modesty aside, we think the Great Funding
Database is better. Here's why.
Ours is Bigger and
Broader. Yes, you will find information
on over 1,800 of the most active venture capital
and private equity funding offices in the U.S.
and other countries within the Great Funding
Database. But we also know it's valuable for you
to learn about other funding and entrepreneurial
education resources too. Within the Great
Funding Database you can find information about
micro-enterprise lenders, incubators, social
enterprise funders, small business development
centers, angel investment clubs and even funding
sources for entrepreneurs who would like to take
their companies public through reverse mergers
and PIPES (private investments in public
entities). Our service mission is to build the
Great Funding Database into the most convenient,
centralized entrepreneurial resource directory
on the Web!
Ours is Less
Expensive. The Great Funding Database is
great for entrepreneurs who like to get good
value for their money. You can pay several
hundred dollars for a list of venture funds or
you can pay one low annual TakeCommand
membership fee for 24/7 access to a database
directory that gives you so much more.
It’s Our Work.
TakeCommand has carefully researched the content
of its database with an eye to what matters most
to time-strapped startup entrepreneurs and
growth-oriented business owners. Because we
don't license database information from third
party sources we can make frequent changes to
our database to reflect new resource
The Great Funding Database includes many free resources that might help you develop a stronger business plan – possibly one that will make it easier for you to raise money, identify vendors and attract first employees to your organization. You'll also be able to read helpful tips that are posted within the “members only” section of the TakeCommand Web site. So join up and start building right from the start!
Yes, the Great Funding Database includes resources that are willing to invest in companies that are located anywhere in the United States, and sometimes internationally. We also hope to introduce you to local resources that you just haven't heard about yet.
Possibly. The database does include a small number of funding sources that maintain offices in Canada or are willing to invest in Canadian companies. The database also includes some venture capital resources for businesses located in China, Japan, Europe, India and Israel.
Once you join TakeCommand, you can search for funding and education resources that are most likely to be relevant to your needs. We'll sort through the database and post search results by the name of the organization, service location and Web site, if available. It's that easy. Members are then encouraged to read more about each funding and educational resource candidate as well as tips offered by TakeCommand on the factors that may help improve business viability and venture funding success.
our database is only available to members
through online searches. Once you join
TakeCommand you can come back and search the
database frequently for funding and education
resources that are relevant to your business's
TakeCommand is a service organization that is dedicated to helping startup and small businesses succeed. We know what is at stake. Every successful small business in America helps boost regional employment, income growth and productivity, especially in economically-depressed areas of the U.S. TakeCommand's community-building objective is to charge just enough fees to maintain our high service quality while reaching out in an affordable way to startup entrepreneurs in suburban, rural and urban areas.
Venture capital and small business finance expert and newspaper columnist Susan Schreter receives hundreds of letters each month asking for guidance on fundraising from entrepreneurs. As her column began to reach a nationwide audience, she found that she was devoting considerable time to personally answering letters and providing references to local funding and education sources. Her database of information grew too. Over time, her growing list of funding and educational resources became affectionately known to her friends, colleagues and business school students as “the monster,” “the great one,” “the great source” and eventually “the great funding database.” Overall, we at TakeCommand like to think of the database as great information for entrepreneurs who want to achieve great goals.
No, TakeCommand is an educational service organization. The organization does not act as an agent or represent its members for funding purposes. Entrepreneurs who are most likely to gain respect from funding sources take a leadership position in the fundraising effort. They don't wait around for others to identify opportunities for them and they believe in their own ability to research funding sources that best match their own business building interests.
No, TakeCommand does not charge fees to funding or education resources that are included in the Great Funding Database. However, we do accept corporate donations in support of our entrepreneurial education programs and make a limited amount of space available to advertisers to help sustain our service-oriented operations.
No, TakeCommand can not provide any funding guarantees. Funding decisions are made solely by the funding source. Further, TakeCommand does not endorse in any way the advice or services provided by any of the organizations highlighted in the Great Funding Database. The purpose of the Great Funding Database is to make it convenient for business owners to learn about funding and education resources that may provide services to the entrepreneurial community.
If you come across stale information, a non-working link or other information that you would like us to research for the benefit of our member entrepreneurs everywhere, write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org