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October 8, 2020

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by: Jonathan Hung

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Tags: startup founder

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Categories: Startup Funding

It was inevitable: leave millions of bright, restless individuals lounging about in their pajamas, wondering if and when they will get back to work, and soon they begin to think about creating their own work. For the majority, those fantasies turned out to be just disgruntled, wishful thinking. Could knowing the qualities of a startup […]

August 27, 2020

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by: Jonathan Hung

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Categories: Startup Funding

Raising capital for startups can often be tricky. Ironically, it usually costs quite a bit for startups to raise money in the initial rounds. They need to create elevator pitches, presentations, respond to information requests, and find the perfect angel investors or VC members to join the board. It’s not an easy task by any […]

August 5, 2020

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by: Jonathan Hung

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Tags: Entrepreneurs

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Categories: Startup Funding

I’m often asked if investors consider the founders personal brand or reputation when deciding to invest. There are a few common misconceptions that new entrepreneurs make. One of those is that investors make decisions about investing capital solely on the metrics of the business itself. While investors certainly scrutinize the numbers of the company, they […]

Elevator Pitch: The Top 10 Things You Need to Include for Angel Investors As an entrepreneur, you need to have an elevator pitch for your business. Rehearsing and memorizing this short 30-60 second spiel about your business will make investing significantly easier. There will be many opportunities as you’re networking to give a short pitch […]

July 15, 2020

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by: Jonathan Hung

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Tags: angel investor, Startup Funding

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Categories: Startup Funding

Part II: Reasons Why Crowdfunding May Not Work for Your Startup So, in Part 1 we looked at the 2 main types of crowdfunding platforms, what I call basic crowdfunding platforms and then equity crowdfunding platforms. Basic platforms like Kickstarter are usually best for consumer products and manufacturing-based campaigns since you can offer a discount […]