Investor Relations

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Investor Relations
22 Reasons Your Investor Might Have Passed On You (According To 4 Leading VCs)

There are a lot of spoken—and unspoken—reasons why investors may pass on a business pitch. Here’s 22 of them.

by Riviera Lev-Aviv
Finance & Operations
Why Startup Founders Should Treat Fundraising Like a Sales Funnel
As an Investment Associate at OpenView leading our outbound team, I spend my days managing my own “sales funnel” to...
by Brian Carthas
Finance & Operations
The 3 Key Pillars of Startup Data Distribution
This post is an excerpt from The Ultimate Guide to Startup Data Distribution, a book published by Visible focused on...
by Brett Bivens
Finance & Operations
Thinking Like an M&A Expert: 8 Questions to Ask When Hiring Your Investment Banker
One of the ways in which VCs can help entrepreneurs is by introducing them to the best-fit partners and advisors....
by John McCullough
Finance & Operations
The One Thing VCs Love to See Even More Than Growth
What VCs Look For A few years ago, I interviewed a candidate for a VP of Sales position at one...
by Scott Maxwell
Finance & Operations
Hey, Female Entrepreneurs: Show Up to Investment Meetings and Lean In!

While some might blame the lack of venture-backed, female-led businesses on sexism, .406 Ventures founding partner Maria Cirino doesn’t see it that way. In this post, the former Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year shares her own experience raising capital and explains why the issue has much more to do with confidence.

by Maria Cirino
Finance & Operations
8 Deal Breakers that Send Venture Capitalists Running

Entrepreneur, startup advisor, and VC John Greathouse shares eight red flags inexperienced entrepreneurs routinely raise when pursuing venture capital investment.

by John Greathouse
Finance & Operations
Why 'The Market is Too Crowded' is a Terrible Excuse

Venture partner Marc MacLeod shares why you shouldn’t be scared to take on a crowded market — and neither should potential investors.

by Mark MacLeod
Finance & Operations
How NOT to Go After VC Funding

Thinking the time is right to raise VC funding and take your company to the next level? Here are four common mistakes you absolutely have to avoid.

by Ricky Pelletier