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companies given first priority for funding right now?
Leading edge technology can be very expensive in terms of development
and marketing which makes them difficult to finance.
What's an Angel?
A multi-millionare, often self made. Has cash, business experience
and is not ready to retire. The most likely source of seed and early stage
capital. There are 20 million prospective angels. They have
invested over $20+ billion (almost twice that of all venture capital funds)
Is it true
that most investors are ready and willing to invest and fund quickly?
Not true. Most businesses are in the 11th hour crisis by the
time they are seeking funding. The time span from the moment the
proposal is received, reviewed, approved and funds distributed can be
lengthy. It will take from 6 to 8 weeks for a positive response,
assuming your proposal, projections, marketing strategy and management
team are strong. It is imperative that a well-prepared business
proposal be produced in order to have a chance at raising money in that
We hear that
most investors just want to take over and control the company. If
we are to retain your services, how can we be assured in preventing this
from happening to us?
Remember, the right
investor is working twice as hard to find you, than you are trying to
find him. A real investor knows that it is not in his or your best
interest to try and take control of the company.
Recommended further reading:
Is VC good
for Your Business?
Venture Vs. Debt Financing
Learn About Capital Sources
Venture Anti Frauds
Business Plan information and resources