Home     About Us    Contact Us     Contribute     Privacy
Mutual Funds
Related Articles
Related Discussions
Related Definitions
Related Categories
Tip of the Day

Tip of the Day Don't Buy Stock in the Company You Work For

Don't Buy Stock in the Company You Work For - It is never wise to invest money in a company that you work for. What happens if the company...

read entire tip

Related Podcasts
Recently Added
Other Great Sites

Venture Capital Funding

For those of you who think you have the next big thing, remember that you will need large sums of money to start it up. Depending on the idea and the industry its involved in, preliminary costs could run from a few thousand to a few million dollars. Of course, the first place to look should be close family and friends. However, if costs start to run up and going to your rich great-uncle is out of the question, then the next best thing to do is to look toward venture funding or an angel investor. These two options are some of the most common sources of money for a start-up company. While both are available resources, they are both different from each other in many ways.

Angel investors are private individuals who provide seed capital for a start-up company. They typically provide around a few thousand dollars in seed money to help get an idea started. While angel investors probably are looking for a positive return on their money, meaning they hope to earn at least their initial investment back over time, they typically are laxer on this issue than corporate backers. Some angel investors are simply wealthy individuals who enjoy helping bring a good idea to fruition. An angel investor usually works in close contact with the start-up company and can provide some personal attention to the job of building a business team, which is always good.

Venture capitalists (VCs) are an entirely different breed from angel investors. While angel investors are private individuals, venture capitalists are full-fledged partnerships and companies devoted to start-up and small company funding. They can range in size from tens to hundreds of people and command multi-millions in annual funding. When dealing with venture capitalists, one needs to understand that like their namesake they are "capitalists." VC firms survive and profit from making investments in companies that pay back in multiple returns over the long run. VC firms take their investments seriously so be prepared to be closely scrutinized. Of course, the pay-off is sweeter with initial funding from a few hundred thousand dollars up and further investments in the millions. To help you on your journey toward finding start-up money, here are some tips on dealing with VC firms. No matter whether you are a Silicon Valley start-up looking on Sand Hill Road or a clothing venture in Boston, some basic rules apply.

It's important to keep in mind that venture capitalists are looking for two things: a big idea and the market to make it work. In VC definitions, for something to be a big idea it must satisfy at least one of three criteria. It can bring up a new problem and show how to solve it. The idea uses old technology to provide new capabilities that couldn't be realized before, or the idea improves on the old by a large magnitude. It's not enough just to have a big idea, the VCs are also looking for the right big idea that fits within a big market. Typically VCs fund start-ups that enter into a market with a clear potential minimum of one to two billion dollars. The reasoning behind this is simply that most VCs look conservatively for at least ten times return on their investment in five years. With a larger market it's easier for a fledgling company to capture enough of a percentage to provide the VC with a healthy return. Usually the problem is not that your idea doesn't fit into these categories, but not being able to convey this information. Be sure to look over your business ideas and highlight how it fits into the VC model before confronting them. Coming prepared with a clear idea of what they are looking for helps.

Some final tips to remember when speaking to venture capitalists

When you present an idea before VCs, the first thing you need is credibility. Be sure you have a thoroughly developed business plan and back up the market potential of your idea if possible with research. Get a professionally looking presentation or even spend some money on consulting help. However, something that money can never buy is confidence. You must show knowledge of the industry and above all the personal spirit and potential to make a successful venture. Remember to be persistent but respectful whenever trying to sell your idea before a VC. Chances are that success won't come the first, second or even tenth time you go before a VC firm. Nevertheless, with every failure comes a chance to learn from your mistakes. In the typical hectic lifestyle of our business world, your first confrontation with a VC may last only five minutes followed by a swift rejection. However, if you ask what about the presentation they didn't like, chances are that very same person would spend fifteen minutes with you going over strengthens and weaknesses.

The key to getting your idea from just an idea to an actual finished product is persistence. With persistence in finding funding, the right business model, and a little luck you will have yourself on the right track.


