Angel Financing

Author by : Gerald A. Benjamin
Languange : en
Publisher by : John Wiley & Sons
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Total Read : 61
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Description : Your guardian angel has arrived Capital is the single most important factor to getting your venture off the ground, but finding it can be a challenge, particularly if you're running out of funding options. Suppose your venture is too small for institutional players. What do you do once you've exhausted your personal financial resources? Where do you go after banks, the leasing companies, the venture capital firms, have turned you down? What you need is an "angel"--a private investor with high net worth. Angel Financing--the only book of its kind--provides you with a road map to this valuable, little known, source of capital financing. Explains the structure of the direct private capital market Covers everything from the valuation process to writing an investor-oriented business plan


Angel Capital

Author by : Gerald A. Benjamin
Languange : en
Publisher by : John Wiley & Sons
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 78
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Description : Get the business insight that has raised millions in capital funding for over 50,000 entrepreneurs. If you're an entrepreneur or own a small, fast-growing businesses, Angel Capital provides a complete toolkit for raising capital in today's challenging economic landscape. The authors, who manage the largest angel network in the U.S., offer real-world advice on how to find investors and take control of the private placement process. Using revolutionary typology and unmatched proprietary research, they explain all stages of raising capital, from valuation to negotiation to due diligence. In addition, you'll find a comprehensive directory of alternative capital resources, based on research of over 2,000 organizations, and a legal appendix that serves as a short course in exempt offerings and provides the skills needed to have success with any early-stage business venture or investment. Order your copy today.


How Venture Capital Works For Start Ups And Small Businesses

Author by : Razaq Adekunle
Languange : en
Publisher by : Independently Published
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Total Read : 96
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Description : Venture capital is a topic that always seems to bring both a light to the eyes of entrepreneurs and a confused look on faces at the same time. Most entrepreneurs believe that this source of funds is only appropriate for very large businesses with a proven track record that now have new ideas. In the mind of the hopeful entrepreneur, new start-ups and small businesses need not apply. This book explains the difference between venture capital, private equity, and debt capital. Entrepreneurs need to know what equity capital is. This book goes further and explains what the different capital does and what kinds of investors are. The book also explains the difference between debt capital and equity capital. Furthermore, you will also need to know about angel investors and institutional investors as well as venture capitalists. Where Does Venture Capital Come From Venture Capital is a form of investment that is great for some and very bad for others. If you need investment capital, you should read this book to find out a little bit more about what venture capital is and how it works. Types of Venture Capital Funding Venture capital funds are pooled investment funds that manage the money of investors who seek private equity stakes in startups and small- to medium-sized enterprises with strong growth potential. This book explains the different type of venture Capital funding that you might need to choose among. Alternative Financing Vs. Venture Capital: Which Option Is Best for Boosting Working Capital? It is not uncommon for business owners suffering through cash flow crunches to determine that bringing on an equity partner or investor, such as a venture capitalist or angel investor, will solve all their problems. Unfortunately, many businesses have failed due to this kind of thinking. Raising Money - Venture Capital Vs Angels Investment For many private and public companies raising funds is essential to get over the hump and on the road to revenues and eventual profits. There are several things companies can do to increase their chances of successfully raising money on favorable terms. Managing a Young and Growing Business Venture A young business is characterized as being a "venture" and entrepreneurial" in nature. To take a viable venture and make it a growing concern, the entrepreneur must employ effective management strategies. Business Check Ups - Under the Hood Checkup For Starting A New Business There are basics one should engage in before beginning a new enterprise. Too often it's: Fire, Ready, Aim! A few simple business checkups will bring sense and order to the process. The book includes many examples, as well as negotiation tips for both entrepreneurs and investors. The result is an extremely practical guide to venture capital deals, which will be invaluable to anyone involved in venture capital transactions - investors, entrepreneurs and advisors. For insightful alternate views on what makes a successful venture capital, Buy A Copy Now.


