At the early stage of a startup company, you will need to work hard to find your investors.
For some companies, there are lots of financial considerations out there that make more sense than venture capital.
What makes for an effective investor presentation? According to David Calusdian of Sharon Merrill, it’s all in the slides. Each of your presentation slides should have purpose, says Calusdian. Unnecessary slides will lose your audience quickly. And when you want to create interested investors, this is a poor idea. Calusdian suggests reviewing all of your sides before a presentation. Do they all have a goal in mind? Are they providing investors with all of the information they need about your company and a potential investment in it? For more ways to create an effective investor presentation, watch the video from…
For a lot of startup founders, stock option pricing and the federal tax implications tied to them can be confusing, frustrating, and, if not well understood, financially disruptive.
The road to investor confidence recovery has been somewhat slow, but progress has been made, explains Jeff Morgan, president and CEO of NIRI.
Following an S-1 filing, it’s paramount to begin a substantial investor relations blitz, says Maureen Wolff, president and partner at Sharon Merrill.
In a post for Forbes, Tom Taulli explains why VCs often avoid “Yes” or “No” answers when first dealing with companies.
In a post for Entrepreneur, Catherine Clifford looks at the top financing sources for businesses in 2012 and the best ways to raise venture capital.
Maureen Wolff, president and partner at Sharon Merrill, has some advice for company leaders prepping for an S-1: as always, start early.
In a post for Both Sides of the Table, Mark Suster highlights the effectiveness of VC pitches that begin with the entrepreneur’s bio slide.