Investors

Finding investors for ventures and growth companies is always a difficult challenge, even in Silicon Valley.  Entrepreneurs have a choice between credit cards, customer financing (presales), government grants, bank loans, angels, venture capitalists (VCs), private equity investors, and the traditional 3Fs (friends, families and fools).  In most cases, you’ll need a solid business plan validated by positive feedback and, preferably, sales since most investors prefer growth companies, not unproven business ideas or concepts. 5 worst pitching mistakes to avoid: http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/220141

Investor Groups:

Startups Showcase monthly angel pitch event (San Francisco, CA): https://www.facebook.com/startupsshowcase/; Jose De Dios – Jose@aplaz.com

Dreamfunded.com:   Manny Fernandez, manny@dreamfunded.com

Investor News:

Silicon Valley VC trends, http://www.siliconvalley.com/venture-capital-survey

Wall Street Journal, VC Dispatch,  http://blogs.wsj.com/venturecapital/

Xconomy Venture Capital, http://toptenmanagement.blogspot.com/2011/08/xconomy-venture-capital_09.html

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