Category: Fundraising Ideas

Fundraising Ideas. Some suggestion for financing a start up venture.

When to seek funding

Small Business Funding Tips And Advice

Some tips when finding financing for your small business… Funding is one of the most crucial things for a start up. When you are a starting entrepreneur, money is usually scarce and in the same time it’s so needed for growing the business. But does a start up really need to seek for cash in all circumstances? Actually, funding is not always good and there are bad moments to do that. Sometimes it can even have negative effect on growth and performance, this is why it’s not always good. Another important question is ‘What to seek funds for?’. There are...

Crowdfunding predictions for 2014

$65 Billion Will Be Poured Down For Crowdfunding – Crowdfunding Statistics

Crowdfunding has become a really big thing in business for the last few years. And it is growing enormous! Some guys from one of the leading crowdfunding platforms – Fundable – has created an interesting infographic, on which you can see some astonishing facts and trends regarding crowdfunding. This innovative way of financing startups has really expanded, for the last 5 years its growth is more than 1000%, and by the end of 2014, the total growth will reach 1800%. And this amazing expansion is not really strange, having in mind that the average return on $1 investment in a...

The Biggest Angel Investors of Year 2013

The Biggest Angel Investors In 2013

The infographic below shows the top angel investors of year 2013. The cool information on it was compiled by a company which main activity is representing entrepreneurs – Empact, and the crowdfunding platform – Fundable . The guys from these firms combined their efforts and gave birth to this beautiful piece of image, on which you can read a paragraph about each of the 5 biggest angel investors of the year. The following 5 angels have already helped more than 150 starting companies this year and for the time of their entire career, they have sponsored more than 700 start...

What Is A Start Up Accelerator? How Startups Get Seed Capital

Startup accelerator also referred to as seed accelerator, is a form of a business incubator that is chasing profit. Its main purpose is helping high potential business ideas with mentoring, office space, know-how and of course seed capital in exchange for a piece of the equity of the new business. The support is for a certain period of time ranging from 3 to 18 months and it is usually provided in the very beginning of a start up. Business incubators are different from seed accelerators because they are usually non-profit, government-funded organizations that don’t take a stake in the business and...

Financing Stages

Types Of Financing A Business – Funding Stages

Money is the lifeblood of any business. It is the fuel that any company needs at any stage of its existence. No matter how big it is, no matter how many workers are employed, any venture needs financing to stay operational. In this article, we will go through the different stages of financing and see the different ways businesses obtain their money in their life cycle. Funding Stages Seed Funding Stage – this is the very first stage of financing, in which the business may not even be founded yet. This is the money used for actually starting – building...

Seed Capital Funding

What Is Seed Funding? A Simple Definition Of Seed Capital

Seed capital also referred to as seed funding is a commonly used term in the business world. But what does it mean and how exactly is it used? Well, in this article I will try to explain its basics. So, seed funding is a form of financing in which the owner of a business receives money in exchange of a part of the equity of his/her company. It is called ‘seed’ because it happens at the very beginning of the business before even the latter generates any money (before it is started). This makes seed funding a very risky investment...

Some start up funding statistics in the United States

How Starting Entrepreneurs Fund Their Start Ups

Arranging the needed funds for your startup is a crucial factor for its launch. Even though money is not the most important thing, it’s 100% needed when launching a new venture. If you are a starting entrepreneur, you most probably have been thinking about how exactly to find the cash for your starting business. Well, the consulting company Startups.co has created this wonderful infographic, showing some interesting statistics about how startups get mainly financed. Did you know that more than half a million new companies are started each month only in the United States? This is a huge number, but...

www.gogetfunding.com

The History of Crowdfunding Website GoGetFunding and Founder Sandip Sekhon

I had the chance to catch up with the Sandip Sekhon, the founder of crowdfunding website GoGetFunding. A website that is increasingly growing in popularity and was recently mentioned by Forbes as one of the top 6 crowdfunding sites. Here, he talks about how it all began: As an online entrepreneur, I’m always looking at how exciting businesses can be made even better. And back in 2010 when I conceived the idea for GoGetFunding, crowdfunding was still pretty new and was just starting to take off. Kickstarter and IndieGoGo were leading the way and although they were and still are...

Venture capital statistics in the United States

Venture Capital Financing Statistics In The US

Venture capital funding is one cool and accessible way of satisfying the hunger for cash of a dynamically growing startup. The company StartUps.co, which main activity is providing help to starting entrepreneurs throughout the fundraising stage, has created this beautiful infographic below, where you can see some interesting statistics about venture capital financing in the US. This information can be of great help because you can get a feel about the basics of this kind of funding. More than $100 billion was the invested money by venture capital companies during the Dot Com Boom in 1999. On average, this number...

Kickstarter's Website

The Best Crowdfunding Sites And Fundraising Platforms In The World

Crowdfunding is a cool and easy way to get funds for your business startup. If you don’t know what this is, follow the link at the start of the paragraph for more detailed information. In few words, this is a way to raise funds for your business from many small investors, usually ordinary people who like your idea. They can invest in your venture from as little as $1, and in some cases they even get a portion of your company’s equity and a percentage of the future profits. This way almost all people in the world become potential investors...


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