Raising Capital For Dummies

Author by : Joseph W. Bartlett
Languange : en
Publisher by : John Wiley & Sons
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 79
Total Download : 949
File Size : 55,7 Mb
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Description : While raising capital has never been easy, it has become a lot more difficult over the past few years. The dot-com debacle has made investors skittish, especially when it comes to financing early-stage start-ups. As a result, more and more entrepreneurs are being forced to compete harder and harder for a spot around the money well. At the end of the day, all most have to show for their efforts are tattered Rolodexes and battered egos. What they need is the competitive edge that comes with having a friend in the business–an advisor who’ll cut through the mumbo-jumbo and tell them in plain English how to get the money they need. What they need is Raising Capital For Dummies. Whether you’re just starting your business and need a little seed capital to launch your first product, or you’re looking for a little help expanding an established business into a new market, this friendly guide helps you get the financing you need to realize your dreams. You’ll discover how to: Tap personal sources of financing, as well as family and friends Approach customers and vendors for financing Hook up with commercial lenders Find angel investors Get an SBA loan Raise cash through private equity offerings Woo and win investment bankers and venture capitalists Venture capital guru, Joseph Bartlett explains in plain English the capital-raising strategies and techniques used by some of today’s most successful businesses, including tried-and-true methods for: Assessing your financial needs and creating a solid financial plan Researching sources of financing and making first contact Finding, contacting, and convincing angels Getting your customers to finance your company Understanding and exploiting matching services Exploring commercial banks, savings institutions, credit unions, finance companies, and the SBA Qualifying for a loan Working with placement agents Raising cash through IPOs and mergers From raising seed capital and funds for expansion to IPOs and acquisitions, Raising Capital For Dummies shows you how to get the money you need to survive and thrive in today’s winner-take-all marketplace.


Venture Capital For Dummies

Author by : Nicole Gravagna
Languange : en
Publisher by : John Wiley & Sons
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 35
Total Download : 255
File Size : 49,9 Mb
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Description : Secure venture capital? Easy. Getting a business up and running or pushing a brilliant product to the marketplace requires capital. For many entrepreneurs, a lack of start-up capital can be the single biggest roadblock to their dreams of success and fortune. Venture Capital For Dummies takes entrepreneurs step by step through the process of finding and securing venture capital for their own projects. Find and secure venture capital for your business Get your business up and running Push a product to the marketplace If you're an entrepreneur looking for hands-on guidance on how to secure capital for your business, the information in Venture Capital For Dummies gives you the edge you need to succeed.


Angel Investing

Author by : Mark Van Osnabrugge
Languange : en
Publisher by : John Wiley & Sons
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 56
Total Download : 238
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Description : They deliver more capital to entrepreneurs than any other source.And they often receive an incredible return on their investments.They're angel investors, some of the most important--and leastunderstood--players in business today. The United States has closeto three million angels, whose investments in startups exceed $60billion per year. Some of our most successful companies were fundedby angels--companies like Ford, AOL, and Amazon.com. But until now,little has been written about these angels, due in part to theirpreference for anonymity. Angel Investors provides an inside lookat who these angels are and how they operate. It also showswould-be angels and entrepreneurs how best to find eachother. To learn more about this book, visit its website.


Informal Venture Capital

Author by : Annareetta Lumme
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer Science & Business Media
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 86
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Description : Small businesses in virtually all industrialized countries find it increasingly difficult to obtain finance from institutional sources. Banks have become more risk-averse; venture capital funds, previously of only marginal significance, are now often concentrating their investments on established companies; and management buyouts and buyins and pressures to reduce government spending have resulted in a reduction in public policy initiatives. In this context there is a growing interest in the role of the informal venture capital market as an alternative source of risk finance for small business. Informal Venture Capital: Investors, Investments and Policy Issues in Finland investigates the phenomenon of `business angels' - wealthy private individuals who invest in small businesses - who are increasingly recognized throughout the developed world as representing the most important source of venture capital for entrepreneurial businesses in their start-up and early growth stages. This volume answers key questions about these investors, and contributes significant new evidence on aspects of the informal venture capital market which have not been examined in previous studies. It further provides an authoritative assessment of the effectiveness of policy initiatives to stimulate the supply of informal venture capital, based on the experiences in Finland.


