Should I squeeze a little extra capital out of my investor?

3:00AM | Tuesday, 26 March 2013 | Steve Torso

To answer this question properly, you need to first put yourself in the shoes of your investor.

What do investors look for in a good pitch?

3:07PM | Tuesday, 5 March 2013 | Steve Torso

Based on personal experience, here are the seven main things your potential investors will want to see during your presentation.

When should start-ups look to pitch for investment?

11:24PM | Thursday, 22 November 2012 | Andrew Sadauskas

Before you start searching for finance, you should decide on the type of investor you’re after and how much equity you’re willing to offer.

Can I get funding from the banks if I have customers, but no equity?

7:35PM | Monday, 23 July 2012 | Steve Torso

These days, it’s really difficult to get a business loan without equity. The good news is you may still have some hope of getting funding.

Does my elevator pitch have to last for exactly 30 seconds?

5:15PM | Wednesday, 23 May 2012 | Steve Torso

While you’re raising capital, you will literally explain your business plan a hundred times. When you add 10 seconds to a speech and deliver it a hundred times, that time adds up.

How many rounds of fundraising do I need?

3:36PM | Tuesday, 13 March 2012 | Steve Torso

The question of capital raising rounds is critical to your growth strategy, with some key aspects you must consider.

Do Australian investors keep a close eye on start-ups?

11:59PM | Wednesday, 30 November 2011 | Steve Torso

Australian investors do keep a close eye on starts-ups, just like American investors do. The question is: are you doing enough to impress them?

I'm being challenged in the niche my business occupies. Should I look for investors now?

10:50PM | Thursday, 20 October 2011 | Steve Torso

Under-capitalised markets leaders are tomorrow’s relics. If you believe you have discovered a niche with deep potential, work aggressively to exploit the market potential now.