Previous Article - Next Article Like this article?  Bookmark It

Discuss It!
1 2 3 4 >


I am an investor/Lender.We focus on Seed Capital, Early-Stage, Start-up Ventures,existing LLC and total completion and expansion of investment projects with immediate funding.Have extensive corporate and private background.With mammoth sized connection portal.Can Fund excess of $5M multiple projects,Equity ,mortgages and open to long term biz r/ship with partner with funding sustaining our company 3 win policy. Contact financialcapital.investmentplc@gmail.com

Anna Coles said:

Fast Any Purpose Loan If you have been refused loans and have an adverse credit history, don't panic. We can help. No hassle, stress, obstacles. All credit circumstances are considered urzaiza@yahoo.com Contact us Now for more info

vallance Byamukama said:

Hi, I'm the owner of Charity Clinic Fort-Portal and the director. I have been in private medical service provision business for 4 years. I have run this kind of business at management level for 5 years. I'm personally a medical practitioner and therefore have the technical know-how. I'm working with a team with vast experience in medical practice and particularly private health-care for over 15 years. Charity Clinic Fort-portal is a privately owned day care medical clinic located in the town of Fort-portal, Western Uganda. Itâs licensed by the Medical and dental practitioners' council of Uganda. Its has been operating for 2 years with good returns but these returns can be multiplied by factors exceeding 20 if upgraded and expanded to a hospital. Small premises have been a major limiting factor in proving care including in patient services, major surgery, imaging diagnostic procedures. This hospital if constructed will serve as the only private regional referral hospital serving 7 districts of Kabarole, Kasese, Bundibudyo, Kamwenge, Kyenjojo, Kibaale and Mubende with a population of approximately 3 million people. We are looking for 750,000 US$ for this project that is to take 5 years. It involves construction of a hospital and purchase of equipment. Considering the range of departments planned, this plan if achieved will no doubt give us a great patientsâ turn up both inpatient and out patients, we estimate a daily out patient turn up of over 100 doubling and stabling to over 200 per day after 1-2 years. We intent to start with 50 beds but with expectation of 25 more beds required after one year at stabilization. If each out patient's dues fall at our current average cost per patient of 15 US$ and 20 patients of 50 beds discharged per day with average cost of 25 US$, our daily income will be estimated at 2000 US$ giving us an annual gross income of 720,000 US$ that we expect to stabilize after 1-2 years at an increment of 50% with an annual gross income of 1,080,000 US$. We can be able to do a full refund if the project is completed in 5 years. We are very ready to discuss terms of agreements. Contact us for all the details of this project charityclinicfp@gmail.com Visit our blog http://www.charityclinicfort-portal.blogspot.com Tel +256774003629. Thank you. Vallance Byamukama N.

Mrs Natalie Gibson said:

Hello, My name is Mrs Natalie Gibson and i am a certified loan lender who offers loan to individuals and public firm with a low interest rate of 5%, I give out secured and un-secured loans.All Interested borrowers should kindly fill and return the loan application form bellow: Full Name: Country: State: Phone Number: Loan Amount Needed: Occupation: All interested borrowers should kindly contact me via email { mrs.nataliehelp@gmail.com } for further proceeds. Best Regard, Mrs Natalie Gibson.

Rita said:

Im looking for an Investor for launching Indian Businesses into the International Market, We have a very good concept in which almost 60% of the Indian Businessmen will agree to join hands with us and pay us for taking their business into the International Level. Initially im looking for an Investment of US$300,000. The investment will be doubled in no time. Thnx, Rita

Rita said:

Im looking for an Investor for launching Indian Businesses into the International Market, We have a very good concept in which almost 60% of the Indian Businessmen will agree to join hands with us and pay us for taking their business into the International Level. Initially im looking for an Investment of US$300,000. The investment will be doubled in no time. Thnx, Rita Email : rita.ddsouza@rediffmail.com

Mc,Davicine William said:

Att. Are you in need of a business or personal loan?,This is to inform the General public that M/C Loan Financials are currently offering loans Reneging from 5,000 to 1,000,000.for for both personal and business purpose.We are certified, trustworthy, reliable, efficient, Fast and dynamic. Contact us Today for more information..All Replies should be forwarded to Contact Email:mcdavicineloanfirm@gmail.com Contact Name:Mc Davicine William (M/D CEO) Our ultimate Goal is your success M.C.L Is Here To Show You A Better Way To Financial Freedom !!! Contact Us Today !!!MAY GOD GRANT YOU YOUR HEART DEARSER AS YOU APPLY TODAY. Contact:mcdavicineloanfirm@gmail.com Contact Name:Mc Davicine William (M/D CEO)

Joanna Wong said:

Dear Friends, Before anyone wanted to take up the Loan from the Finance Company, please remember all these companies will have lots of hidden cost for you to pay and pay, finally you will not get your Loan but will make you into deeper debts. They will keep promising you that is the final payment, and in 30 minutes or 1 hour you will get your Loan released but finally another higher payment will pop up for you to pay, where there is no ending. I have tried 7 companies and finally I am a victim of paying for all the companies only and I am yet to get my Loan released to me.

