As a former entrepreneur and current investor, I'm often approached by friends, or friends of friends, for advice regarding their startup companies. One of the most frequent questions I get is, "Why am I having so much trouble raising money?"
Well, aside from a flip, "They just aren't that into you," what are the real reasons investors hesitate to invest, and what is the "investor speak" they use to communicate their reluctance?
* Market size appears too limited.
* The business idea fails to ...