- May 31, 2017 at 10:31 am #171104
Many startups fail due to lack of funding. On the other hand such platforms as seedrs (FCA regulated) allow individuals to invest in startups small amounts. What do you think of this?May 31, 2017 at 10:51 am #171105
Crowdfunding is the buzzword of the decade but it isn’t all plain sailing with plenty of losses in the various platforms’ portfolios
Ian Johnston - Factoring Solutions --- Independent Factoring Broker for growing SMEs --- Discover my free factoring negotiation service that tailors solutions and protects your UK business. --- Call me today on 01827 707 680June 1, 2017 at 10:06 am #171152
It is true, investing in startups is very risky. 1 of 100 can be successful but this 1 may be worth of 1000s fails. Getting 1-2% share of an early stage startup doesn’t cost a lot but 1-2% of Facebook or Uber is a fortune.June 7, 2017 at 5:27 am #171311
yes that is very obvious that funding gives a kickstart to a business. Nowadays bootstrapping is not viable because the risk becomes higher so comes the theory of crowdfunding.
it helps a lot because the risk reduces. The business plan should me mentored at first and appropriate investments should be made.
We have created a platform to integrate the idea holders, angels and the mentors where the ideas can pitched by the idea holders and get mentored.
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June 13, 2017 at 11:17 am #171466
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Optionality. One of the core strategic things that most smart people get wrong is that they overvalue optionality. Businesses that value optionality will start a few different products with the hope that one of the businesses takes off … or they may make multiple bets valuing portfolio theory over focus.
Startups, fundraising, crowdfunding.August 3, 2017 at 10:38 am #173446
The plain truth is that most new ventures fail. Millions of ways to fail, only a (relatively) few ways to succeed. There are lots of good reasons articulated here about the ways to fail, and a few about the ways to increase chance of success (like Keith’s answer), but mostly, just like all endeavors, starting something from scratch is ridiculously hard, and mostly doesn’t work. (Except, you know, when it does. And then it’s about the greatest thing ever.)
Financial analyst with interest in startups, crowdfunding and equity based crowdfundingAugust 4, 2017 at 3:48 pm #173504
I think that one of the best ways to start your startup is via crowdfunding, it will bring you money and your potential audience
Interested in innovations, startups. Have own food business.August 8, 2017 at 9:30 am #173595
Here’s the problem: Crowdfunding platforms are not magical cash machines. They’re simply a more efficient way for you to reach many potential backers than calling them on the phone or meeting them in person, one at a time. You still have to know some people you can pitch.
Hi. I am looking to know more about startups.