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.

Top 10 Online VC Resources for Startups and Investors

If you are looking for information on VC, you often need to surf through the clutter on the Internet.  While you may very well find what you're looking for, it's easy for you to experience information overload.  But no worries, [...]

By | August 30th, 2016|Categories: Guides|Tags: , |

Looking for Trustworthy Equity Investors: Consider “Friends and Family First”

Can Friends and family equity funding work for your startup? Yes, absolutely. But be aware - you're treading on thin ice How many times have we all heard “never mix money/business and family” or the same for money/business and friends? [...]

By | August 23rd, 2016|Categories: Guides|Tags: , |

Impact Investing: What is it and Why Should Startup Founders Care?

Impact investing is a new term that's come into the investment sector less than a decade ago. Few people actually understand what it is, or who it benefits, but it's actually very simple to understand when broken down in simple [...]

By | August 16th, 2016|Categories: Guides|Tags: |

Top 8 Crowdfunding Platforms That Cater to Startups

You've decided that crowdfunding is the best funding fit for your startup. Now what? There are so many crowdfunding platforms to choose from, but not all of them are suitable for you.  So, how to narrow down on your choices? [...]

By | August 9th, 2016|Categories: Funding Platforms|Tags: , , |

5 People Traits Angels Consciously Look For in Their CEOs

People traits matter to angels more than you think. Most angel investors are a very different breed of individual than their money-hungry VC counterparts. A VC will forgive almost any character flaw. They couldn't care less about your education, and [...]

By | August 2nd, 2016|Categories: Startups|Tags: |

Expert Q&A on Alternative Business Funding with Min Fang, Co-founder of Harper Partners

When looking for growth capital for your startup or established business, you often need to be more creative these days. While VC funding is great and bank loans are, well, mainstream, those options are often challenging to access. There are [...]

By | July 19th, 2016|Categories: Interviews|Tags: |

How to Create a Believable Startup Valuation to Pitch Early Stage Investors With

One of the worst things you, a startup owner, can do is to leave an accurate valuation out of their pitch deck presentation. Nobody, not even your most beloved family member, is going to touch your business with a ten-foot [...]

By | July 1st, 2016|Categories: Strategy|Tags: |

The 3 Core Values Behind Any Graceful Exit Strategy

During my time as an entrepreneur, I've had the privilege to talk with several CEOs. One such story I'm often reminded of when it comes to planning and/or executing a graceful exit strategy from a company is a great example [...]

By | July 1st, 2016|Categories: Strategy|Tags: |

5 Key Steps to Getting Into a Startup Accelerator

For startup founders out there with a great idea, but still yet lacking the business acumen and resources needed to take their business to the next level, business accelerators are just what the good doctor ordered. Many in the business [...]

By | June 26th, 2016|Categories: Accelerators and Incubators|Tags: |