Posts Tagged ‘capital’

Crowdfunding Report: Why a Business Raises Funds Has a Big Impact on Success Rate

Crowdfunding Report: Why a Business Raises Funds Has a Big Impact on Success Rate
In part one of our crowdfunding report, we looked at some general averages – percentage of successful and failed campaigns, average asks, average percentages funded – and left you with a little cliffhanger. For part two, we’re looking at things differently. Why are businesses turning...
January 1st, 2016 | Trendspotting | Read More

Crowdfunding Report: Columbus Crowdfunding Campaigns See Marginal Success

Crowdfunding Report: Columbus Crowdfunding Campaigns See Marginal Success
Thirty-two percent. Would you do something if it had a thirty-two percent success rate? While those odds aren’t the worst — they aren’t overwhelmingly reassuring. That percentage is the number of business-based or business-related crowdfunding campaigns from our monthly roundups that were...
December 31st, 2015 | Trendspotting | Read More

Candle With a Cause Faces Funding Gap in Growing Business

Candle With a Cause Faces Funding Gap in Growing Business
Earlier we published an opinion piece about the lack of investors and thereby investments happening in Columbus. Businesses like Candle With a Cause are feeling the pinch. Since 2010, CWC has been living their local, sustainable, meaningful mission. Soy wax candles are poured into post-consumer glass...
September 25th, 2015 | News | Read More

Opinion: Ohio’s Well To Do – Time to Get Off The Bench – Seriously, Stop Being a Bunch of Wimps and Invest

Opinion: Ohio’s Well To Do – Time to Get Off The Bench – Seriously, Stop Being a Bunch of Wimps and Invest
You fell for the click-bait in the title…excellent. I have your attention for the next five seconds. I’m going to throw out a number: $700 million. Still have your attention? Good. $700 million is my estimate of the cash Ohio-based startups are looking to find, but can’t find because there...
September 25th, 2015 | Expert Perspective | Read More

Hatch Helping Businesses at the Critical Hour

Hatch Helping Businesses at the Critical Hour
When you’ve jumped of the cliff and decided to start your own business, there’s a lot of make or break moments. During those times you often just need a nudge in the right direction or that one key connection, and ideally you could get that insight without giving up control of your company...
September 2nd, 2015 | Business Profiles | Read More

5 Key Ingredients for a Strong Startup Ecosystem

5 Key Ingredients for a Strong Startup Ecosystem
On Monday, The Metropreneur discussed how to measure an entrepreneurial ecosystem, but what ingredients help foster a successful system? Another Startup Week event discussed the five factors necessary to build a strong culture of entrepreneurialism. In conjunction with Google, UP Global (the national...
May 13th, 2015 | Trendspotting | Read More

Five Steps to Achieving the Milestones that Lead to Investment Capital

Five Steps to Achieving the Milestones that Lead to Investment Capital
If you are an entrepreneur looking to raise capital, the best advice I have is to call TechColumbus and ask how we can help. Last year 400 companies made inquiries. From those initial contacts, we added 56 new companies to our portfolio, bringing the total number of companies actively accessing venture...
July 2nd, 2014 | Capital Access | Read More