Find out where to find investors, what they look for and what to expect in a valuation.


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Are business plans for raising money?

The business plan is a key document for entrepreneurs and new companies looking for investors.


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Developing a business financing roadmap and financial plan

Before you seek investment, develop your financing roadmap and determine how much you need to reach your milestones.

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Business valuation: how investors determine the value of your business

How investors determine your valuation will affect your negotiation of a term sheet.


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Communication tools for raising money

Before you approach an investor with your business idea, prepare yourself on your business to make the best first impression.

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What investors look for in a technology investment

Investors in technology look for profitable market opportunities with a technology business that is based on a product or service that solves real customer problems.


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Bootstrapping—stretch funding for startups and other ventures

“Bootstrapping” is stretching what little funding you have as far as possible to help your business reach the next milestone.

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Startup funding and capital for your business: How much money to raise?

As an entrepreneur, you’ll need to examine many factors when establishing the amount of funding required for your business.


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Follow-on financing: When to seek additional funding and how

Follow-on financing involves looking for additional funding after the initial stages of financing.

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Team brainstorming for your business plan and investor presentation

Brainstorming provides an effective way to gather team ideas as you develop your business plan or investor presentation.


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Convertible debentures and early round equity financing

Non-valued investments (convertible debentures) are most often used in early rounds of investing.

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Financing options for tech startups: Funding your new technology

Once you’ve got a great technology idea, to take it to the next level, you’ll need money to develop it. Here is an overview of how you can finance your idea.


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How to identify and target an investor for your tech startup

Targeting the right investor for your business is key to improving your chances of getting investment to help you to the next level.

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How to meet and engage an investor for your startup

After identifying the right investor for your business, develop a strategy for meeting and engaging that investor.


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Potential questions from investors

During the process of engaging an investor, be prepared to answer any number of questions about your venture.

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Equity

Once you’ve got a great technology idea, to take it to the next level, you’ll need money to develop it. Here is an overview of financing your idea through equity or finding investors.


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What is the valuation?

The valuation of your opportunity is an integral part of securing investment for your business opportunity.

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Raising Capital as a Social Venture: Four Hot Tips for Startups

Joyce Sou of the MaRS Centre for Impact Investing describes strategies for social ventures to attract impact investors and raise capital.


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Attracting social finance investors: Five Hot Tips for Startups

How can startups capture the attention of social impact investors and social finance lenders?

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Advice from the TSX: What investors want – Seven Hot Tips for Startups

Tim Babcock and Raymond King, TSX Venture Exchange veterans discuss investor interest in the fields of biotechnology and cleantech and reveal how analysts set a valuation on your startup.