Finding Investors is highly dependent on your ability to network

Taffy Williams

Grow your network far and wide. Questions in social networking sites suggest that many entrepreneurs do not know how to start the process or how to find investors. The answer is NETWORK! Experienced entrepreneurs use their network extensively in seeking funding.

How VCs Think About Adding New Partners

Both Sides of the Table

As a result we need somebody well networked into these communities already. Her network from her educational institutions alone has friends in all of the top tech, media & banking institutions. Let me start with the news that I’m excited to share with you.

Your (Potential) Investor's Business Model

David Lee

Different business models lead to different approaches to valuation, deal structure and diligence process. How do they add value - domain expertise, relationship network, management expertise? In each case, the valuation discussion, deal structure and process will all vary accordingly “[O]ne thing I should tell you is that our approach is our approach, and we don’t even claim it’s the right approach.”

Who Invests In Investors: Homebrew LP Shares VC Performance Goals, Importance of Diversity & What They Look For In New Funds

Hunter Walker

Similarly, a GP might be in the middle of great flow, but we need to have conviction that they can identify the right deals, structure creatively, and negotiate effectively. A powerful network is always valuable.

LP 79

Both sides must be fair in a term sheet negotiation.

Berkonomics

Just a few of these terms include vesting, corporate structure, governance principles, financing strategy, valuation and exit strategy. As an example, twenty five years ago, most VCs used common share deal structures. By Basil Peters.

Who You Gonna Call? Partnering with Goliath: A Tale of Two Announcements

John O'Farrell

Our 2003 deal with HP didn’t generate a single dollar in revenue, whereas our 2006 agreement with Cisco drove tens of millions of dollars in sales and helped to make Opsware the uncatchable leader in data center software. Behind the headlines – a deal with teeth. SUNNYVALE, Calif.,

10 Tips for Startups Raising Money from Angels

VC Cafe

Deal structure – I could write a full post just on this, but some aspects that were brought up are the need to agree on a reasonable valuation, what investment vehicles are used (convertible debt vs stock, options and warrants and other non-dilutive mechanisms). The moment you’re caught in a lie, even the slightest one, the angel will wonder what else you didn’t tell them, and the chance you’ll succeed in raising funding from them or their network is slim.

Knowing When It’s Time To Sell Your Startup

YoungUpstarts

This deal-of-the-day service was founded in November 2008 and quickly became a sensation. Just 18 months after this photo sharing program and social network was launched, Facebook offered to purchase Instagram for $1 billion in cash and stock. Unique social networking product.

Are Investors Being Unreasonable? - Startups and angels: Along the.

Tim Keane

Ask any of us who've experienced significant down rounds based on some or all of these things, and one begins to understand the cautionary nature of deal structures.    Many I know will actively seek deals to work on that are run by fun, engaging people who are eager to grow the business and know what they're doing.  When there is the prospect of future rounds, sometimes evidenced by misses in the past, deal structures become more caution-driven.

The 10 Best Real Estate Schools Compared: Meet the Winner!

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

Finance and deal structuring, market analysis, site planning, and project management. The program also allows students the opportunity to network with industry peers and other students and faculty.

Should You Co-Found Your Company With a Software Development Shop (2 of 2)?

David Teten

I’ve been looking for suggestions for an initial deal structure that is appropriate for the theoretical case of a trusted dev shop putting in $100k in market-value of services over a 6 month period in time. That said, I’m not sure of the most appropriate structure.

Nymi

Launching Tech Ventures

Propose potential partnerships and deal structures. Nymi - Ecosystem Mapping & Business Development Okalo Ikhena Himani Jain What Is Nymi? It is a wristband that uses your unique cardiac rhythm to authenticate your identity, allowing you to wirelessly take control of your computer, your smartphone, your car and so much more.

Cracking The Code: The Bessemer 10 laws of SaaS - Fall 2008.

Cracking the Code

A simple example would be if Customer A signs a one-year deal at $10,000 per month, and Customer B signs a three-year deal at $5,000 per month. Consistently delivering a deal per month in this progression gives you a total of 78 months of cumulative recognized revenue.

Why Leave A Six Figure Corporate Job For Internet Entrepreneurship?

Entrepreneurs-Journey.com by Yaro Starak

I travelled all over the world wherever business deals were happening, gained tremendous experience and exposure to the Corporate landscape, and learned invaluable life lessons in my career. I worked out a similar deal the next go around, and the snowball started rolling from there. Investment in small businesses require knowledge of transactions and the related aspects such as business valuation, due diligence, deal structuring / financing, contracts, etc.