Category Archives: angel investors

Program for Diverse Founders Targets Lack of Friends and Family Funding

Most startups fund their earliest days with money from friends and family, as well as angel investors. But what if your friends and family are not wealthy—and, in fact, are more on the struggling side of the equation? That’s the stark reality for many entrepreneurs, especially those from diverse backgrounds. The average white household has […]

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Crowdfunding Campaigns Can Help Raise Additional Outside Capital, Says Study

Can crowdfunding help you raise outside capital from conventional sources? There are certainly examples. After being turned down by venture capitalists, the inventors of the Pebble Watch went on to smash records on Kickstarter, raising $10 million in a 2013 campaign. Then the VCs came calling, investing $15 million in the smart watch venture. And […]

The secret to fundraising success? Think friends, not investors.

Evan Loomis (above right) and Evan Baehr (above left) are accomplished entrepreneurs.  In their new book, Get Backed, they analyze their own experience as well as that of other successful entrepreneurs to answer the question:  What does it really take to raise money? The answers—highlighted in the excerpt below— may surprise you.  Sixty-three percent of […]

Rewards, Intrastate, Equity And Angels. This Startup Has Tried it All.

Crowdfunding is still relatively new, and many entrepreneurs are hesitant to take the plunge—if they are aware of it at all. Not Bohemian Guitars. The Atlanta-based company, which makes a quirky line of guitars and other instruments made from oilcans, has tried just about every form of crowdfunding out there—from rewards-based to intrastate to equity. […]