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Ten Ways to Increase Your Chances of Raising Venture Capital

Published: 2/7/2007 10:23:20 AM

# 10 - The best time to raise money is when you don't need it!


It's a cruel and ironic offshoot of the old bank lender's saying, that they only want to lend to you when you don't need the money.  It's a good idea to keep this in mind when looking out to the future financing objectives of the company. 

Investors like to invest in companies that are doing well and meeting their milestones.  Keep interested investors informed of your progress so that next time you need capital, you'll know whom to call.  Since raising money usually takes 4 to 6 months, even longer if there are holidays during that time, you'll need to plan the beginning of your next funding process far ahead of time so you don't run out of money and have to take worse terms at negotiating time because you need the money so quickly.

A little planning ahead and staying in touch with investors can make the difference when it comes time to bank the next investment.

Don Jones

www.VentureDeal.com

 

Don Jones
CEO, VentureDeal

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