Funding the Business
How to Present to Investors
One percent of the entrepreneurs who seek funding from Angel Investors succeed. How do you increase the odds in your favor?
When an entrepreneur decides to seek funding from Angel Investors, it is important to understand the process, the people and the insider information on being successful in your bid for funding.
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Private money is there by the boatloads, but it is very selective. It is looking for business models that have enduring capabilities, ...
-- John Morris
Bootstrapping Your Venture
To bootstrap is to self-fund your venture. Most start-up companies start this way.
Bootstrapping implies no outside funding has supplied capital to your business. This does not mean it does not cost you money. Even though you have decided to start your business with zero investor funds, this does not mean you should be averse to receiving help.
What is an investor or group of investors looking for when considering funding a business?
Here are a few things:
- Solid idea or concept
- Strong Management Team
- Exit Strategy
- Intellectual property*