Blood may be thicker than water, but things can get tricky when family (and friends) are your investors. Here’s how one founder made it work.
Tag Archive: Startup Investment
You know the business you want to build, but where can you find investment to grow your start-up?
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.
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