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Articles Tagged - technology

SXSW V2V: Success!

By Startup Valley, Posted in Events

The series of festivals and conferences known collectively as South by Southwest (SXSW) has become a household name, notably for its merging of technology, entertainment, education and culture.  SXSW V2V, the newest addition to its lineup of events, was created for finding, financing, and developing new business. SXSW  Inc. (the company that hosts SXSW) has been cited for giving V2V multiple meanings, some of which are: “Vision to Venture,” “Visionaries to Vegas,” and &ldqu... read more.

Are You Suitable for Equity Crowdfunding?

By Startup Valley, Posted in Equity Crowdfunding

Equity crowdfunding is a new way for startup companies to finance their entrepreneurial endeavors as well as for individuals to be able to invest in these private companies. In the past, this type of investment was reserved for the wealthiest among us. Nowsmaller investors are being introduced to this genre more regularly. With equity crowdfunding, many non-accredited investors can invest small sums of money to fund startup businesses in return for shared equity.How Does Equity Crowdfunding Benefit Entrepre... read more.

Your Crowdfunding Pitch: What to Include

By Startup Valley, Posted in Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding is a proven method of securing funding for your startup business. Since the inception of crowdfunding, entrepreneurs have offered perks and rewards to their investors. With the upcoming approval of Title III of the JOBS Act, startup companies will be able to begin providing equity in their company in return for investment through equity crowdfunding. However, success with crowdfunding depends on a well-crafted video pitch. Your pitch must include a number of essential features, including s... read more.

What Investors Look For In a Startup

By Startup Valley, Posted in Investors

Many successful startup companies are responsible for introducing a product or service to market that has made a significant impact. This is one of the core factors that most investors will consider upon making a decision to fund your business. Of course, there are plenty more important aspects to analyze, somehave been listed below.PersonalityChances are, you’re heavily focused on the product you're trying to bring to market, but investors want to know some information about you. Specifically, they a... read more.

The Advantages of Crowdfunding for Tech Startups

By Startup Valley, Posted in Crowdfunding

Young companies, creative entrepreneurs and technology startups have the potential to fuel vibrant economies through crowdfunding. Startup businesses will soon have increased options for raising funds from thousands of small investors to convert ideas into reality.The JOBS Act opens new funding possibilities while maintaining the delicate balance entrepreneurs must negotiate between market forces and industry production. The SEC recently proposed regulations that will allow issuers to appeal directly for fu... read more.

5 Tips to Running a Successful Crowdfunding Campaign

By Startup Valley, Posted in Startups

Crowdfunding is a tool that helps businesses raise startup funds to begin selling new products or services. During 2012, supporters contributed about $2.7 billion to campaigns of this type. The unity and power of the crowd made it possible for many entrepreneurs to create apparel, books, gadgets, video games and other goods. However, your pitch must be strong prior to submitting your campaign on a crowdfunding portal, like StartupValley. Consider the following criteria in order to craft an effective campaig... read more.

The Most Common Mistakes Made by Startups

By Startup Valley, Posted in Startups

In recent years, many startups have changed the face of the information-age economy with hot new brands and services. This has inspired a new wave of entrepreneurial activity in many sectors, especially those related to new technology and mobile advancements. While it is never possible to guarantee the success of a business, here are a number of common mistakes many new entrepreneurs make that can have a major impact on their businesses. Entrepreneurs who watch out for these blunders stand a much better cha... read more.

Vote for Startups Fueling Big Business at SXSW 2014

By Startup Valley, Posted in Events

SXSW 2014 will be held on March 7-16, 2014 in Austin, TX. The powerful conference is known for showcasing up-and-coming musicians, underground movies and new tech startup businesses. Since 2007, SXSW has considered proposals as part of their program for SXSW Interactive. The PanelPicker was originally designed by Lindsey Simon, but has been redesigned by SXSW employees. The interface has been streamlined, while offering rich media content such as videos, informative presentations and documents.Do you want t... read more.

Grow Your Business Through Equity Crowdfunding

By Startup Valley, Posted in About StartupValley

In exchange for an ownership stake in your business, hundreds or thousands of investors will be able to line up to give your company the funding it needs to get off the ground, fulfill a large order or simply complete the first prototype of your new product. A Steady Pool of InvestorsOne of many reasons why equity crowdfunding can be such a great way to grow your business is because you can create a steady flow of investors. While some don't mind investing in a new idea before it is fully developed, other... read more.

Is Crowdfunding the Future of Investing?

By Startup Valley, Posted in Investors

In a world where funding for a new idea or business can be difficult to obtain, the concept and popularity of crowdfunding is appealing to many. It is a method that allows nearly anyone to raise startup capital for their next business venture. Instead of seeking out a loan from banks or traditional investors, you are able to pitch your ideas over the Internet in order to attract investors. The easier it is for a prospective business owner to obtain startup funds, the more the economy can benefit from the e... read more.