For entrepreneurs the prospect of raising funds to propel business growth should come with a mix of excitement and fear. While taking angel and venture capital isn’t right for every startup, it may be the ideal financial structure to help you scale. Venture capital gives you the opportunity to raise significant amounts of funding by essentially selling a part of your company as you build it.

For that reason, entrepreneurs should understand that angel and venture capital is typically expensive money, so the smartest entrepreneurs will make sure to seek outside capital from those that can provide value in terms other than simply dollars.

If you are planning to meet with a potential investor, understanding what to expect when it comes to structuring venture deals will help ensure you get started on the right foot.

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