Top features in CapLinked’s weekly social media: What Angel Investors REALLY Want to See Some inside tips on how to attract angel investments to your business. The Time to Start a Company is Now If you’ve got a business idea here are some points why you should start it now. Crowdfunding Update: FAQ’s for Entrepreneur … Read more
CapLinked made it a lot easier to manage my list of prospective investors. Salesforce and Outlook have good CRM tools, but they really aren’t designed for managing investor contacts and they don’t have tools meant specifically for putting a private deal in front of leads.
Many first-time entrepreneurs become discouraged when they realize how challenging it can be to raise capital for their business. Closing a round can often take months, and that’s if you’re lucky and can convince people to invest in your business. But don’t give up. When the going gets tough, break open your Rolodex and get … Read more
CapLinked is pleased to announce that we have closed an angel round of $525,000, bringing total capital raised for our company to over $900,000. The investors in this round include PayPal alumni Peter Thiel (technology entrepreneur, investor, philanthropist, and co-founder of PayPal), Dave McClure (founding partner of 500 Startups), Joe Lonsdale (co-founder of Palantir Technologies), … Read more
Do you have the next Facebook, Groupon, or Google? Or do you have the next eToys or Webvan? Do you have a trophy real estate asset like South Coast Plaza or a broken down strip center out in San Bernadino? Almost everyone who owns a company or an asset tends to overly optimistic about its value. … Read more
1. Raising Capital is Hard Work This might sound obvious, but in this day of highly publicized deal-making many have the impression that all you need to do is hang out a shingle and watch the investment capital pour in. If your previous company was Twitter or Facebook, that might be true. But in 99% … Read more
We just launched a pair of new feature for CapLinked. First, we’ve added a tool that allows users to send direct messages to people and companies on the site. This allows users to introduce themselves to other CapLinked users and to connect with a company spokesman, who will then have the option of whether or … Read more
Investment into private companies is widespread and critical for the American economy. Over 600,000 businesses are started in the United States each year and annual investment by individuals into private companies has been estimated in the range of $160 billion. Approximately 8 million Americans have put money into someone else’s business through a debt or … Read more
“Mastering The Lost Art of Communicating With Investors” by Peter Bodine (VentureBeat) – A great summary of why staying in touch with your investors is critical, and how it can make or break your business down the line. “What History Tells Us about Helping Small Business” by Barbara Weltman (MyVenturePad)– An interesting retracing of the … Read more
CapLinked was selected as one of the presenting companies at StartupDemo next week.