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...
Can an Angel Investor Sue You?

Can an Angel Investor Sue You?

Angel investment sounds like a great deal upfront.  Investors with available capital put money in a growing business with the expectation of a return. Start-up entrepreneurs without capital can get their dreams off the ground. But there are potential legal...

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...