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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.

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

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

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
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James HottensenBy James Hottensen • 7 min read

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

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

James HottensenBy James Hottensen • 7 min read

To file or not to file? Learn about Reg D filings and SEC compliance for startups raising funds from investors in priced financing rounds.

Stefan NageyBy Stefan Nagey • 7 min read

What is the right capital source for your startup? Learn about the different types of startup capital, such as venture capital, venture debt and non-dilutive funding.

Greg MiaskiewiczBy Greg Miaskiewicz • 5 min read

The key differences between priced and unpriced rounds and when startups use them for fundraising. Learn about key financing terms like preferred shares, convertible equity, valuations and valuation caps.

Stefan NageyBy Stefan Nagey • 5 min read

Twitter is an amazing platform for fundraising outreach when used effectively. Read this article and learn how to connect with investors on Twitter

James HottensenBy James Hottensen • 7 min read

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

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

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

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

Before you seek VC funding for your startup, you should know what venture capital firms are looking for when deciding to invest in a startup.

James HottensenBy James Hottensen • 7 min read

How YCombinator SAFEs work for startup fundraising. An in-depth look at key terms, like valuation cap, discount, and most-favored nation (MFN) status.

Greg MiaskiewiczBy Greg Miaskiewicz • 7 min read

An in-depth look at convertible notes and how these financing instruments are used by early stage startups.

Greg MiaskiewiczBy Greg Miaskiewicz • 5 min read

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

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