Wong Chin Set said:

Dear Friends, Before anyone wanted to take up the Loan from the Finance Company, please remember all these companies will have lots of hidden cost for you to pay and pay, finally you will not get your Loan but will make you into deeper debts. They will keep promising you that is the final payment, and in 30 minutes or 1 hour you will get your Loan released but finally they will give some excuses and you are require to make another payment, payment after payment will pop up for you to pay, where there is no ending. I have applied the Loan from M/C Loan Financials, with Mr. Mc.Davicine William the Loan Consultant finally I am a victim of paying only and I am yet to get my Loan released to me until today. If you need any further proof, you are welcome to write to me, joanna.wong88@gmail.com

lawson said:

Attn, This is the best Company newly open here in United States San Antonio Texas and it is called Cash Credit Company and we offer from $50,000 to $50,000.000.00 Million USD. This Company is newly open and you will have your instant funds within 24 hrs. This is the loan that can help you and with this loan you can be back again. We offer at 3% interest rate and we make things happen to your imagination. Get back to this email lawy.smith@hotmail.com immediately if you need an urgent loan to forward your business. Get back to have more details about this Company and we shall serve you better than you think in just 24 hrs. Cash Credit Ltd.

Mr Ken Wood said:

Dear Customer I am Dr Ken Wood.We Are Currently Offering Private, Commercial and Personal Loans with very Minimal annual Interest rates as Low as 3% within a 1 year to 30 years repayment duration period to any part of the WORLD.We give out loans within the minimum range of $2,000 to the maximum of $500,000,000,00 USD. Our loans are well insured for maximum security is our priority. * Are you financially Squeezed? * Do you seek funds to pay off credits and debts * Do you seek finance to set up your own business? * Are you in need of private or business loans for various purposes? * Do you seek loans to carry out large projects * Do you seek funding for various other processes? If you have any of the above problems then contact our customer service (kenwoodfinancial@hotmail.com) We can be of assistance to you but I want you to understand that I give out my loans at an interest rate of 3%. * Borrow anything up to $500,000,000, USD * Choose between 1 to 30 years to repay. * Choose between Monthly and Annual repayments Plan * Flexible Loan Terms. Also you are require to fill the loan application form below if you are interested i getting a loan online today. {BORROWER'S DATA INFORMATION}: Loan Amount Needed;............................ Loan Amount Needed In Words.................... Full Names;........................ ........... Country:...................................... Zip/Postal Code:.............................. Valid Cell Phone Number;...................... Address........................................ Purpose Of Loan;.............................. Address........................................ Occupation:................................... Gender: Male Or Female;....................... Nationality................................... Loan Duration................................. State......................................... City.......................................... Age............................................ Need For Loan Application ? As soon as we receive the application, Then we will process your Loan application for approval Dr Ken Wood CEO/MICRO FINANCE COMPANY E-kenwoodfinancial@hotmail.com

Susan Walter said:

Susan's Loan Inc. A Sincere and certified private money lender approved by the GOVERNMENT. I give out international and local loans to all countries in the world. Amount given out $2,500 to $100,000,000 Dollars, Euro and Pounds, available now are Business, Personal, House, Travel and Student Loans. Apply for a loan today with your loan amount and duration.Its Easy and fast to get. 4% interest rates and monthly installment payments.Check-out this great offer, For More Information Please Contact Me On susanwalter70@yahoo.com

mark said:

hi am mark and am running an oversees education consultancy called swift education international.with my team,we have been working for 4 years now and we are looking for investors to expand the idea as there is soo much to be done ans we have just started.INVESTORS passionate about quality education contact me on +91 9881032366 or visit the company website www.swifteduc.net

John Goldsborough said:

M'O HAGAN FINANCIAL SOLUTIONS LIMITED,Registered No:06679309 Address:400 HARROW ROAD, LONDON, W9 personal address:1 St. Carileph Way Bishop Auckland Co Durham DL14 7GD email:mohaganfinacialloan@gmail.com Attention Sir/Madam, Have you searched for a legit loan company to apply for a loan? or need capital to start your business,if yes,come here.If you are in need of some financial support and you can pay back the loan at a given period,at low rate of 1.3%,do E-mail us via mohaganfinacialloan@gmail.com and send us the following information to process your loan, for transfer⦠NAMEâ¦..AGEâ¦LOAN DURATIONâ¦..LOAN AMOUNTâ¦..COUNTRYâ¦..VALID PHONE NUMBER.. *Borrow from 3,000 to more than 100,000,000 any currency *Choose 1 to 20 years to pay. *Choose between monthly and annual payments under the Plan. * Flexible Loan Services Rendered include: **Refinance *Home Improvement **Investment Loan *Debt Consolidation *Business Loans *Personal Loans *International Loans. In this case, the requirement that we need and move forward with the application along with the terms and conditions of loans. You're welcome and thanks for the hospitality.Our installment repayment starts after one year of obtaining the loan and 2-3 hours of loan transfer after two working days Loan approval and attorney signed. NOTE:YOU CAN ONLY REACH US Through THIS EMAIL VIA mohaganfinacialloan@gmail.com Motor:: To Borrow Is Good To pay back is Better To use it well Is Best Our ultimate Goal is your success. Best regards Mr John G.

