Ah, the old “burn the candle at both ends” method of building a business. I know it oh so well. I’ve never tried to raise start up money for a business before. Well, I guess Puppy Cow counts (you have until 10:22PM tonight to contribute!). But in terms of getting venture capitol or angel funding or any amount of real serious money to start up a business, man, I’d have no idea where to start.
I think it’d be really interesting to see a webcomic project obtain that kind of funding treating the webcomic as a startup business rather than a hobby. Hell, if I knew anything about business, I’d do it myself. I guess the trick is to figure out how to make it worth an investor’s financing. It typically takes at least five years for a webcomic to experience any kind of a profit and even at that, it’s pretty slim even at that point. I guess that’s probably why no one’s bothered with venture or angel investors. Still, it’d be neat to see if that business model could apply to the webcomic world.