Raising Capital

Author by : David E. Vance
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer Science & Business Media
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 39
Total Download : 459
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Description : Most small businesses cite lack of capital is a major constraint on growth. "Raising Capital" focuses on non-bank sources of capital since banks only lend to companies that fit a very narrow profile. The topics covered include: (i) capital sources entrepreneurs can tap when they are too small or unusual for banks, (ii) angel investors and venture capital, (iii) where to look for angels, venture capitalists and other capital sources, (iv) how to pitch your company and close the deal, (v) deal terms and issues that arise when negotiating a deal, (vi) going public through an IPO or little known small public offerings, (viii) asset based lenders, and (ix) other financing vehicles including: bond, commercial paper, PIPEs and securitization. The scope of the book ranges from capital for entrepreneurs who have little more than an idea, to capital for top rated companies.


Funding Options For Startups

Author by : K.S.V. Menon & Garima Malik
Languange : en
Publisher by : Notion Press
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 38
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Description : This is a pioneering effort to provide in one place, alternative sources of funding, professionally structured business plan and other related aspects of raising start-up funds. Beginning with a detailed analysis of the Startup Ecosystem, the role of Incubators, Mentors & Accelerators (IMA) from the stage of ideation to the actual setting up of a project, principal players in this process like Universities, IITs, IIMs, Indian Business Houses, Multinational Corporations and reputed professionals and intrapreneurs have been identified and listed. Pros and cons of angel finance, seed capital, venture capital, crowdfunding, impact investment, hedge fund, debt fund, private equity, valuation, recent deals & exits, emerging trends and ideas in the startup scenario are some of the areas discussed in detail in the publication. Existing success stories and the government’s thrust on creating India as a hub of startups is drawing many students to entrepreneurship. B-schools and IITs are rolling out enthusiastic professionals, accelerators etc. A unique feature of the publication is a section on case studies, which demonstrate bird’s eye view of their birth pain, how they traversed the thorny path, faced failure after failure, changed their ideas and strategies and finally how they reached their destination successfully.


The Art Of Startup Fundraising

Author by : Alejandro Cremades
Languange : en
Publisher by : John Wiley & Sons
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 88
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Description : Startup money is moving online, and this guide shows you how it works. The Art of Startup Fundraising takes a fresh look at raising money for startups, with a focus on the changing face of startup finance. New regulations are making the old go-to advice less relevant, as startup money is increasingly moving online. These new waters are all but uncharted—and founders need an accessible guide. This book helps you navigate the online world of startup fundraising with easy-to-follow explanations and expert perspective on the new digital world of finance. You'll find tips and tricks on raising money and investing in startups from early stage to growth stage, and develop a clear strategy based on the new realities surrounding today's startup landscape. The finance world is in a massive state of flux. Changes are occurring at an increasing pace in all sectors, but few more intensely than the startup sphere. When the paradigm changes, your processes must change with it. This book shows you how startup funding works, with expert coaching toward the new rules on the field. Learn how the JOBS Act impacts the fundraising model Gain insight on startups from early stage to growth stage Find the money you need to get your venture going Craft your pitch and optimize the strategy Build momentum Identify the right investors Avoid the common mistakes Don't rely on the "how we did it" tales from superstar startups, as these stories are unique and applied to exceptional scenarios. The game has changed, and playing by the old rules only gets you left behind. Whether you're founding a startup or looking to invest, The Art of Startup Fundraising provides the up-to-the-minute guidance you need.


Equity Crowdfunding For Investors

Author by : David M. Freedman
Languange : en
Publisher by : John Wiley & Sons
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 55
Total Download : 297
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Description : Learn the ins and outs of equity crowdfunding with this informative guide Equity Crowdfunding for Investors is a comprehensive, objective, and authoritative guide to the social and financial rewards of crowdfunding. Before now, angel investing – and the spectacular returns possible in this asset class – has been off-limits to all but the wealthiest Americans. Now equity crowdfunding portals allow the general public to buy shares in startups and fast-growing private companies for the first time in generations. This book provides the guidance individuals need to invest wisely, tempering the excitement of leading-edge technology, innovative business models, and exciting new brands with thorough, practical know-how – including investor limits and requirements, portfolio strategy, deal terms, and much more. Readers will learn the pros and cons of investing in equity crowdfunding so they can make an informed investment decision, as well as best practices for finding, researching, evaluating, and buying into potentially profitable startups. Digital components include tables, graphs, comparison charts, screen captures, checklists, and other tools that further enable readers to make suitable investment choices. Equity crowdfunding is a new, exciting, and evolving way for growing businesses to raise capital and for average investors to buy equity in those businesses. It has been hailed as a "game changer" in the private capital markets, particularly the angel investment asset class, which includes angel investing. This book shows readers how to take full advantage of this new avenue of investment, without being taken advantage of themselves. Make smarter investment decisions Avoid being ripped off Find the best information available Understand the SEC rules and limits Equity crowdfunding can produce huge returns. It also comes with huge risk. Some companies will succeed, but many will fail. Everyday investors can mitigate some risk and increase their chance of profit with the fundamental insight provided in Equity Crowdfunding for Investors.


