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Fundraising
The Best Five Books to Read Before a Fundraising Round

Entrepreneurs face many challenges when they first start their companies – they spend countless hours working on the development of the product, on the acquisition of customers, on building team of experts and so on, – but one of the biggest challenges comes with raising money. Fundraising is difficult process and requires time and preparation….

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Pitch
How to Make the First 30 Seconds of Your Pitch Count

Undoubtedly, the first impression people get from us really matters! It takes just 30 seconds for an investor to decide if they are interested in your pitch. When pitching, if you don’t win the attention of the audience from the very beginning, it will be very difficult for you to get it somewhere in the…

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Pitch
3 Questions Investors Ask Themselves While Listening to Your Pitch

Have you ever wondered what the investors you are pitching are thinking while watching your presentation? You are probably curious to know if they are interested and what their concerns are. It is difficult to figure out if you are doing a good job and if you are going in the right direction with your…

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Business relationship
How to Build Strong Business Relationship with an Investor

The importance of establishing strong business relationships with the investors is enormous, mostly because these relationships determine the success of the company. Many investors participate actively in the decision-making process and endorse the growth of the company through giving advice and using their expertise and connections. To maximize the effect of working together and sharing…

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Crowdfunding campaigns
3 Additional Benefits of Running Crowdfunding Campaigns

Undoubtedly, crowdfunding is a revolutionary way to secure funding and to support and help innovative ideas to become actual products and services. Basically, if you are building customer-oriented business, crowdfunding is something, which you should seriously consider. After running a successful campaign, which has raised more money than the initial goal, the chances of securing…

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Investor
3 Key Traits to Look for in a Potential Investor

Fundraising is important process and all entrepreneurs need help and guidance when the time for raising capital comes. To make the most of every opportunity at this critical point, they need to approach and choose the right investor, who will be able to bring much more on the table than the cash. Money matters but…

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Feedback
Receiving Negative Feedback from Investors

Experienced venture capitalists and business angels review enormous amount of business plans per year and hear countless pitches from entrepreneurs on daily basis. They know how to sift out the information and have specific criteria, which help them speed up and improve the decision making process when choosing a venture worth their time and money….

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Questions-investors-ask
20 Questions Investors Ask Entrepreneurs at Pitching Events

Attending pitching and networking events is a big deal for entrepreneurs, who are interested in raising capital for their ventures, popularizing their startup and expanding their current network. The opportunities are many but the competition is relentless. Pitching events are crowded by ambitious entrepreneurs who have a lot to put on the table and are…

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interview
Special Interview with Utkan Uluçay from SCHAIN

SCHAIN was one of the pitchers at ThePitcher 2016 event. The potential of the startup didn’t stay unnoticed by the investors and SCHAIN was named third-place winner and received special money prize from TEB Private Angel Investment Platform and international support from KOSGEB. In a special interview, Utkan Uluçay talks about the experience of pitching…

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emotional intelligence
The Effect of Emotional Intelligence on Your Investor Pitch

There are many things that investors look for in an entrepreneur – passion, ambition, skills, knowledge, experience, and so on. Leadership skills, backed by strong confidence and high emotional intelligence, often stand at the top 10 of the list. It is important to emphasize on these essential personal qualities when you prepare your next investor…

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