Hi! I'm Dane Carlson, and welcome to the Business Opportunities Weblog. I've been publishing this website, by myself, and sometimes with the help of others for over twelve years now. You'll notice two things about this site right away:
Sales are strong – too strong.
But what Dellorso has constructed is a vehicle that not only helps aspiring businesses find backing, it’s also a pool for investors to select worthwhile ventures.
Angels invest in people, more often than they invest in ideas.
On a recent morning, just about every one of the cafe’s 110 seats were occupied — even at 10 a.m.
Earlier this year, Internet entrepreneur and blogger Jason Calacanis started Open Angel Forum, which holds free pitch events in various cities where entrepreneurs selected from a pool of applicants can pitch to about 20 to 30 angel investors.
Driving such a renewed sense of optimism is the relative resurgence in the IPO market and a strong pickup in mergers-and-acquisitions activity.
OpenForum.com: Research shows that over 90 percent of new ventures start with whatever money entrepreneurs can scrounge from personal resources.
A report got into the nitty-gritty details of the massive bill and uncovered some stipulations that would definitely affect the early-stage investment market, possibly making raising funds for web-based and technology startups a whole lot more difficult.
As it turns out, in the Queen City even Shark Tanks are decidedly genteel.
Pitching your startup to investors is a deeply personal matter.