Venture Deals

Author by : Brad Feld
Languange : en
Publisher by : John Wiley & Sons
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 81
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Description : Get the inside scoop on what venture capitalists want to see in your startup as you hit the fundraising trail. This is the highly anticipated third edition of the best-selling book which has become the definitive resource for understanding venture capital fundraising. Whether you are an entrepreneur, lawyer, student or just have an interest in the venture capital ecosystem, Venture Deals is for you. The book dives deeply into how deals are constructed, why certain terms matter (and others don’t), and more importantly, what motivates venture capitalists to propose certain outcomes. You’ll see the process of negotiating from the eyes of two seasoned venture capitalists who have over 40 years of investing experience as VCs, LPs, angels, and founders. They will teach you how to develop a fundraising strategy that will be a win for all parties involved. This book is designed to bring transparency to the venture capital funding process and includes such topics as: How to raise money; What terms matter and which ones don’t; How to negotiate a fair deal for everyone; What makes venture capitalists tick, including how they are compensated and motivated; How companies are valued by venture capitalists; How all current structures of funding work, including convertible debt, crowdfunding, pre-sales and other non-traditional methods; How these particular issues change through different stages of financing (seed, early, mid and late); and How to avoid business and legal pitfalls that many entrepreneurs make. And as in the previous editions, this book isn’t just a one-sided opinion from venture capitalists, but also has helpful commentary throughout from a veteran CEO who has raised many rounds of financing from many different investors. If you are ready to learn all the secrets and ins and outs of fundraising, Venture Deals is an essential read.


Essays On Angel Investors And Early Stage Startups

Author by : Buvaneshwaran Venugopal
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Total Read : 69
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Description : This dissertation contains three essays on angel investors and early-stage startups. In the first essay, I show that social connections between angels and entrepreneurs, obtained via schools, past employment and ethnicity, positively influence investment decisions of angels, and the subsequent performance of startups. Social connections, irrespective of the ranking of schools or employers in which they were formed, are crucial for securing early-stage financing, particularly in markets with higher information asymmetry. Connected seed-stage startups are more likely to survive longer, raise more series A funds and attract venture capital investments than their unconnected peers. In the second essay, we show that syndication is widespread in the angel investment market, even among seed-stage startups. Angels that successfully lead seed-stage startups to the next financing stage experience an increase in the quantity, quality, and geographic spread of their co-investment connections relative to their unsuccessful peers, and are rewarded with more new investment opportunities, both as lead investors and participants. Success begets more success, making it more likely that other seed-stage startups of a successful angel also progress to the next financing stage. Overall, our results highlight that reputation for good performance enhances the network capital of angel investors. In the third essay, we investigate the board formation decisions of early-stage startup firms and how these decisions relate to future performance. An individual is more likely to be appointed as the first outside director if he/she is a seed-stage investor, shares a past professional connection with the founders, or possesses expertise not possessed by the founders. All else equal, a start-up is more likely to attract future directors and future investors that share a past professional connection with the early-stage director. Overall, start-ups that form early-stage boards raise larger amounts in later-stage rounds, are more likely to attract funding from prominent investors and venture capitalists, and are more likely to exit successfully especially through IPOs. All these effects are stronger if the early-stage director is also a seed-stage investor in the startup, except that investor-directors lower the likelihood of exit through the IPO route.


Finding Your Wings

Author by : Gerald A. Benjamin
Languange : en
Publisher by : John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 50
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Description : In Finding Your Wingsthe only book of its kind - Gerald A. Benjamin and Joel Margulis provide you with a roadmap to guide you to your private angel.


