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private equity or other investors wanted international pr...

Before contacting any business investors make sure you have a very good business plan and a high-quality executive summary. For more tips about how to write a business plan, a marketing plan or an executive summary read these articles: http://www.busines  (Oct 27, 2010 | post #20)

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Post-investment monitoring

Usually, the larger the portfolios are, the more difficult it would be for them to monitor each company. However, venture capitalists ask for a seat in the board of directors in exchange for the capital they provide, that person should be open to give management assistance whenever necessary. Have you also considered angel investors? They also come up with expertise and advice. I guess the degree of monitorization should be negotiated from the very beginning. You can't accept a investor to totally control all your actions on a daily basis, just as you can't make a partnership with an investor that you can barely contact because they are too busy. In case you need a list of investors from which you can select only the ones that are suitable for your business (industry, stage preference, geographical area, amount invested) I can suggest you VCgate, it is comprehensive and it has been used by a lot of entrepreneurs looking for funds: http://www.vcgate. com/lps/List-of-In vestors.htm  (Sep 28, 2010 | post #4)

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Cassidy: Let's keep talking about venture funding for women

Yes, that's a good idea, women entrepreneurs may think the chances of getting funded are lower in their case, as VC funds usually have male-run companies as their final destination. If any women entrepreneurs are looking to raise capital, they can use this VCgate list of investors: http://www.vcgate. com/lps/List-of-In vestors.htm to select the right investors for their company and if they have a good business plan and are also skilled presenters (which they should be, persuading skills should not be a problem)they can contact the desired business partners and give us some feedback about the process and results.  (Sep 23, 2010 | post #2)

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Former Googler Adam Freed Takes COO Job at Etsy, As It Cr...

Was his decision motivated by Etsy raising funds? Read more news about raising capital, from various sources, on: http://www.faceboo  (Sep 16, 2010 | post #3)

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DataSphere Raises $10M For Hyper-Local News Platform

That' s great news. DataSphere has a high-quality online platform for managing websites and tracking audience behaviour and the company's had dramatic growth, 220 employees in September 2010, from 70 in January, so they're creating jobs, that's excellent. I've read they will use the funds from the venture firms to build and expand hyperlocal community websites. In August they had - across the advertising network-12 million unique visitors. As the demand for their services keeps growing, they will surely create even more jobs. In spite of the recession and of the bad news in the media, concerning investments, there are still funds for companies that promise a high ROI. I suggest you a Facebook Page where you can read a selection of encouraging news about raising venture capital: http://www.faceboo Thank you, Mike.  (Sep 15, 2010 | post #2)

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I have read your submissions and they are very interesting, I think you should start contacting investors directly to get the necessary funds. An option if you don't have friends or acquaintances that can refer you to investors is to use a database of private equity funds, venture capital firms and business investors. http://www.vcgate. com/ If you choose, for example, venture capitalists, select those dealing in your geographical area, with your type of company and having a preference for startups. Good luck!  (Sep 13, 2010 | post #14)

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Investment Needed Urgently.

Hi, I think your business idea is going to get the attention of business investors, all the more that you already have a business plan and you know exactly what you are going to do and how much capital you are going to need. I am an entrepreneur, I also asked for funds a couple of years ago and I finally got the money using a business investors database. It made it easy for me to contact only the suitable ones, dealing in my field, that is, in my case-real estate and I did it from within the software. Here's the traffic info for the site that I'm suggesting to you: http://www.alexa.c om/siteinfo/vcgate .com Good luck and don't forget about the elevator pitch! Regards, Mike.  (Sep 6, 2010 | post #2)

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searching for partners

Hello, I am an entrepreneur and I received VC funds for my real estate project a year ago. It was not easy, especially that, at the beginning, I had no idea about how to raise capital and I wasted some time contacting all business investors that would fund startups. My advice, as a fellow entrepreneur, is for you to use a database of venture capital firms, angel investors and private equity funds. Find a database that is comprehensive, that has every detail you may need about the desired business investors. I used VCgate database, it's a software that you can download, it also has a free trial version, to see how it works: http://www.vcgate. com/download.htm What I did was to select only the investors that had previously funded real estate businesses, then I sent them an executive summary, some of them I also pitched and I finally got the money, after five months of preparation. Make sure you have a good business plan and you are prepared to answer all possible questions they may ask. Well, good luck! Mike Spears.  (Sep 2, 2010 | post #3)