Posts Tagged ‘raising 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

Local Startup Print Syndicate Lands $4.25 Million in Funding

Local Startup Print Syndicate Lands $4.25 Million in Funding
Press Release: Print Syndicate Secures $4.25M in Funding for Transformative Real-Time Retail Business Investors Include Highly Successful Online Retail Innovators COLUMBUS, OH – October 30, 2014 – Print Syndicate, a leading apparel and home goods e-commerce company, today announced that it closed...
October 30th, 2014 | Announcements | Read More

Rock Dove Farms Using Creative Funding Methods to Expand Operations

Rock Dove Farms Using Creative Funding Methods to Expand Operations
As a small business raising capital, it isn’t all venture capital firms, pitches and high-tech companies. Local organic produce grower Rock Dove Farms is taking a more creative approach to raise the funds needed to take their business to the next level. Since its start in 2010, Rock Dove has worked...
October 29th, 2014 | Business Profiles | Read More

5 Reasons Customers Matter When You’re Raising Capital

5 Reasons Customers Matter When You’re Raising Capital
“You don’t have to swing hard to hit a home run. If you got the timing, it’ll go.” – Yogi Berra A lot of things—sometimes including the sun and the moon—have to line up just right for a startup company to attract investment capital. - The product has to work. - The founding team has...
September 3rd, 2014 | Capital Access | Read More

5 Ways Networking Pays Off When You’re Raising Capital

5 Ways Networking Pays Off When You’re Raising Capital
“We have deep depth.” – Yogi Berra This is the seventh article in our Capital Access series. We began when last winter’s snow was deep on the ground. Our first topics were heavy lifting ones. We talked about the financial side of raising capital—matching milestones to capital needs, being...
August 6th, 2014 | Capital Access | 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

Managing Cash: Making Every Quarter Spend Like a Buck

Managing Cash: Making Every Quarter Spend Like a Buck
The first step in effectively raising investment capital is to learn how to manage cash. At no time is this more important than in the earliest days of a company. There are just two ways to increase the cash available to a startup company: spend less or take in more. Spending Less When you don’t have...
March 5th, 2014 | Capital Access | Read More