investor curveball

What happens if you miss an investor curveball

According to CBInsights, 38% of startups fail because they run out of cash or fail to raise new capital. To blame are often founders themselves. They don’t convince investors and receive further funding. But why do so many founders struggle here? The curveball you don’t see coming One major reason why founders fail to raise capital is that…

The dream of every startup founder

Venture fundraising guide

This article is divided into a simple 5 part series as a fundraising guide for founders who are currently raising capital for their startup. 1. Are we investor ready? Start by asking yourself, “What do I have to offer a potential investor?”  You might feel that your story is inspiring and your product or service is…

Steps to angel investment

Angel investment in 7 simple steps

As a startup, securing an angel investment from an investor is a great opportunity. While venture capitalists usually focus on larger investments and may be very hands-off, an angel investor is more flexible and may be willing to work with you as a mentor. How do you get the attention of an angel investor and…

where are the investors hiding

Where are the investors and angels hiding?

You are going through a nerve-wracking experience. You have sent out many emails and reached out to many investors over so many social channels and yet got no response. If this describes your problem, then read on…….. Let me give you a bit of a background. Parul Madan and I have been serial entrepreneurs and moved into angel investing a few years ago. We…