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23 Nov

The Most Important Thing You Can Do to Secure Funding For Your New Venture

The biggest hurdle most founders and entrepreneurs face is securing the first round of financing. It doesn’t matter if you are going the venture capital route or seeking private angel investors, getting the first person to trust you enough to open their wallet is tough.

The web is filled with tips for startups trying to get funding. But, almost all of the business articles and listicles overlook one key issue. They never mention how critical your website is to your chances of getting funded. They don’t even mention that if the fundamentals of your website are not sound, not only will you have a tough time getting funded, but your business is probable doomed.   read more

18 Nov

The One Thing Private Investors Get Wrong During Their Due Diligence

Short of pure luck, market forces ensure that uninformed investors don’t last long. However, the market also punishes intelligent and savvy investors that make certain mistakes. Many private investors are taking big hits to their ROI because of one critical mistake during the due diligence phase of an investment relationship.

You may fully investigate the financials of a target company. You can fully vet the management team. You can even examine the marketing plan. You carefully study hundreds of details, but often you fail to properly study the website of the target company—and this mistake often ends up costing investors hundreds of millions of dollars each year.   read more