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Raising Capital with Financial Architect®

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Raising Capital with Financial Architect® turns the tables for Startups and Early Stage companies.

Ask around, what IS the main problem for startups and early stage companies? You’ll find the same answer 99% of the time: IT'S MONEY!

Every startup faces that same major hurdle: Raising capital. Except of course if you’re one of the happy few that DOES get funded, but then again, what are the terms, is it still your company and are you still in control?

WHAT IF... what if you would create, market and sell your own securities? What if you would write your own term sheet? What if you would be able to keep your equity and not dilute your shares? What if you would keep all of your voting rights? What if you would be able to raise ‘substantial amounts of capital’... all by yourself?

But how in the world can you do that? Isn’t that the privilege of Wall Street’s venture capital companies and investment banks?

The answer is very simple. Yes, you can do that. The only problem is knowing how. Read more: click on image or title.




Learn more about funding, find great funding sources, get a free business plan template, post your funding request for free, and more:

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The Do-it-Yourself product created by the Wall Street experts who have done it themselves for decades. Write your own #securities - market them to quality #investors, and be in total #compliance from day one. Never run out of #capital, on the contrary, learn how to raise 'substantial' amounts of #funds. Have the #money available to hire experts and executives and create that quality team.

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The Do-it-Yourself product created by the Wall Street experts who have done it themselves for decades. Write your own #securities - market them to quality #investors, and be in total #compliance from day one. Never run out of #capital, on the contrary, learn how to raise 'substantial' amounts of #funds. Have the #money available to hire experts and executives and create that quality team.

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17 Venture Capital and Angel Investors to Follow on Twitter

17 Venture Capital and Angel Investors to Follow on Twitter | Pitch it! | Scoop.it

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Follow these super knowledgeable startup investors for insight and advice.

Do you keep a list of venture capitalists on Twitter? You need to add these people now. Social VCs are an incredible source of insight for all entrepreneurs and investors, but particularly for early-stage founders. The VCs listed below have seen the companies they work with face countless different scenarios and situations. They work with dozens of portfolio companies and get pitched hundreds (even thousands) of times a year. Some have been investing in and advising companies for decades; others for just a short time, but with enough huge wins that the rest of us need to sit up and take notice. If you want to learn more about the VC game or even get funded yourself, tune in to these Twitter accounts: Read more here: http://snip.ly/44QO




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Nobody has compared to Growthink. We've gotten interest from angel investors and venture capitalists already.
 And Dave's emails... I love them. They're short and to the point. It's just been a great, great thing.
 Thanks."
 Nancy Hollencamp
The Aubrey Rose Foundation

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Shopping for Startup Capital Outside of Silicon Valley

Shopping for Startup Capital Outside of Silicon Valley | Pitch it! | Scoop.it

While it's still true that the bulk of venture capital dollars go to startups in San Francisco and Silicon Valley, over the past decade a number of other metropolitan areas have begun to make a dent in the tally of investments.  

The San Francisco-Oakland area and San Jose-Sunnyvale area landed the atop a list of the top 20 locations for venture capital investment, with both California regions responsible for generating 40 percent of all the venture capital deals in 2012, according to Atlantic editor Richard Florida.

Rounding out the top 10 were Boston, New York, Los Angeles, San Diego, Seattle, Austin, Chicago and Washington, D.C., accounting for 38 percent of all the venture capital dollars invested, just 2 percent behind San Francisco and the Silicon Valley's share.

Yet, in addition to traditional venture capital funding, entrepreneurs can also turn to seed investors to help them fund their companies. Health care, mobile and internet startups claimed nearly 80 percent of angel group dollars in 2013 according to the Halo Report 2013. Of particular interest is the fact that 15 of the top 20 most active seed funds are not based in the Bay Area but are in states in the Northeast (New York, Massachusetts and Connecticut) as well as Western cities like Las Vegas, Los Angeles and Seattle.

Here are six tips for entrepreneurs on the hunt to raise funds for their startups:

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Very real information for funding seekers. Take a look.

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Bigger Isn’t Always Better: How A Big Round Can Hurt Your Startup

Bigger Isn’t Always Better: How A Big Round Can Hurt Your Startup | Pitch it! | Scoop.it

When you’re a struggling team eating away at your meager savings and trying to get your startup profitable, venture capital funding seems like the holy grail.

Raising money from investors gives you the resources to grow your team, buys you time to do things properly and gives you no small amount of credibility in the eyes of other entrepreneurs, prospective hires and even some clients — not to mention mom and dad thinking you’re now successful.

While all of this is true, there’s a pervasive belief in the industry that entrepreneurs should aim to raise as much money as possible, as often as possible. It might be true in some circumstances, but here are three reasons why raising as much money as possible is often not in the best interest of the entrepreneur or the company. Read more, click image or title.




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"Hey Dave!
I bought one of your business planning templates and have been receiving your emails and videos for a few months now…
I just wanted to say thanks for cranking out such amazing work!
You're doing an incredible job, and I know entrepreneurs everywhere are benefiting from it!
Please, keep it up! Wishing you all the best!"
Colin Pape
President
ShopCity.com, Inc.


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#Raising more and more money just for the sake of being able to do it is insane. This article points out how to go about this and figure out how much to raise.

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Growthink Products for Capital Raising and Business Planning

Growthink Products for Capital Raising and Business Planning | Pitch it! | Scoop.it

How do successful startups and entrepreneurs really get funded?

I don't indulge very often in self promotion. However, when I see so many entrepreneurs looking for funding in many of the social media... I wonder.

I have to give them the right information to help them find the right ways to succeed!

Following is a page from my site at Business-Funding Insider. This works. Get the information and follow all the steps. You will get funded.

Don't keep on begging for investors in the wrong places where scammers and thieves try to victimize you. Follow this advice:

Read this 'Introduction and Review of Growthink Products' to help you raise all the capital you need, and plan your business to grow into 8 figures, and exit profitably!

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The occasional self promotion. Some people and organizations have the know-how. This is one of them. Check it out.

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12 of the Hardest Questions Venture Capitalists Will Ask You - AlleyWatch

12 of the Hardest Questions Venture Capitalists Will Ask You - AlleyWatch | Pitch it! | Scoop.it

Fundraising?  Make sure you know how to answer some of the toughest questions VCs will throw at you..
 




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