Assuming you have an idea for a new business, you are probably thinking about contacting prospective investors, among others, about your new venture. Before you start pitching investors, you want to make sure you understand what investors (like Garage) are looking for, and that you are telling your story in a way that investors can best understand. Check out some of our great startup resources below to improve your chances of success:
Critical Factors for Obtaining Funding
An overview of the critical factors for success in raising venture capital.
Writing a Compelling Executive Summary
A summary of the key elements of an effective executive summary, including a list of typical mistakes.
Perfecting Your Pitch
A guide to crafting your investor presentation, including a detailed framework and tips on effective pitching.
Getting to Wow!
Throw out your elevator pitch and craft a Wow! statement instead. Here’s how to distill the essence of your value proposition into something clear, credible, and compelling, including ten tips on improving your communications.
The Art of the Start (Book)
The definitive guide to starting a new venture. Guy Kawasaki gives entrepreneurs the inside track on what to do, and what not to do, when you are starting, funding, and building a new company. Buy it.
Reality Check (Book)
Uncommon wisdom for entrepreneurs. Guy Kawasaki offers hard core information to hard core people who want to accomplish great things. Buy it.