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7 tips every entrepreneur should know about raising capital for a second venture

Even if you have a strong track record of business success, sourcing funding that fits your needs and goals isn’t easy. Doubly so if you are already running a business that absorbs your attention around the clock. You simply don’t have the time to play games or make rookie errors.

How to confidently raise venture capital… with Jack Delosa [CHEAT SHEET]

Need to raise capital for your new business venture? First, you need to understand how investors think! So, you wanto to acquire cappital? But, as...

How to find the right investors for your startup

In the early days of starting up a business, it's common for entrepreneurs to accept any money that comes their way. Yet, this can backfire...

What every angel investor wants you to know [PODCAST]

Marketing podcast, PreneurCast, is for entrepreneurs, by entrepreneurs. Each week, author and marketer Pete Williams and digital media producer Dom Goucher discuss entrepreneurship, business,...

Want to raise capital? Then it’s time to ask yourself these three curly questions.

How do investors perceive investment opportunities? What are they really thinking when they are being pitched to? What are their expectaions? What do they want...

LEARN HOW TO RAISE VENTURE CAPITAL

In 90 minutes, learn systems and acquire processes for raising capital in Australia, from valuation to finding the right investor. Get investor ready. Be prepared to embrace 2013. The Master Business Bake Up series is a cooking class... for business builders. We teach you a recipe that you can 'cook' on the day, in under 90 minutes, or take back to your business and implement later. [LIVE EVENT]

Stand out of the crowd with crowd funding. Ironic huh?

So what the heck is crowd funding? Basically, this is how crowd funding goes. People come together, usually via the internet, pool their cash and inject it all together into an initiative by another person or organisation.

Read this, before you speak to any Investor about your startup online business

There is basic information an investor will want to see before they become interested in you and, your online venture. But basically, it’s all about returning tons of money to the investor. It's never about making you a multi-millionaire. If you can answer the following questions honestly, then, you're ready to speak to potential investors.

iLab’s Annual Investment Summit helps entrepreneurs better understand the process of raising capital

Australian startups are increasingly finding it difficult to raise money. The Annual Investment Summit from iLab wants to help out. The summit, held on 25 August 2011, focuses on growing business by raising angel or VC funding.

Have you got the right reasons to raise capital?

In my previous article, I discussed that companies with access to capital will have a competitive advantage in the marketplace, even though capital is going to be harder to come by. However, while capital raising can provide a myriad of new opportunities and strong competitive advantages for your business, it is not necessarily a panacea for whatever malaise your organisation might be experiencing. It might sound like an obvious statement, but getting people to invest in your company requires a great deal of preparation – yet there are still plenty of companies that eschew the necessary groundwork.

Got capital? Markets about to tighten. So start planning now.

Everyone’s aware that obtaining capital is a tougher task now than it was before the 2008 global financial meltdown. While there are constant murmurs about the markets bouncing back and lines of credit being freed up, those at the coalface will vouch that it remains tricky out there.

ASSOB’s five-million-dollar resurrection a positive sign for capital seekers

The Australian Small Scale Offerings Board, the National Stock Exchange's largest capital-raising platform for showcasing unlisted companies for investors, posted a $186,000 profit for the fiscal year ended June 30, coming from a loss of $4.8 million the year previously.

So you have a great idea that could make a lot of money, but...

It’s one thing to have a great idea that could potentially make you a lot of money or serve a social purpose, but it’s another to get that idea off the ground. To transform your idea into reality, you will need determination and, just as importantly, you will need funding.

Diary of an entrepreneur raising capital: Hasta la vista, baby!

With his capital raising process fast approaching its climax, Steve Sherlock offers up what he think he did right and wrong over the past three-months of capital seeking (and writing about it in this series).

CAPITAL RAISING CONFERENCE 2010

Are you seeking venture capital? Do you have what it takes to raise private equity? Are you familiar with the value of angel finance? The CAPITAL RAISING CONFERENCE 2010 is for entrepreneurs, innovators and business builders wanting to learn and acquire skills and tools for raising capital.

How to raise capital: the most important points shared at Venture Capital By Design

Luke Faccini, Director of Creativity at Sydney-based agency The Sponge, was one of the hundred plus people to attend the Venture Capital by Design seminar co-hosted by Anthill Magazine and MitchelLake in Sydney last week. He thought the insights on offer were sufficiently meaty to warrant this write-up.

Diary of an entrepreneur raising capital: Once bitten, twice shy

I realise the aim of this column is to be as open and honest as possible about my experiences raising capital, but at this point I’m eager not to do anything that might jeopardise our chances of success. If you think I’m being a little too prudent then let me tell you a painful story about how I learnt not to count chickens, the hard way...

Diary of an entrepreneur raising capital: The dark art of valuations

This week I've been attempting to work out the value of our company, which means I've been taking the business world's equivalent of a Dark Arts class at Hogwarts.

Diary of an entrepreneur raising capital: Enter the Dragon

Oodles.com founder Steve Sherlock has been documenting his efforts to raise a multimillion dollar Series A funding round by the end of January 2010. In the fifth instalment of this series, Sherlock has just returned from a trip to London where he gathered advice from several people who’ve been around the investment block a few times.

What Obama's Nobel Peace Prize and startup capital raising have in common

US President Obama receiving the Nobel Peace Prize based not on his accomplishments but to “encourage his vision” is not dissimilar to an entrepreneur trying to raise capital for the first time. Kim Wingerei explains.

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