The Entrepreneurial Bible To Venture Capital Inside Secrets From The Leaders In The Startup Game

Author by : Andrew Romans
Languange : en
Publisher by : McGraw Hill Professional
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 91
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Description : 40 leading venture capitalists come together to teach entrepreneurs how to succeed with their startup The Entrepreneurial Bible to Venture Capital is packed with invaluable advice about how to raise angel and venture capital funding, how to build value in a startup, and how to exit a company with maximum value for both founders and investors. It guides entrepreneurs through every step in an entrepreneurial venture from the legalities of raising initial capital to knowing when to change tactics. Andrew Romans is the co-founder and general partner of Rubicon Venture Capital, a venture capital fund that invests in privately held technology companies and enables its investors to co-invest along side the fund on a deal-by-deal basis via innovative sidecar funds right up to IPO or M&A exit. Romans is also the founder and general partner of The Founders Club, a venture capital equity exchange fund and investor in later stage liquidity transactions.


The Business Of Venture Capital

Author by : Mahendra Ramsinghani
Languange : en
Publisher by : John Wiley & Sons
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 26
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Description : The new edition of the definitive guide for venture capital practitioners—covers the entire process of venture firm formation & management, fund-raising, portfolio construction, value creation, and exit strategies Since its initial publication, The Business of Venture Capital has been hailed as the definitive, most comprehensive book on the subject. Now in its third edition, this market-leading text explains the multiple facets of the business of venture capital, from raising venture funds, to structuring investments, to generating consistent returns, to evaluating exit strategies. Author and VC Mahendra Ramsinghani who has invested in startups and venture funds for over a decade, offers best practices from experts on the front lines of this business. This fully-updated edition includes fresh perspectives on the Softbank effect, career paths for young professionals, case studies and cultural disasters, investment models, epic failures, and more. Readers are guided through each stage of the VC process, supported by a companion website containing tools such as the LP-GP Fund Due Diligence Checklist, the Investment Due Diligence Checklist, an Investment Summary format, and links to white papers and other industry guidelines. Designed for experienced practitioners, angels, devils, and novices alike, this valuable resource: Identifies the key attributes of a VC professional and the arc of an investor’s career Covers the art of raising a venture fund, identifying anchor investors, fund due diligence, negotiating fund investment terms with limited partners, and more Examines the distinct aspects of portfolio construction and value creation Balances technical analyses and real-world insights Features interviews, personal stories, anecdotes, and wisdom from leading venture capitalists The Business of Venture Capital, Third Edition is a must-read book for anyone seeking to raise a venture fund or pursue a career in venture capital, as well as practicing venture capitalists, angel investors or devils alike, limited partners, attorneys, start-up entrepreneurs, and MBA students.


Equity Capital Raising By Small Technology Based Firms In Australia From Venture Capital And Angel Investor Sources

Author by : Robert George Sauer
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Total Read : 11
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Description : "Small technology-based firms are important contributors to growth and employment. In the absence of available debt funding, they typically need to raise equity capital from either or both venture capitalists or angel investors. This research uses case study methodology to examine the process by which such firms seek, engage with and enter a funding contract with those investors. The thesis develops two models to explain how this process differs depending on whether the investor is a venture capitalist or angel investor." (ABSTRACT, p. 3)


