When you are starting a business the first--and perhaps most important--question is whether it is the right time to raise capital. This is a good starting point for doing the analysis with your company.
The revenue stage is an exciting time, for both the entrepreneur and the investor. It's great for the entrepreneur since revenues can be applied toward operating costs. It is even greater for the investor since he now does not have to second guess if there are customers who are willing to fork over their money to buy your company's offering.
TinyCo already makes top-selling iOS and Android games. And now, with the help of a billion-dollar venture capital firm, it's formed an investment fund to help more mobile game coders write hit apps. Gamers turned entrepreneurs--it's the new digital economy.
I have gone to a few financial events and have witnessed some really unique situations out there in the investing world for seed and early stages. Some observations are encouraging and some not so encouraging.
Foursquare is reportedly on the verge of landing a large venture capital investment which will let it dramatically expand its enterprise, according to people in the know. We know it's hot technology ... but what's Foursquare's direction going to be?