Category: Finance

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, human-centered industries – such as…

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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 from the crowd? With 9…

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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 are the main investors that…

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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, usually it falls to the…

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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. Both offer situational advantages, however…

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