A To Z Of Fund Raising For Start Up

Author by : Mihir Prajapati
Languange : en
Publisher by : Mihir Prajapati
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 83
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Description : Nowadays, fundraising has become a problem for all including entrepreneurs& mid-sized companies. So, we thought of developing this eBook for you. This eBook enables you to gain knowledge about fundraising. Following topics have been covered in this chapter 1.Basics of Fund Raising 2.How to determine the Goals & Objective of Fund Raising? 3.Budget Sheet oWhy investment is needed? oHow much investment is needed? 4.Stages of Start up oWhat are the different stages of a start up? 5.Features of different Investment Types oWhat are the features of different types of investment? oWhat if the fund is equity? oWhat if the fund is debt? 6.Source of Funding-Part 1 7.Sources of Funding Part 2 8.Sources of Funding- Part 3 9.Steps in Process of Fundraising oWhat are the steps in the fundraising process? oExplain steps 1, 2, 3 & so on. 10.Bootstrapping oYou have to do bootstrapping while funding. oBootstrap means establishing a business from your own money without taking external funds 11.How to Pitch Investors? oImportance of pitching oimportance of good communication while pitching 12.Prototypes of pitching oWhat are the prototypes of pitching? 13.Term Sheet 14.Prototypes & Examples of Term Sheet 15.Due Diligence 16.Documentation in Fundraising 17.SSA & SHA oSSA-Shares Subscription Agreement oSHA-Shareholder's Agreement 18.Ways of Start up Valuation 19.Angel Investment oHow will you get Angel investment? 20.Venture Capitalist oWhere can you find the Venture Capitalist? 21.Ways to Raise Venture Capitalist 22.Things to consider while talking to Venture Capitalist 23.IPO 24.Role of an investment banker oWhy investment banker is important? oWhat value does an investor banker add? 25.Investor Relations oWhen money hits in your bank account you have to do two kinds of compliances. oThe first compliance is with your investor. He asks you about data & details that you have to ogive them. oSecond compliance is regulatory compliance as you are receiving money. You have to intimate ROC. oIf your investor belongs to a foreign county such as an international equity fund, you have to follow the guidelines of RBI & FEMA. This is the content of 25 chapters. In addition, you will be provided: oCase studies oExamples oTheories oHow to prepare yourself? As there is an announcement in the flight "Sit back, relax & enjoy". You should enjoy this eBook. In addition to enjoying this eBook, make your notes for sure. Make your curation about how this eBook is helping you. You have to identify at which stage of this fundraising funnel, you are being stuck. In this eBook, you will get simple implementable tricks, theories, and practical examples that enable you to close fundraising deals successfully.


Raising Capital For Dummies

Author by : Joseph W. Bartlett
Languange : en
Publisher by : For Dummies
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 21
Total Download : 297
File Size : 42,9 Mb
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Description : While raising capital has never been easy, it has become a lot more difficult over the past few years. The dot-com debacle has made investors skittish, especially when it comes to financing early-stage start-ups. As a result, more and more entrepreneurs are being forced to compete harder and harder for a spot around the money well. At the end of the day, all most have to show for their efforts are tattered Rolodexes and battered egos. What they need is the competitive edge that comes with having a friend in the business–an advisor who’ll cut through the mumbo-jumbo and tell them in plain English how to get the money they need. What they need is Raising Capital For Dummies. Whether you’re just starting your business and need a little seed capital to launch your first product, or you’re looking for a little help expanding an established business into a new market, this friendly guide helps you get the financing you need to realize your dreams. You’ll discover how to: Tap personal sources of financing, as well as family and friends Approach customers and vendors for financing Hook up with commercial lenders Find angel investors Get an SBA loan Raise cash through private equity offerings Woo and win investment bankers and venture capitalists Venture capital guru, Joseph Bartlett explains in plain English the capital-raising strategies and techniques used by some of today’s most successful businesses, including tried-and-true methods for: Assessing your financial needs and creating a solid financial plan Researching sources of financing and making first contact Finding, contacting, and convincing angels Getting your customers to finance your company Understanding and exploiting matching services Exploring commercial banks, savings institutions, credit unions, finance companies, and the SBA Qualifying for a loan Working with placement agents Raising cash through IPOs and mergers From raising seed capital and funds for expansion to IPOs and acquisitions, Raising Capital For Dummies shows you how to get the money you need to survive and thrive in today’s winner-take-all marketplace.


Business Funding For Dummies

Author by : Helene Panzarino
Languange : en
Publisher by : John Wiley & Sons
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 40
Total Download : 717
File Size : 54,7 Mb
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Description : Get the business funding you need to secure your success The issue of funding is one of the biggest pain points for small- and medium-sized businesses—and one that comes up on a daily basis. Whether you're unsure about how to go about getting a loan, unfamiliar with the different options available to you or confused as to which would be the right solution for your particular business, Business Funding For Dummies provides plain-English, down-to-earth guidance on everything you need to successfully fund your business venture. Friendly, authoritative, and with a dash of humor thrown in for fun, this hands-on guide takes the fear out of funding and walks you step-by-step through the process of ensuring your business is financially viable. From crowd funding and angels to grants and friends, families, and fools, it covers every form of funding available—and helps you hone in on and secure the ones that are right for your unique needs. Includes mini case studies, quotes, and plenty of examples Offers excerpts from interviews with financiers and entrepreneurs Topics covered include all forms of funding Covers angels in the UK and abroad If you're the owner or director of a small-to-medium-sized business looking to start an SME, but have been barking up the wrong tree, Business Funding For Dummies is the fast and easy way to get the funds you need.


