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Articles tagged: Venture Capital

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Laws of Attraction: Can a Conservative Investor Love Venture Capital too?

You can be a conservative investor and dabble in venture capital, despite its risks—it’s all about diversification and doing your homework.

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The First Mover Disadvantage: Why the Early Bird Doesn’t Always Catch the Worm

Pebble was once a promising leader in smartwatches until Apple entered the market. Pebble teaches early investors a lesson in the first mover disadvantage. 

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What is an Angel Investor and What Motivates Angels to Invest?

What is an angel investor and what is it not? Learn the difference between angels and VCs, as well as the financial and nonfinancial benefits of angel investing.

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Lessons from Shark Tank: Is Reality TV Investing the Real Deal?

Pitching to investors is nothing like it looks on reality tv, but entrepreneurs and investors can still learn lessons from Shark Tank theatrics.

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3 Ways Startup CEOs Can Develop a Better Investor Relationship

Investors play a large role in company success. Develop your investor relationship with more transparent and proactive communication using these 3 tips.

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3 Categories of Startup Growth Potential

There are three categories of startup growth: lifestyle, middle market and high-growth. Growth potential is the key for investors seeking high ROI.

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How to Get Venture Capital Funding

Position your company to get funding through VC investments with these steps for creating a financial model for potential investors.

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Beginner’s Guide to Venture Capital Investment and Returns

Non-investors often confuse venture capital investment with private equity, but there is a difference. Learn about VC, from access to returns.

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Finding Your Deal Flow in Private Investing

Discover the three ways to increase your deal flow as a private investor: personal referrals, groups and associations, and online platforms. 

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The Term Sheet: An Overview of Investor Rights and Controls in VC Investments

The provisions of a venture capital deal, known as a term sheet, include liquidation rights, management participation and exit rights.

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