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How To Get a Term Sheet From An Investor in 2023: Guide For Startup Founders

Securing a term sheet is a critical milestone in the startup journey. This guide walks you through the process, providing clear, actionable steps to understand term sheets, investor expectations, and negotiation strategies.

Capbase Staffby Capbase Staff • 7 min read

Liquidation preference: A Guide For Startup Founders

In this article we dig deeper into liquidation preference in startup deals - how can it impact the shareholders and founders during a liquidity event.

Stefan Nageyby Stefan Nagey • 7 min read

What is a data room for investors?

Learn what a data room is, why it's important for startups to have data rooms for investors and how to use them effectively.

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What is a down round in startup financing?

Find out what is a down round, why they happen, what its implications are for a startup, what are the anti-dilution provisions, and what are alternative routes you can take to avoid a down round.

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

Discover the ins and outs of side letters in venture capital deals - an essential tool for investors and startups. Learn their purpose, benefits, and potential risks in this comprehensive guide for navigating complex negotiations.

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

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