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Kauffman Foundation's New eVenturing Web Site Offers Entrepreneurs Detailed Information About Pitching Angel Financing; Articles by Entrepreneurs and Investors Provide Practical Guidance on How to 'Pitch the Angels'

December 2, 2005View for printing

Entrepreneurs ready to seek financing from angel investors to fund the start-up or growth of their business can find practical advice on how to make their pitches successful on the Kauffman eVenturing(TM) Web site , launched recently by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.

This month, the site features a collection of articles written by seasoned entrepreneurs and angel investors who provide useful guidance on everything from developing an effective 'elevator pitch' to clearly communicating how their business will generate financial returns for investors.

"Angel capital is becoming an increasingly important source of financing for entrepreneurs, and the competition for it is fierce," observed William H. Payne, an angel investor and a Kauffman Foundation entrepreneur-in-residence. "Entrepreneurs who are well prepared and know how to present their case clearly and convincingly have a big advantage in getting funding."

The common messages found throughout the eVenturing articles are that entrepreneurs need to know what angel investors are looking for, both in terms of information and format.

Following are highlights of this month's Kauffman eVenturing collection on pitching angels:

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