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Whilst some inventors are lucky enough to have ideas that involve very little start up costs, there are those who require assistance with funding. In the sections below we will continuously add tips and tricks on how to approach investors and other ways to fund your ideas.

March 5, 2015

Crowdfunding and Inventors: An Ideal Match

Crowdfunding: What is it? Crowdfunding has long been established as the popular practice of funding a project or venture by raising small amounts of money from large numbers of people. Typically, crowdfunding occurs on the internet and offers a chance of success for startups and entrepreneurs by presenting the opportunity to showcase businesses and projects to the world. The Benefits of Crowdfunding your Invention Crowdfunding for inventors is just as successful in launching inventions with added financial support from others to provide a greater means of capital. By providing added financial support, there are a wide range of benefits through […]
March 5, 2015

How to Launch & Use a Kickstarter Campaign

As an inventor, the greatest accomplishment is to have an invention that is successful in the market because it meets the needs of consumers. One of the quickest ways to not only launch an invention into the consumer market but to also gain valuable insight into the market itself is through a crowdfunding campaign. One of the most popular crowdfunding sites, Kickstarter, has generated much success for countless projects. Launching and utilizing a campaign to your benefit is a simple process. Here’s a brief overview. Define Your Kickstarter Project • WHERE does your project fit within the Kickstarter guidelines? In […]
March 6, 2015

Who Are Venture Capitalists?

One of the true marks of a great invention is sharing it with consumers and seeing its success firsthand as it meets a widespread need for the market. But, launching an invention into the market doesn’t happen overnight. The process itself requires not only strategic planning and development, it also requires capital, ideally in the form of investors. Who are venture capitalists? Venture capitalists are not typically wealthy investors whose entrepreneurial spirits lead them to sharing their fortune. Rather, they are strategically placed private investors who often comprise limited partnerships with pooled investments which are then used to fund companies […]
March 13, 2015

Angel Investors and Venture Capitalists: What’s the Difference?

Venture Capitalists: The Basics Venture capitalists, as we mentioned in a previous article, are typically part of a larger investment firm utilizing a large pool of capital to take investment risks on start-up companies or those seeking to expand in the market. These individuals are often protected by their firms which, as a result, take larger hits when investments turn south and, vice versa when investments are successful. Venture capitalist firms can vary in size and knowledge, often providing a diverse range of industry experience with a focus on business management and marketing, networking and portfolio management. Venture capitalists often […]
May 15, 2015

Where can you find angel investors?

Finding an angel investor is not an easy task but, in the event that you do find an angel investor it will undoubtedly be a great payoff for you during the invention process. Angel investors do not simply hang around coffee shops or community networking events with the intent to be found; generally, you must be referred to an angel investor. Typically, angel investors often want to be directly or indirectly involved with their investments. Because of this, they tend to invest in businesses geographically closer as involvement becomes much easier in terms of time and effectiveness. Immersing yourself in […]