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The 5 Phases of Cash Flow

Something that we find true for almost all the businesses we work with is that it costs their owners twice as much and takes twice as long as they'd envisioned to make those businessses profitable.

New equity crowdfunding regulations that began taking effect last year have transformed the landscape for both entrepreneurs and investors in America. By enabling non-accredited individuals (the vast majority of the population) to invest in early stage startups for the first time, these new regulations have not only leveled the playing field of investing, but also uncapped a completely new source of funding for new growing companies. The new rules were a long time coming, as they were first passed by congress and signed into law in 2012. Only last year, after years of debate and discussion, did the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) actually begin to implement the first of these rules. So needles to say, it's a very exciting time to be in the crowdfunding industry.

RiskIQ, a startup with a new kind of security technology, has raised $30.5 million in a third round of funding.

Raising the right amount of capital from the correct investor is perhaps one of the most crucial tasks for an entrepreneur. Analogous to matrimony, while finding the right investor would ensure the longevity of the enterprise, a wrong match may provide to be completely detrimental for your business.

According to a latest report published by CB Insights and KPMG last week, Q3 saw VC-backed funding, down14 percent and $24.1 billion invested across 1,983 deals globally, representing a very slight deal increase from the previous quarter.

Texas-based Factom Inc., a blockchain technology company that secures data, said on Wednesday it has raised $4.2 million in financing from a slew of global investors led by billionaire investor Tim Draper.

If you have been in the tech industry for a while, you have experienced various forms of the three main types of late-stage capital raises or exits: late-stage rounds, IPOs, and strategic M&A.

London-based Deliveroo today announced it’s raised a hefty $275 million in order to expand its European operations beyond the 84 cities (and one dozen countries) where it currently operates. Deliveroo currently serves the likes of France, Germany, Hong Kong, and the U.K. (of course) — but the startup has remained absent from the GrubHub-saturated U.S. market.

For a startup business, funding is the essential part to speed up the business in today’s cut throat market. If you have any business idea to start up a business, you need to make a robust strategy for getting sufficient funds for your business. Nowadays there are different resources through which you can raise funds for your startup business. If we discuss on fundraising for your business, potential investors or angel investors are the best way to meet your funding needs.

Starting a business is a different ball game altogether, and hence committing to certain mistakes is simply inevitable. However, startups have shown an innate affinity towards making a particular kind of mistakes in general.