About Ivan Widjaya

Ivan Widjaya is the Founder of Funding Note, an online publication offering tips, information and resources on everything related to business funding and financing.

5 Point Checklist for Securing VC Funding

As your startup continues to grow, it's inevitable that you'll want to secure venture funding to continue on an upward trajectory with your business. While angels are known for cutting checks up to the $100,000 range, VCs will hand over [...]

By | August 16th, 2017|Categories: Raising Capital|Tags: , |

3 Bootstrapping Tips to Quickly Get a New Startup in the Black

Bootstrapping falls somewhere in the top 3 list of most common ways that startups choose to fund their business. While this frugal practice can't possibly guarantee you success in the end, it's certainly a great way to keep an equity [...]

By | August 4th, 2017|Categories: Raising Capital|

Was Your Business Loan Rejected? Here’s Why

When you want to expand your business a loan can be very instrumental in the business operations. However, it’s not always easy to secure a loan and for business with no prior experience, it can be very frustrating. Most banks [...]

By | August 1st, 2017|Categories: Guides|Tags: |

Unique and Creative Ways to Get Funds for Your Business

If you are trying to run a small business, you have probably already come across a number of different obstacles. Small businesses are hard to get off the ground and even harder to keep running, but they can be extremely [...]

By | May 6th, 2017|Categories: Raising Capital|Tags: , |

How Angels Ensure the Highest ROI Possible

Angels are a unique breed when it comes to investors. They're usually self-made, make decisions mostly based on their gut feelings about a given opportunity, and are often considered more approachable than the big bad venture capitalist sharks of the [...]

By | April 5th, 2017|Categories: Investing|Tags: , |

Corporate vs. Private VC: What are the Similarities and Differences?

In total, some $56-billion dollars was invested into the North American startup economy by VCs in 2016 (data is accurate as of October 2016.) Numbers don't lie and those are big numbers! Venture capitalists are definitely a large part of [...]

By | January 6th, 2017|Categories: Guides|Tags: , , |

5 Ways to Secure Working Capital When Investors Say No

Working capital is a sure sign of a company's health. When this particular health marker is low or nil, a company isn't able to keep up with their short term expenses and monthly bills (ie., accounting liquidity). Investors Not Likely [...]

By | November 10th, 2016|Categories: Raising Capital|Tags: |

New Startup Investing Platform: Is AngelList’s Republic Right for Your Company?

Republic is a recently released startup investing platform. It's an offshoot of the popular AngelList crowdfunding platform. The goal with this particular platform is to take the Silicon Valley successes that AngelList has helped to achieve and make it more [...]

By | October 24th, 2016|Categories: Funding Platforms|Tags: , , , |

How Angel Investors Can Avoid Being Scammed by Startups

There's no shortage of advice out there for angel investors looking to make sound investments in the growing startup space – both inside and outside Silicon Valley. If you're looking for advice on reading balance sheets or performing the most [...]

By | October 12th, 2016|Categories: Strategy|Tags: , |

Business Loan Application Turned Down? How to Turn a Lender’s NO Into a Resounding YES

As an entrepreneur, you’ve probably experienced plenty of rejection by now. You’re used to hearing the word “no,” but you wouldn't be where you are today if you weren’t persistent in your ventures. Just as you’ve overcome rejection from prospective [...]

By | September 29th, 2016|Categories: Strategy|Tags: , |