Capital Markets

Top 10 Mistakes When Asking VCs for Money

There is more pressure than ever to get it right.
CFO.com StaffMarch 7, 2001

What’s the best way to get money from a venture capitalist? What shouldn’t you do if you are seeking capital?

The answers to these questions are especially critical these days as the availability of capital has heavily dried up ever since tech stocks and Internet stocks began to blow up a year ago.

The pressure these days to get the pitch to VCs right is enormous. Suddenly, a slick-sounding business plan and a few numbers just won’t do it.

BeaconVentureCapital.com and the National Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers (NCEC) put together a “top 10” list of mistakes committed by entrepreneurs seeking capital, which can kill all hopes of receiving financial backing.

Click here to view list.