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…

early investors like metrics

Early investors like metrics and stories

1. Using the Founder Story to Impress Investors Ideas are a dime a dozen, but the ability to transform an idea into a successful product requires a strategic formula. One of the most effective ways to escalate the potential of an idea is to persuade investors to support your dream. The founder story is the…

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…