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Almost every business needs financing at one point or the other. Startups need capital to cover initial investment costs, and ongoing businesses need operation funds or expansion funding. There are several business financing options available. However, the amount an entrepreneur can get, or whether the company qualifies for financing, depends on the type of business, the duration it has been in operation, its performance, and the opportunities available in the market. Here are a few steps to take to earn venture capital from investors.

Research and Find Suitable VC Companies.

The more venture capital companies you approach, the greater your…


Many a fortune has been lost by investors who failed to do their research before investing in a company. Even when colleagues say that they have made money on a particular company, individual investors should remain vigilant and do their research on the company themselves. After all, poor research can cost investors everything. As Warren Buffett once wisely said, “The first rule of investing is don’t lose money.”

WHAT IT MEANS TO RESEARCH A COMPANY

Investors have to look at all the facts before they choose to invest. Additionally, a slow relationship with a company might be more viable than an immediate investment. Look at the latest…


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If one thing is for sure, it is that the age of telework has finally come. As COVID-19 forced businesses to rethink how to operate, more and more small business owners found that the one thing they didn’t need was an office. With the right equipment and software, many companies have been able to stay afloat with a skeleton crew and most support personnel working from home. This shift not only helps to manage company costs but also encourages the growth of distributed teams and a more scalable business model.

Another side effect of…


Volatile markets seem to be synonymous with the prospect of losses. Still, that doesn’t mean profit is impossible; so long as we understand how to properly navigate minefield markets, we can always find a way to come out on top. Take the following steps if you see the beginnings of market volatility:

1. GO BACK TO THE BASICS

Recognizing volatility is the first step in defending your trades from unexpected risks. You can determine instability by identifying large, unexpected price shifts that cause a commotion for other investors. To ensure your financial safety, quickly stop trading when markets behave unexpectedly. …


Venture capital, as we know, contributes to the formation of startup companies. It’s thanks to venture capital — in addition to other funds, of course — that these startups move into the innovation life cycle, otherwise known as the period when a company starts to commercialize their product or idea. They play an important role for entrepreneurs, to be sure, but the actual details of what venture capital does might be a little bit of a mystery.

So how does venture capital work, exactly, and why is it so crucial to an entrepreneur looking to grow their startup, other than…


The idea of venture capital firms and funds are relatively new but its underlying principles have existed for decades, namely someone sees a promising business and fronts their own money so that they can grow the business into maturity.

While this space was full of predominantly men in the past, many successful women have founded some very successful venture capital funds. Some female founded venture capital funds to highlight are:

  • SoGal Ventures
  • Brilliant Ventures
  • Halogen Ventures
  • Glasswing Ventures

SoGal Ventures

This venture capital fund has offices located around the globe in China, Singapore, and New York. Their main areas of…


Thousands of investors across the globe have taken up the profession of currency trading. Hundreds of countries have very different currencies and thus there has to be an exchange rate between them if they want to do business with one another.

The first quarter of 2018 saw record high currency trading volumes. While currency trading volumes have steadily been on the rise over time, there are still many questions to be answered about this new record and some background to fully understand the impact on the rest of the world:

What Is Currency Trading?

Currency is traded on what is…


Start-up companies are up against the odds when they set out to produce a new product or service. Despite these odds, there are still some that become highly profitable. Those select few private companies that reach a valuation of more than $1 billion are known in the industry as “unicorns”. Uber, for example, is a unicorn. So is AirBnB. Both are hugely successful, hugely popular companies that were formed as start-ups but soon grew into large global corporations. …


With so many innovative and creative business ideas, people are turning to entrepreneurship and taking it into their own hands to start these companies. However, in order to run a company, it needs funding to grow, which is often where venture capital comes in.

Venture capitalists want to make a smart investment, too, in order to come back with significant returns. If you’re new to venture capital and looking to make the right business decisions, or are simply interested in the subject, here are a few helpful books to check out:

Venture Deals by Brad Feld and Jason Mendelson

Feld…


A currency trader follows the monetary trends relating to the rate of US and foreign currencies. They either buy or sell currency for another. The traders enjoy significant commissions despite working in a stressful and fast-paced environment. If you’re interested in becoming a professional currency exchanger, consider the following suggestions.

Earn a Degree

Candidates interested in investment banking pursue degrees in financial accounting, business, or economics. The programs offer courses in statistics, microeconomics, macroeconomics, international trade, market structure, and public policy. Some institutes provide options in financial marketing and money. Strive to get good grades and make firm connections.

Find…

Henry Willis

Venture Capitalist, Saltwater Ventures Associate, Founder of Swift Fox | www.HenryWillisVC.net.

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