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Startup Fundraising

Startup fundraising 101. Everything you need to know as a founder to raise money for your new startup company, including key financing terms, YCombinator SAFE agreements, convertible notes, term sheets, investor due diligence, venture debt, non-dilutive startup financing sources and more. Learn how to negotiate with investors and close the deal when you pitch them on your startup.

Venture Debt Financing For Startups

Venture debt financing can give your company access to working capital, while minimizing share dilution. Learn the ins and outs with our complete guide.

Bryce Warnesby Bryce Warnes • 10 min read

What is a Startup Syndicate and How Does it Work?

Learn how startup syndicates work, who creates startup syndicates, and the pros and cons of raising funds through startup syndicates.

Greg Miaskiewiczby Greg Miaskiewicz • 10 min read

How Do Venture Capitalists Make Money?

James Hottensen explores the origins of Venture Capital and how VC's make money on each investment. Portfolio construction and logic is also covered with quotes from top-tier venture capitalists from the United States.

James Hottensenby James Hottensen • 7 min read
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Who Qualifies as an Accredited Investor?

Learn how to raise money from accredited investors while sticking to Reg D guidelines, and how crowdfunding equity can help your startup grow.

James Hottensenby James Hottensen • 7 min read

Startup Fundraising: Key Differences Between SAFEs and Convertible Notes

The SAFE has become more popular as a way of financing early stage startups since its creation in 2013. But convertibles notes are still used by investors around the world. We break down key differences between SAFEs and convertible notes.

James Hottensenby James Hottensen • 6 min read

What is a Signature Block in Legal Contracts?

Most people don't pay much attention to the signature block when a contract is signed. Signature blocks and conventions around signature in legal contracts serve an essential function in determining the validity of a contract such as an investor agreement or stock option award.

Nancy Thankiby Nancy Thanki • 2 min read

How Startup Equity Works: Common and Preferred Share Classes

Startups typically issue common shares to founders, employees, advisors and consultants; they issue preferred shares to investors as part of venture financing rounds The preferred class of stock in a startup is typically subdivided into series, each representing a different round of financing, like Series A, Series B, and so on.

James Hottensenby James Hottensen • 3 min read

How to Register A Company in the US: Everything You Need to Know as an Overseas Founder

Registering in the US opens the door to venture funding for overseas startups. Learn about the process for registering your company in the US as a foreign citizen, including incorporation, taxes, visas and more.

Greg Miaskiewiczby Greg Miaskiewicz • 9 min read

C Corporation or LLC: Which is the best entity for your startup?

Startup investors strongly prefer to invest in C Corporations over LLCs for tax and diligence reasons. The proceeds from selling stock in startups registered as C Corporations can be tax exempt due to Qualified Small Business Stock exemption.

Stefan Nageyby Stefan Nagey • 5 min read

How To Prepare Your Startup For Due Diligence

A breakdown of the due diligence process for startups, from early stage fundraising to acquisitions. Learn how to breeze through due diligence and close your financing deals quickly.

Stefan Nageyby Stefan Nagey • 7 min read

The Do's and Don'ts of Investor Pitches

Learn common mistakes to avoid when pitching your startup to investors.

James Hottensenby James Hottensen • 7 min read

Should I Join a Startup Accelerator?

Accelerators can play a huge part in your startup's growth. Here's how to choose the right accelerator for your startup.

Stefan Nageyby Stefan Nagey • 7 min read

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