Prokopiy said:

I can deliver leased instruments to Organisations or individuals with their preferred text verbiage as been approved by their bankers. We also proffer sales option to interested buyers. Our terms and procedures are so flexible and workable by RWA clients. Our lease rate is (5.5+0.5)%+x%. X% IS Lessee broker's Commission and he determines his commission. Also we have facilities to discount BG and Put you into PPP Trading. Contact me through this email:(broker.prokopiy01@gmail.com) or through skype: (Dobrovolskiy.prokopiy) in other to furnish you with other information.

Mr. Kimberley Thomas said:

Apply for a guarantee loan here at 3% interest rate. Contact my company for a any kind of loan. We give out guarantee loan to any interested person or company. Contact via email: microfinancial@hotmail.co.uk Full name: Amount needed: Country: Loan duration: Thanks, Mr. Kimberley Thomas Apply for a loan here today at 3% interest rate. my company give out guarantee loan to any interested person. contact today for your loan. Email: microfinancial@hotmail.co.uk thanks, Mr. Kimberley Thomas.

Almutairi Abdulrazaq said:

Dear Sir/MA We are Providers of all types of BG and MTN with the best workable procedures. Our BG ranges from MT799, MT760,(Both two way confirmation), MT103/23, MT103 (Both can be one way confirmation and two way confirmation) in USD and EUROS. Issuing Bank ranges from Top world 25 banks with face value ranging from 5M EUROS/USD to IB EUROS/USD BROKERS ARE WELCOME & 100% PROTECTED!!! Intermediaries/Consultants/Brokers are welcome to bring their clients and cases to our attention and in complete confidence we will work together for the benefits of all parties involve For further details contact us with the below information Thank you. Mr.Almutairi Abdulrazaq For further inquiries: Contact Email : broker.mutairi@gmail.com Skype: broker.mutairi

bernard butty said:

We offer fresh cut bank instrument for lease, such as BG, SBLC, MTN, Bank Bonds, Bank Draft, T strips and others. Leased Instruments can be obtained at minimal expense to the borrower compared to other banking options. This offer is opened to both those and corporate bodies. We are RWA ready to close leasing with any interested client in few banking days, if interested do not hesitate to contact us via email: All relevant business information will be provided upon request. If Interested kindly contact me via Email:~ Mr. Bernard butty Email: leasebutty.bg@gmail.com Intermediaries/Consultants/Brokers are welcome to bring their clients and are 100% protected. In complete confidence, we will work together for the benefits of all parties involved


We give out loans ranging from Home loans, Auto Loans, Car loans, Mortgage loans, Business Loans, International Loans, and Personal Loans we give out loans at 3% interest rate. The loan is opened to all no matter the Nationality. You can reach us via our email address for that special loan to get you started financial and help you get out of your financial doldrums. Full Name................ Country................... Amount..................... Phone number........ Loan Duration......... SEX....................... Thanks, Dr. Robertl Johnson. CONTACT US TODAY AT: robertlhelpfunds805@hotmail.com

Sorin Lassmann said:

A RELIABLE AND A GENUINE PROVIDER THAT CAN DELIVER BANK GUARANTEE AND OTHER FORM OF BANKING INSTRUMENTS FOR LEASE WHICH ARE MAINLY FRESH CUT. Bank instruments which are cash backed can be used as thus; clients looking for loans to finance their businesses also serve as a collateral to get loans from banks in other to engage into any project at hand further details will be emailed upon request. Contact : Mr. Sorin Lassmann Email: providermandate.ls@gmail.com Skype ID: ls.nicu Email me for procedure and terms

Most Popular Articles
Most Popular Definitions
Related Questions
Daily Definition

Definition of the Day Position Building

Position Building - Position building is a process in which an investor is working on a long position when buying shares. If he buys large portions, he is building a long position. When he sells he wants to maintain a short position. The interest of an investor is measured by...

read entire definition




Home     About Us    Contact Us     Contribute     Sitemap


Copyright © 2009 TeenAnalyst.com