For Investors

Do You Have An Entrepreneurial Mindset?

One of the critical factors of success in business and as an entrepreneur is mindset. Creating a business requires that you can imagine yourself creating a business, that you see yourself as a business owner, that you understand and can tackle the challenges of...

Investor Tool for Screening Angel Investments

Investor Tool for Screening Angel Investments

The biggest challenge of deal flow isn't finding companies to invest in. It is finding good companies to invest in. Just to make the whole process more fun, are no absolutes in angel investing, and it is impossible to define upfront exactly which companies will do...

For Startups

7 Signs It’s Time to Approach Angel Investors

7 Signs It’s Time to Approach Angel Investors

Approaching angel investors for seed funding is a critical stage in a company’s development. It is unlikely that you have enough funds to be able to start a company solely off your personal savings or even the combined savings of you and any business partners. Here you will learn about the telltale signs that it is time to approach angel investors. What are the signs that it is time to approach angel investors? There are 7 signs that it is time to approach angel investors:

Can an Angel Investor Sue You?

Can an Angel Investor Sue You?

Can an angel investor sue you? Whether an angel investor can sue depends on the investment. A straight investment in equity makes a lawsuit difficult; there may be more risk of a suit with loan or note investments, especially if the terms are vague.   But it is unusual: investors want a return from a company, not a lawsuit.

Do You Have An Entrepreneurial Mindset?

One of the critical factors of success in business and as an entrepreneur is mindset. Creating a business requires that you can imagine yourself creating a business, that you see yourself as a business owner, that you understand and can tackle the challenges of...

How to define the exit strategy for your startup

How to define the exit strategy for your startup

Most entrepreneurs struggle with defining their exit strategy and presenting a clear one in their pitch.  The reason seems to sit in the difference between how entrepreneurs and investors view a business. The exit strategy is your plan for creating such a great...

3 Quick Ways To Turn Off Angel Investors

3 Quick Ways To Turn Off Angel Investors

Much advice is given hopeful entrepreneurs about how to pitch angel investors, but the truth is that what not to do can be as important as what you should do. I interviewed Sandy Wollman, Co-Founder and Managing Director of Westchester Angels. He is also the star...

What we, investors, look for in an exit strategy

What we, investors, look for in an exit strategy

In most cases early stage investors whether Angel Investors, seed Investors or early stage venture capitalists invest not in a company's cash flow, but in the potential for an exit.  We buy equity in an entity that has an idea and lots of upside.  We care about the...

11 Things Angel Investors Always Look For In A Pitch

11 Things Angel Investors Always Look For In A Pitch

You’ve been working so fast and furiously on your idea that you’ve started to forget what day of the week it is. Your family and friends can barely recognize you. Your bank account balance is showing more red than you care to admit. And yet you’re exhilarated because...

News

Michael Wieser Rubbing Elbows with Sir Richard Branson

Michael Wieser Rubbing Elbows with Sir Richard Branson

What a thrill.  Unbelievably, a few weeks ago at a Toastmasters event I gave a speech on the one person, dead or alive, I would most like to meet.  Without hesitation, my speech told of my admiration of who I think is the world's greatest entrepreneur; Sir Richard...

Break Through The Crowd

Break Through The Crowd

Break Through The Crowd Break Through the Crowd is a competition that blends the best of business reality formats like Shark Tank and The Apprentice. The show has a crowdfunding focus which is a big part of how the millennial’s do business. Join Sandy and his fellow...

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