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Preferred Stock: Quick Guide For Startup Founders

Everything a startup founder needs to know about preferred stock in venture capital financings.

Greg Miaskiewiczby Greg Miaskiewicz • 7 min read

The Most Important Questions to Ask Venture Capitalists As a Founder

You can't build your startup without money. And you can't get money without being good at talking to investors. Find out how to talk to VCs and increase your chances of getting funding for your company.

Greg Miaskiewiczby Greg Miaskiewicz • 7 min read

What Is a Side Letter In Venture Capital Deals

When you are incorporating your startup, you need to decide how many shares to authorize. Most startups authorize 10 million common shares when first setting up their corporation.

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Most Favored Nation (MFN) Clause in Startup Investing: What it is and how it works

Learn what the Most Favored Nation clause means in investing, how it is used in startup financing agreements, and why investors like it so much.

7 Types of Startup Investors Who Can Fund Your Company

Find out everything a founder has to know about different types of startup investors, including angels, startup syndicates, VCs, accelerators and more.

Michał Kowalewskiby Michał Kowalewski • 15 min read

The Key Questions Venture Capitalists Ask When You Pitch Your Startup

It's the job of venture capital investors to ask questions. Here, we cover the basics of what to expect.

Greg Miaskiewiczby Greg Miaskiewicz • 7 min read

How to Find the Right Angel Investors for Your Startup

Angel investors are wealthy individuals who invest their own money in startups. Learn more about finding the right investors for your startup.

Jason D. Rowleyby Jason D. Rowley • 12 min read

Why You (Probably) Shouldn't Raise From Non-Accredited Investors

When you're raising money for a startup, non-accredited investors are going to be more trouble than they're worth. This article explains why.

Beth Zhaoby Beth Zhao • 14 min read

What percentage of stock should I reserve for preferred stock investors?

Learn about preferred stock and why you don't set aside preferred shares for investors when starting a company.

Stefan Nageyby Stefan Nagey • 12 min read

What is Stock Dilution?

When a company authorizes new stock, the value of existing stock is reduced. Here's the why and how.

Capbase Staffby Capbase Staff • 7 min read

How do SAFEs and Convertible Notes Convert in a Priced Round

Learn everything you need to know about selling SAFEs and convertible notes

Capbase Staffby Capbase Staff • 10 min read

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