is when another company offers to purchase a majority hole (51 percent or more) of a business, either in stock shares or partnership rights. When the deal is struck, the new owner can continue the business unchanged, but he or she could also merge it with […]

Every stage of owning and growing a business requires a lot of funding. Traditional small business loans are not available or even appropriate for all these stages. Fortunately there are several other viable sources of financing, among which are venture capitalists (VCs). VCs are investors who provide promising companies with cash in exchange for an equity stake and the hope of greater profits in the future. There are venture capitalists seeking for opportunities in every market segment and many […]

Many companies need a helping hand when they are struggling to tide them over until business picks up. A bridge loan is a common means of business financing for just that purpose. Before diving into a bridge loan however, it is important to understand all it entails. First, a bridge loan – also known as a swing loan or gap financing – is a temporary business loan using collateral such as real estate or inventory. The collateral could also be receivables, fixed assets, or intellectual property. […]