Category Archives: Angel Investors

BusinessWeek: Don’t undercut your equity stake

By Monica Mehta

After a decade’s lull, the IPO is back, stoking dreams of entrepreneurs looking to cash out. Yes, dramatic market swings have changed some game plans recently, but in the first two quarters of 2011, 79 companies issued initial public offerings generating $24.3 billion, more than double the amount raised in the same period last year, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers. Often overlooked by newbies: By the time a company is ready to go public, the founders usually have diluted their personal ownership stakes considerably through previous financing rounds.

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BusinessWeek: Raising Seed Capital Now

Investors and entrepreneurs who won at the fundraising game during and after the Great Recession offer advice on landing equity money

By Monica Mehta

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BusinessWeek: Post-Crisis Equity Financing

Bloomberg BusinessWeek

By Monica Mehta

Entrepreneurs seeking early-stage capital must rethink strategies to suit investors’ expectations. HitFix shows how the landscape has changed. Venture capital returns over the past decade deserve two thumbs down. (Read More)

BusinessWeek: When to Raise Money

BusinessWeek SmallBiz

By Monica Mehta

It’s the ongoing irony of early-stage investing: Just when your little-engine-that-could startup desperately needs funding, sophisticated investors have no interest in parting with their money. Not for a startup, not right now. But once your company has traction, customers, and revenue, those same investors are all over it. The timing couldn’t be worse…or could it be perfect? (Read More)