In This Chapter
Getting the right advice
Building your management team
Using LinkedIn to get an investor
Searching for investments
Evaluating your potential investments
When you put lots of Internet-savvy, knowledgeable professionals who like to network on a big social networking site like LinkedIn, you're bound to have a community of people who are involved and interested in venture capital (VC), where specific firms provide millions (or tens of millions) of dollars in funding as well as support and board members for emerging companies that want to grow. Or you might run across professionals involved in angel funding, where wealthy investors invest up to a few million dollars of their own money in exchange for ownership percentages in emerging companies. You could say that LinkedIn has VC at its roots. LinkedIn founder ...