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

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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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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