How to raise money for a business: startup funding, finding investors and preparing for meetings

Today we are going to look into the process of raising capital, from business validation to investor meeting. This is how to raise money for a business. Very few businesses can raise money before traction. Traction is proof that your business is viable, and that you, as a founder, were able to bootstrap your way to it. We've covered this traction ordeal at length on our previous videos, as well as how to create a pitch deck- so now we'll focus the investor workflow.

The Lean Startup Summary

Here's the great startup myth of our time. If you only have determination, brilliance, great timing, and above all, a great product, you too can achieve fame and fortune. A related misconception is that ideas are precious. Generally, people hesitate to reveal their ideas in public - even among friends! There's this nagging fear that someone can steal the idea from you. Please ... Sorry, but an idea is never that great. I would bet my right arm that during a lifetime, the average person has at least 20 awesome ideas that could be turned into commercialized and successful startups.

How To Fund Your Startup

Like it's fascinating to me that all the successful entrepreneurs I know, they look at being resourceful, they don't look at somebody else needs to pay for this thing. (upbeat music) How to fund your startup, in this video I'm going to help you overcome the challenges. Maybe you have an idea and you're wondering like where does the money come to get this thing started? Or you don't feel like you know the right people in your life to actually help support you and maybe lend you some money to build the first prototype.

How Do You Build a $100M Startup in 3 Years?

How to build a hundred million dollar startup in three years. Now, I know that's a huge promise. Wait with me, I'm gonna walk you through exactly why I'm talking about this video and how to do it. I mean maybe you just want to build any kind of business and you feel like all the growth options are confusing and how would you do this and how would you fund it. To me it's like even how do you do it in a way that doesn't turn you into a stress ball? I'm going to unpack that big question and tell you where it came from, and build a sequence for you to just understand you can do it.

5 Lessons I Learned Creating a Million Dollar Tech Startup

n 2014 me and a couple of my friends started working on creating a marketplace-based tech startup in 2015 we got our initial seed funding from a venture capital firm that valued our startup at 5 million so today i wanted to share some lessons i learned from that experience and hopefully provide some insight into what it is like to create a tech startup.

Why do startups fail after MILLIONS of dollars?

How does your company fail after raising $50MM? This was a real comment/question on one of our Startup Forensics videos. For someone outside the startup ecosystem, the amounts of money these companies raise just seem obscene. Uber has raised $20 BILLION dollars in funding, and it's yet to turn a profit. WeWork raised $22 BILLION dollars, and it's currently on life support (which is funny because our New York office is in WeWork, which makes it... weird). Even smaller companies deal with rounds in the millions of dollars, and valuations in the hundreds of millions. So why do investors pour so much money into these tech startups?

How to start a business in 2020

A seemingly booming economy now seems to be headed towards a recession, which will inevitably leave a lot of people unemployed across many industries. More importantly, 2020 is likely to represent one of the most essential 'resets' the economy will go through. Suddenly, online shopping is the ONLY way to shop, rather than a complement to brick and mortar. Suddenly, working from home is the norm, rather than a nice to have. Likely, these changes in the dynamics of how people interact and spend money will have echoes for months and years to come.

Starting a Small Business vs Starting a Startup: what's the difference?

Not all businesses are created equal. The guys that started Airbnb, or the guys that started Slack- set out to build a multi-billion dollar company that would IPO or get acquired for an insane amount of money. Those are the entrepreneurs that we (mostly) hear about, and that we look up to, and that's fine. Who doesn't want to build a business that transforms the world? But the story of how they built their businesses doesn't necessarily apply to everyone. Not all businesses are Amazons. Not all businesses are Facebooks or Twitters

Top 10 tips to starting a tech business

This is a list of items which starts from before you set up the company and it's very important that you do it in this area so first and foremost you need to decide assuming that you're a team of founders you're not just one you need to decide how many shares are going to be held by each member of the team having done that you then need to have at least a discussion as to what happens if one or more of the team decide to leave the company for whatever reason sometimes founders are very comfortable with the idea of one of them

Vesting and salaries for startup founders: how to agree?

There's a lot to consider when starting a business, but the relationship with your co-founders is probably one of the most critical parts. I learned about early vesting and salaries the hard way. On the company I started in 2012, we did have a good vesting agreement in place, but failing to define salaries spiraled badly. I ended up with about $16,000 in credit card debt, which may not sound like a lot to you, depending on where you live

How to Find a CoFounder: Starting a Business as a solo founder

As we've scaled Slidebean and had the chance to connect with hundreds of companies, one of the most common questions I get is around finding a co-founder. The most common scenario I come across is an executive/business/sales founder, looking to find a tech co-founder to develop the product they have in mind. So let's dissect this situation, understand the challenge this startup faces and look for alternatives to meeting that persona

Why 90% of Silicon Valley Startups Fail

was raising my second round in Silicon Valley and a phone call that's where my wife called me that I don't need to go back to home so I lost my wife and I got depressed and that's how I lost my money and I was five months homeless and during that time I was told many times that I should fail my first startup like everybody else should I? - I want to make sure I understand the question during that time you were told by people that you should that you should let that first startup fail?

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