If taking your idea to the next level requires seed money, here’s how to seek, attract and secure a funder for your startup.
Tag Archive: Angel Investors
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Meet Pipeline Fellowship alumna Jamie-Lynn Despres.
You know the business you want to build, but where can you find investment to grow your start-up?
Learn how to invest in early stage startups – 37 Angels NYC Bootcamp November 7-9.
A new study finds that women are dominating the angel investor scene.
A pair of female founders has raised $1.8 in seed funding for their social entrepreneurship startup.
By Jessica Stillman (Editor, Women 2.0)
Recently here on Women 2.0 we rounded up a list of female social entrepreneurs to watch. Among those women doing incredible things was Christine Rizk, co-founder of Fashion Project, a startup that lets women donate designer clothes or purchase them secondhand with a large chunk of the profits going to charity.
It turns out that Rizk and her co-founder Anna Palmer were indeed worth keeping an eye on – they just raised $1.8 million in seed funding
While the issues facing female entrepreneurs are complex, a key obstacle lies in that the gatekeepers to capital are predominantly and were historically men.
By Jane Wang (Software Engineer, Etsy)
Funding is a tough nut to crack for many first-time entrepreneurs, and even a tougher nut for those from atypical backgrounds, such as minorities, women, LGBT members.
In a restaurant in south Austin, a group of powerful women
There is no cookie cutter formula to fundraising but I believe the common denominator in fundraising is perseverance.
By Aihui Ong (Founder & CEO, Love With Food)
Love With Food graduated from 500 Startups accelerator program about a year ago and we raised $650,000 in June of 2012. It was 3 painful months of fundraising. If you think fundraising is a piece of cake just because we were a 500 alum, think again! When I first began fundraising, all I heard was discouragement.
Where can you find that elusive creature, the angel investor, and how can you lure her out of hiding? This infographic not only lays out the boom in angel investing, but also explains where most deals are done and in which sectors.
By Jessica Stillman (Editor, Women 2.0)
In need of an angel investor to get your early-stage startup off the ground? You’re in luck. The number of angels and the amount of money they’ve invested have risen dramatically in the last decade.
Female angel investors come together to share expertise at first ever Bay Area conference.
By Carolyn Gerin (Co-Founder, Adorii)
“Never invest in anyone you wouldn’t have to your home for dinner,” quipped Cyan Banister, Uber and Zivity investor, setting the tone for an intensely fun and resonant day at the Pipeline Fellowship Conference, making one thing abundantly clear: female investors put a huge emphasis on relationship-building with the seed-stage companies they help launch.
The angel training program will take place in Silicon Valley over the following dates: October 25-26, November 1, November 15 and November 29.
By Amy Gips (Founding Managing Partner, Astia Angel)
Astia Angel, an angel investor network that invests in women-led, high-growth ventures, welcomes both female and male
Rather than turning to traditional at-home employment or entrepreneurship, moms now have an opportunity to begin leveraging their own money and their marketplace knowledge to make money with their minds, instead of their sweat.
By Lacey Moler (Co-Founder, Belly Ballot)
Many moms have probably considered starting their own business or finding a job that will allow them to work from home. As children age, moms often find more free time on their hands, or perhaps there are financial pressures, which have made extra income a necessity. In last 10 years, moms have been incredibly successful at closing the mom/professional gap. In fact, stay-at-home moms have created some of the most successful digital blogs, publications, and startups.
But where do we go from here? What other opportunities are available for the aspiring professional mom with diapers in one hand, and a business plan in the other?
The only way to encourage investors to invest today is to create urgency — create a possibility that there may not be a chance to invest later.
By Elizabeth Yin (Co-Founder & CEO, LaunchBit)
Every TechCrunch article makes raising a round look easy, but behind most rounds, it’s a real uphill battle. I struggled with deciding to write about our fundraising story, because I’m a fairly private person. But, since I know so many people trying to raise a seed round right now, I thought this might be able to help a little.
500 Demo Day
Women In Tech Earning $125,000+ A Year Should Consider Investing In At Least One (Female-Founded) Startup
500 Startups founding partner Dave McClure challenges women to invest in startups – to WIN.
By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0)
Founding partner at 500 Startups Dave McClure wants every woman in tech to become an angel investor, saying “Stop talking about the problem and become part of the solution.” He challenges women working in the technology sector who either drive a nice car, own a nice house or earn over $125k a year to become an angel investor – and invites you to accept his challenge to make three (3) investments of $5k each in a startup businesses this year.
We at Women 2.0 hope at least one of those three investments is in a startup with at least one female founder.
“If you can’t hustle your way to meet one of these people, you probably don’t deserve their money.”
By Alyson Shontell (Editor, Business Insider)
If you’re new to the New York startup scene, who are the best early-stage investors to pitch? There are a lot of people and early-stage firms who can cut your startup’s first checks.
In recent years, seed funding has become more formalized. Many of the folks on this list aren’t “angels” in the classic sense of the word — i.e.individuals who became rich and now spray money around. This list includes early-stage VCs and other professional investors who make seed investments.
We should also note that we purposely did not
“70% of the users who signed up to invest via SomoLend were women with intention to invest around $1k.”
By Baat Enosh (VP Operations & CFO, Women 2.0)
The recent news about the signing of the JOBS ACT bill created as much excitement as confusion through the entrepreneurial and investment community.
The truth is, there is still much work to be done by the SEC and numerous organizations in order to figure out the details behind crowdfunding. The good news is – this is a great time
Although the fundraising process for software startups is largely formulaic, the same isn’t true for hardware.
By Renee DiResta (Associate, O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures)
The hardware ecosystem is flourishing. But hardware is hard, and conventional wisdom is that VCs don’t like to invest in it. So how do you fund your hardware startup?
During the Hardware Unconference, the session on fundraising was one of the most widely-attended. The challenge of raising money is on the minds of many people in the hardware community. Some fall into the “Maker” category, others are trying to build companies, but they’re encountering similar issues.
Kickstarter is attracting a lot of hardware
Secure the funds you need to give your startup runway – from competitions to crowdfunding.
By Nillie Goldman (Founder & Publisher, WebToTheRescue)
For some entrepreneurial ventures, startup capital needs are minimal. If an entrepreneur has a low risk profile (and an idea that doesn’t require a lot of startup capital), this could be the way to go.
For other ventures, startup capital requirements are more involved. While there are entrepreneurs who are able to finance their startups themselves – either from savings and investments or by continuing to work at least part time – most of us need to investigate other sources of financing.
In addition to all the standard options