When it comes to investing in companies that will change the world, Bill Draper, the godfather of venture capitalism, knows a thing or two. Here’s his advice to South African entrepreneurs on using what we have to make a difference.
What criteria and character traits will make you and your business fundable? Tick the right boxes and that growth funding is yours.
Learning how to get venture capital is an invaluable skill for the entrepreneur.
In order to come up with a venture capital definition that makes sense, we need to differentiate between venture capital funding and traditional funding.
How you can benefit from Venture Capital investing. By: Zane Schalkwyk
While there is no universal answer as to how a startup successfully closes a great funding round, there are several issues that usually kill a VC's interest.
Seed Engine, a Joburg- and Cape Town-based accelerator has launched Seed Academy, a school for entrepreneurship and precursor to the accelerator. It offers entrepreneurs access to corporate sponsored programmes.
Marc Elias of Seed Engine weighs in on VC funding.
You’ve got between ten and 30 seconds at the beginning of your pitch to win your potential investor’s attention. Here’s how you do it.
We’ve all seen the lists investors create outlining the lies they tell us.
Understanding venture capitalists and what they want from you.
What you learn from Boostrapping a business.
A few helpful pointers for those in the start-up funding phase.
There is gender bias in the start-up community. There is no doubt about it. Women currently hold only 4.2 percent of Fortune 500 CEO positions and 4.5 percent of Fortune 1000 CEO positions. And very few have founded a company to a billion dollar valuation.
If you don't see any activity for, say, the last five years, be wary. You could be looking at a firm that's dying a predetermined slow death.
Do you believe you need external funding to grow, but that there’s no money available to business owners? You might be wrong on both counts.
Advice on why venture capitalists turn away promising investments.
What you need to know to attract VC funding.
Entrepreneur chats to venture capitalist Steve Case.
We always have to remind ourselves that these are profit-orientated entities with a well-structured risk management model in place. Some of the offerings are more flexible than others, but keep in mind, they are also businesses.
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