Capital-starved entrepreneurs eagerly await the dawn of a new capital market called crowdfunding. ActSeed is glad to support the Crowdfund Bootcamp and its mission to prepare us all for the opportunity to tap a major new vein of investor capital. […]

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Our “Ask ActSeed” team recently received a question from an entrepreneur who wanted to restart his company, find angel investors and be prepared to provide investors with the info they want. Here’s what we told him: “The information below is an […]

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If you think your startup or product idea can survive an interrogation on national TV, then contact us now. Yun Lingner is the Co-Executive Producer for a TV series on ABC called Shark Tank, a Mark Burnett Productions show. If you’re not familiar with this […]

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What is compatibility in the context of small business investing and why is it important?  Private direct investment is very different than buying a publicly traded security. Investors do not have the same regulatory support or liquidity as a publicly traded stock.  While we […]

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You need an infusion of capital to grow your business. The bank says you have insufficient collateral or they don’t lend to businesses in your industry. Venture capitalists and angel investors aren’t usually interested unless they think you are going […]

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Recently, we were invited to talk with Markus Lampinen of GrowVC.  The resulting podcast covers a range of topics that are of interest to entrepreneurs and even angel or seed stage investors. We constantly highlighted how “preparation matters” and why those […]

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Imagine an investment approach where you can fund an early stage company and not have to worry about – or wait for – a blockbuster IPO or acquisition many years out before realizing a return on your invested capital. Angel […]

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On November 2, Foley & Lardner and CONNECT hosted another solid emerging technologies conference in San Diego. The theme this year was “Do You Speak Entrepreneur?”.       While the full day of panel-driven sessions was meant for tech […]

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“You can tell a story in a sentence; you can tell a story in a paragraph; and you can tell a story in a 20-minute pitch. Startups need to do all three.”                                   – from “Pitching Hacks” introduction I’ll try […]

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