Cyndx Announces Investment by Rakuten Capital

Funding to accelerate product development and support global expansion NEW YORK, NY – Cyndx Holdings LLC (“Cyndx”) today announced that Rakuten Capital, the investment arm of global innovation leader Rakuten, Inc., headquartered in Tokyo, is making an investment into Cyndx and its subsidiaries, Cyndx Networks LLC and CDX Advisors LLC.…

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Cyndx Announces Investment by Rakuten Capital
Cyndx named one of the most influential FinTech companies of 2018

Cyndx named one of the most influential FinTech companies of 2018

Financial Technology (FinTech) describes the use of innovative technologies, deep learning, and big data to make an impact in the financial sector. The rapid emergence of FinTech has led to the 'modernization' and reorganization of the economic bedrock. Cyndx is an example of how a FinTech company can impact traditional,…

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Recommended Due Diligence: What to Prepare for Investors

Preparing for Due Diligence . When you plan to raise capital from investors, you should be prepared to provide them with documents relating to all areas of your firm. Investors play a high-risk game, especially when investing in early and growth stage companies. Investors want to know whether you can…

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Recommended Due Diligence: What to Prepare for Investors
60 Second Elevator Pitch: Breakdown

60 Second Elevator Pitch: Breakdown

. A typical elevator pitch takes around 60 seconds to deliver. Now you can learn how to construct one in less than 60 seconds too. . 0-10 seconds Hook the listener with an outstanding fact about the problem your firm is addressing. .Did you know ___ ? . 10-20 seconds…

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Value your startup like a Venture Capital Firm: The VC Method

How do we define value when it comes to a startup? Whether you are looking to evaluate your business for operational purposes or are preparing for a capital raise, trying to lock-down a justifiable valuation is tricky. In a Venture Capital firm, investors understand the risks associated with early stage…

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Value your startup like a Venture Capital Firm: The VC Method
What Investors are looking for in a Growth Stage Company

What Investors are looking for in a Growth Stage Company

Investors are curious but busy individuals. Daily, they receive hundreds of e-mails, cold calls, and pitches about the “next revolutionary idea”. Naturally, this barrage of business plans can grow weary even to the most passionate investor. So how can we, as entrepreneurs, ensure that our billion dollar idea stands out…

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Content Essentials of Pitch Decks

Preparation is key when trying to raise capital. Not only do investors prefer working with companies who are ready for their raise, they prefer clear organization in presentation. It is vital for you, as the leader of your firm, to keep your firm's road-map transparent to overall strategy. Simple as…

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Content Essentials of Pitch Decks
Seed vs. Series A: which to consider for your capital raise

Seed vs. Series A: which to consider for your capital raise

Financing rounds come in all shapes, sizes, and letters. Each raise has its own characteristics and players, and is situational to the current company’s position in the market. Most commonly, confusion arises among early stage financing, particularly with the benefits of seed vs. Series A financing. What classifies each, and who…

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What are convertible notes (and why investors love them)

When you are looking to raise capital, a lot of options are available with a lot of strings attached: Bootstrapping Credit Cards Friends and Family Equity Financing Bank Loans Larceny (not recommended) Crowd fundraising For a budding entrepreneur it all can be quite overwhelming. Even for seasoned and serial entrepreneurs,…

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What are convertible notes (and why investors love them)
Equity vs Debt: which is best to finance your business?

Equity vs Debt: which is best to finance your business?

Figuring out how to finance your business is an important consideration with major consequences. For startups and growth companies, raising capital typically comes in two forms:  Equity capital and Debt capital. As an entrepreneur, you must be aware of the benefits and repercussions associated with either, or a combination of the two.…

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Understanding your Company’s Burn Rate

Raising capital is difficult, even for the most experienced of entrepreneurs. However to achieve the growth and scale that is needed to amplify business operations, raising capital is critical. The injection of capital from an investor affords opportunities to develop products, hire staff, expand geographical horizons, or to integrate new…

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Understanding your Company’s Burn Rate
Cap Tables 101: Managing your Startup’s Cap Table

Cap Tables 101: Managing your Startup’s Cap Table

Picture this: It’s the summer of 2017. You decide to open up an ice-cream store, selling organic, naturally flavored ice-creams. As an entrepreneur, and hungry to scale, you realize that you need more money to grow your firm’s operations. At this point, you decide to offer ownership and voting rights…

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