Fundraising

Brave New Seed? How Fundraising Has Changed For Startups Since COVID

We are coming up to two years since COVID truly hit the US. The first three months after Mar 2020 markets...
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Is There A Bubble? And 3 Practical Tips For Entrepreneur For 2022

If you are asking the question then you probably already believe in the answer. Pitchbook is a company focused on analysis...
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Common? Preferred? Founder? Making Sense Of Startup Shares

1) Preferred vs Common Historically there have been two types of stock: preferred and common. Preferred is for investors, common for...
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So Your VC Wants To Invest More? 5 Practical Tips For Entrepreneurs

If your VC wants to invest more in you then you have a good problem in your hands. Here are five...
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Uncapped Note? No Discount? Making Sense For Entrepreneurs

What is the right cap and discount for your convertible? Should you even have them at all? The latter used to...
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What is Up With These Mega Rounds? Making Sense Of The Startup Market

$530M round: Snyk snags another $530M as valuation rises to $8.5B $400M round: Cityblock Health raises another mega-round of funding, tipping...
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Signaling Risk? How Early Startups Can Work Best With Big Funds

Signaling risk typically happens when a large fund comes into an early round, creating an expectation in the market that they...
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Hardware is Hard — 5 Practical Tips For Startups To Raise Succes...

You had a great idea. You built a great team. You know that hardware is a significant part of the product...
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So My Startup Is Not Growing As Fast — 5 Practical Tips To Still...

Long sales cycle? Marketing got too expensive? Spent too much time fixing the product? There are so many reasons why things...
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Closing Your Startup Round? 5 Practical Guidelines

Previous articles have talked about party rounds and keeping momentum in your fundraising. This one will focus specifically on the close,...
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Have A Startup Idea? How To Raise A Pre Seed

The term pre seed has really become institutionalized in the last couple years, before that the idea / powerpoint stage wasn’t...
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Your Startup Is Doing Great? 5 Ways To Optimize The Fundraise Further

Examples of previous articles: Raising A Bridge Round — 3 Core Principles Insider Rounds — the Good, the Bad and the...
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