Entrepreneur

Entrepreneur Corner: Raising seed capital and standing out from the crowd

Here’s the latest from VentureBeat’s Entrepreneur Corner.3 ways to raise seed capital if you don’t know any investors — It’s unquestionably hard to convince investors of the value of your venture, but sometimes it’s nearly as hard to find potential investors in the first place. Attorney Scott Edward Walker runs down three ways to get in front of the angels.

Put up or shut up: The corporate guarantee – When a young employee at Gene Tanski’s company suggested guaranteeing the company’s IT product, it flew in the face of many industry standards. But by taking the leap of faith, it ultimately change the company’s culture and better aligned the workforce.

If you build it, they won’t come (unless…) – Standing out from the crowd is harder than ever – and A/B testing and Twitter accounts won’t help. Serial entrepreneur and angel investor Jason Cohen discusses how some companies have managed to rise above the noise.

4 key steps for web site safety – User privacy isn’t the only thing that Web businesses need to keep an eye on. Greg Collier, founder and CEO of Geebo.com, looks at necessary steps to ensure your site is a safe one.

When should you sell your company? — While an early sale is not always the right move, not every entrepreneur is going to change the world, and there’s no shame selling a small company at the right time. Serial entrepreneur and venture capitalist Mark Suster tells the story of when pride overcame common sense in his past – and the regret it caused.


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