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Funding & Finance

Helpful information to answer your financial and funding questions.

Capital Access Planning - A Guide to Valuation
Presentation made by John May, Managing Partner of the New Vantage Group and keynote speaker at the 2010 VT KnowledgeWorks Entrepreneurship Summit.

Center for Innovative Technology Entrepreneur
CIT Entrepreneur invests and leverages available funds for early stage technology companies with a high potential for technology commercialization, rapid growth, and downstream private equity financing.

The Entrepreneur's Resource for Finance
This site includes business financing sources directed to entrepreneurs looking for funding. Find Capital for your company through one of these sources. Review other web links and small business resources for entrepreneurs.

Executive Summary
Sample template of an executive summary - a helpful handout during an investor presentation.

Freemium Startup
Spreadsheet model for freemium businesses, including a summary of factors that drive freemium profitability, acquiring customers, and the drivers of customer lifetime value.

High Tech Startup Valuation Estimator
Cayenne Consulting is a full-service solutions provider for emerging businesses, focusing on business plan consulting and financial modeling. Our talented consulting team has worked with numerous clients in life science, software, Internet, telecommunications, manufacturing, and other high-growth markets.

Investor Fact Sheet
Refer to this sample template when developing a one-page company overview containing information desirable to investors.

LoanSpot connects Virginia entrepreneurs to financial & business assistance to help them start, manage, and grow their enterprises.

MoneyTree Report from PricewaterhouseCoopers
The MoneyTree Report is a quarterly study of venture capital investment activity in the United States. As a collaboration between PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association based upon data from Thomson Reuters, it is the only industry-endorsed research of its kind.

National Association of Seed and Venture Funds
The National Association of Seed and Venture Funds is an organization of innovation capital leaders: private, public and non-profit organizations committed to building their local economies by investing in local entrepreneurs.

PowerPoints from Basil Peters
PowerPoint presentations by Basil Peters, an angel investor with a passion for exit transactions. After being an investor for a couple of decades he finally realized that successful investing requires two things: making the right investment decisions and getting your money back.

SBA Loan Programs
SBA – Financing Your Business, provides information about raising capital for your business. It includes information about eligibility and preparation, SBA loans, contract surety bonds, equity capital, and special purpose loan programs.

Small Business Finance allows you to search the funding criteria of over 4,000 sources for business loans, venture capital, equipment leasing, and commercial real estate financing. You can search by type of funding (e.g., working capital or equipment finance), or you can limit your search to funding sources for existing businesses.

Small Loan Sources
A comprehensive list of small loan sources. Data compiled by the Virginia Department of Business Assistance (VDBA). 

Valuation Models for Pre-Revenue Companies
Although there are dozens of models and thumb rules which angels use to apply a valuation for a pre-revenue venture, the most popular nine models are highlighted in this attachment compiled by John May, Managing Partner of the New Vantage Group and keynote speaker at the 2010 VT KnowledgeWorks Entrepreneurship Summit.

Virginia Guide to Business Incentives
A complete guide to the discretionary and tax incentives, training, regional and financial assistance, technical support, and more in Virginia.

Virginia's Incentives Policy
Incentives in economic development are frequently discussed but often inadequately understood. Virginia takes very seriously her stewardship of public dollars and aims always to make wise investments. Click on the link to learn more.

Why Business Plans Don't Get Funded
The importance of a good business plan.

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