Raising Entrepreneurial Capital

Author by : John B. Vinturella
Languange : en
Publisher by : Newnes
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 72
Total Download : 721
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Description : Raising Entrepreneurial Capital guides the reader through the stages of successfully financing a business. The book proceeds from a basic level of business knowledge, assuming that the reader understands simple financial statements, has selected a specific business, and knows how to write a business plan. It provides a broad summary of the subjects that people typically research, such as "How should your company position itself to attract private equity investment?" and "What steps can you take to improve your company's marketability?" Much has changed since the book was first published, and this second edition places effects of the global recession in the context of entrepreneurship, including the debt vs. equity decision, the options available to smaller businesses, and the considerations that lead to rapid growth, including venture capital, IPOs, angels, and incubators. Unlike other books of the genre, Raising Entrepreneurial Capital includes several chapters on worldwide variations in forms and availability of pre-seed capital, incubators, and the business plans they create, with case studies from Europe, Latin America, and the Pacific Rim. Combines solid theory with a practitioner's experience and insights Case studies illustrate theory throughout the book Updated to reflect the realities of the global economic recession


Entrepreneurial Finance

Author by : J. Chris Leach
Languange : en
Publisher by : Cengage Learning
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 71
Total Download : 104
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Description : This accessible, reader-friendly text guides you through a complete life cycle of the firm as it introduces the theories, knowledge, and corporate finance tools and techniques an entrepreneur needs to start, build, and eventually harvest a successful venture. With a strong emphasis on sound financial management practices, the text explores important issues entrepreneurs face, including how and where to obtain financing, using business cash flow models, and positioning the early-stage company strategically. You will also gain an understanding of how to interact effectively with financial institutions and regulatory agencies that can affect venture growth and enable liquidity for investors. Drawing on real-life entrepreneurial ventures and common financial scenarios, the authors include an in-depth capstone case, numerous mini-cases, and abundant examples to engage your interest and vividly illustrate key concepts such as venture capital funds, institutional investors, strategic alliances, the role of business angels, licensing agreements, and exit strategies. Trust ENTREPRENEURIAL FINANCE, Fifth Edition, to provide the skills and confidence you need for entrepreneurial success in today's markets. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.


International And National Financial Activities With Venture Capital And Crowd Investing

Author by : Maged Hassanien
Languange : en
Publisher by : GRIN Verlag
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 73
Total Download : 158
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Description : Academic Paper from the year 2018 in the subject Business economics - Controlling, , language: English, abstract: The aim of the present study is to systematically analyse the market for crowd investing in Germany, which is in the process of development. In this context, crowd investing should be seen as an innovative complement to venture capital. A further goal of the work is thus the discussion with financing by venture capital. This ensures that the investigation of crowd-investing is carried out and classified against a macroeconomic background. Accordingly, the work is structured as follows: First, a systemtematic analysis of the forms of financing venture capital and private equity, or the German venture and equity capital market, is carried out. Beginning with an introductory definition and differentiation of venture capital from private equity, the investigation then extends to the players involved in the market and the overall economic significance of venture capital and equity capital. Furthermore, the financing phases and the financing process as well as the legal and tax framework will be analysed. The next chapter is devoted to the analysis of the current environment and the current situation in private equity and in particular in the venture capital sector. In particular, the German venture capital market is evaluated and assessed on the basis of statistical measures. One focus of the work is the investigation of the novel instrument crowd investing carried out in Chapter 8. First, the general functioning of crowd investing is explained. Then the currently active crowd investment platforms in the market, on which the entire investment process takes place, will be compared with regard to regulations, activities and transacted transactions. Furthermore, it will be determined for which companies crowd investing is a suitable alternative and how the development chances of the market can be estimated. A comparison of the financing forms venture capital and crowd investing is the subject of the tenth chapter. At the end the following questions will be answered: What is the current situation of the German venture capital market? What problems can arise with venture capital financing? How does crowd investing work? What is the current legal and market situation like? For which companies is crowd investing an alternative to venture capital, if it is one at all? What is the potential of crowd investing and can it be classified as an innovative complement to venture capital?


