Get Funded!: The Startup Entrepreneur’s Guide to Seriously Successful Fundraising
John Biggs, Eric Villines
From a TechCrunch founder and award-winning strategist comes the most comprehensive guide to the newest fundraising options for today`s entrepreneurs.
Fundraising for startups has changed dramatically in the past decade. There was a time when VCs were rock stars and a founder with a big idea and a little drive could raise a few hundred thousand dollars to build a business. But those days are gone. In the aftermath of the Great Recession and a massive drop in tech investments, it`s become harder and harder for founders to raise money. The good news? Today`s entrepreneurs have more options than ever before--with greater opportunities to get the ball rolling, get investors excited, and Get Funded!
A comprehensive, cutting-edge guide from tech journalist and entrepreneur John Biggs and communication strategist Eric Villines, Get Funded! will enable you to:
Create a solid business plan and a powerful story that investors respond to Explore a wide range of funding options--and find the ones that are right for you Understand valuation and dilution Plan, prepare, and deliver the perfect pitch Raise money through grants, micro-loans, micro-donations, and crowdfunding Take advantage of the latest online resources and financial tools Filled with step-by-step strategies, ready-to-use resources, and on-the-ground insights, this is a must-read for every entrepreneur. Even if you`ve started a business before, you`ll discover a whole new funding landscape with exciting tech-driven models―including crowdfunding platforms like GoFundMe and Patreon, cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, IEOs (Initial Exchange Offerings), micro-loans, and micro-donations―as well as more traditional, tried-and-true methods. Beyond a road map to the current world of funding, Get Funded! provides proven strategies for pitching, marketing, bootstrapping, and more. It`s a complete 360-degree tool with easy-to-follow worksheets and online resources that will help you build a sustainable funding strategy that`s right for your business--and crucial to your success.
Whether you`re starting a food truck or a biotech startup, Get Funded! has got you covered.