So you think you have the next great idea! A sure-fire business success waiting to happen and you know if you can just get that idea before someone with money that you’ll be on your way to start up funding, right? Sorry, but no, it’s not that simple; there are many types of funding vehicles and as many different investor personalities as there are ideas.
Angel funding NYC might be the new catch-phrase. Venture capital in the very earliest stages has seen a steep increase over the past two years. Dow Jones VentureSource measured a 52% increase in venture-capital seed investments in consumer Internet companies nationally in 2011 compared with 2010. A report last month by research firm CB Insights found that quarterly seed-stage funding for Internet companies has jumped dramatically over the past 10 quarters. In the first quarter of 2010, there were 20 seed deals; in the second quarter of 2012, there were 111, more than five times as many.