The Business Of Venture Capital

Author by : Mahendra Ramsinghani
Languange : en
Publisher by : John Wiley & Sons
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Description : The definitive guide to demystifying the venture capital business The Business of Venture Capital, Second Edition covers the entire spectrum of this field, from raising funds and structuring investments to assessing exit pathways. Written by a practitioner for practitioners, the book provides the necessary breadth and depth, simplifies the jargon, and balances the analytical logic with experiential wisdom. Starting with a Foreword by Mark Heesen, President, National Venture Capital Association (NVCA), this important guide includes insights and perspectives from leading experts. Covers the process of raising the venture fund, including identifying and assessing the Limited Partner universe; fund due-diligence criteria; and fund investment terms in Part One Discusses the investment process, including sourcing investment opportunities; conducting due diligence and negotiating investment terms; adding value as a board member; and exploring exit pathways in Part Two Offers insights, anecdotes, and wisdom from the experiences of best-in-class practitioners Includes interviews conducted by Leading Limited Partners/Fund-of-Funds with Credit Suisse, Top Tier Capital Partners, Grove Street Advisors, Rho Capital, Pension Fund Managers, and Family Office Managers Features the insights of over twenty-five leading venture capital practitioners, frequently featured on Forbes' Midas List of top venture capitalists Those aspiring to raise a fund, pursue a career in venture capital, or simply understand the art of investing can benefit from The Business of Venture Capital, Second Edition. The companion website offers various tools such as GP Fund Due Diligence Checklist, Investment Due Diligence Checklist, and more, as well as external links to industry white papers and other industry guidelines.


Financing And Raising Capital

Author by : Bloomsbury Publishing
Languange : en
Publisher by : Bloomsbury Publishing
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Description : The success of your business can depend on having access to the necessary capital. Financing and Raising Capital shows how all types of company can meet the challenge of obtaining funds for growth and special projects. Comprehensively explaining the basics for both entrepreneurs and corporate finance professionals, it provides authoritative analysis and strategies. Let the experts guide you through the process of raising capital, with contributions from over 30 leading practitioners and academics, including Lawrence Brotzge (consultant and angel investor), David Wyss (chief economist, Standard & Poor's), Frank J. Fabozzi (professor, Yale), Seth Armitage (professor, Edinburgh), and Augusto de la Torre (chief economist, Latin America and the Caribbean, World Bank).


The Handbook Of Financing Growth

Author by : Kenneth H. Marks
Languange : en
Publisher by : John Wiley & Sons
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Description : An in-depth look at the strategies, capital structure, and fund raising techniques for emerging growth and middle-market companies. Here is a comprehensive and practical guide to understanding and applying the basics of corporate finance to emerging growth and middle-market companies. Using empirical data and actual company cases to illustrate capital structures and financing approaches, the book provides a detailed discussion of the many funding instruments, from traditional bank loans and asset-based financing to different types of private equity and other creative solutions; the types of funding sources and their expected rates of returns; and typical deal terms.


Finance For Growing Enterprises

Author by : Roger Buckland
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : This volume, originally published in 1995, examines the mechanisms by which businesses that have the capacity to grow – whether in terms of output, innovation or export – acquire the cash that enables growth. Addressing an issue of central importance to the competitiveness of firms and economies, this book draws together research by leading academics in the area. Throughout, research studies develop the themes of market failure, finance gaps and failure of demand. They also bring out the linkages between the financing choices facing the growing firm and the issues of organisation and of corporate governance that have to be address during the process of growth and maturity. Contributors challenge financial orthodoxy throughout, providing coherent analyses of the difficulties faced in the finance of the growing enterprise, from its early dependence on banks and informal finance to the pinnacle of a stock exchange listing.