Fundraising

Going Crazy Managing A Fundraise? 5 Practical Guidelines For Entrepren...

At Tau Ventures we believe the fundraising process is always a bit broken — it works for some startups some of...
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Fundraising Intermediaries? Why Entrepreneurs Don’t Do It, And W...

When it comes to startup fundraising, using intermediaries is looked disfavorably in many if not most ecosystems. Three key reasons for...
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Crowdfunding? 3 Principles For Entrepreneurs

Oculus. Glowforge. Flow. Exploding Kittens. Veronica Mars. Tile. The Coolest Cooler. BauBax. Fidget Cube. What do all of these companies have...
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Be a Better Entrepreneur

Entrepreneurs always look for the right recipe to increase the odds of success. Steve Blank was probably one of the “recipe”...
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Pre-emptive round? 4 Ways To Decide How Startups Should Approach It

Someone wants to give you money before you start fundraising? When you still have cash in the bank? And you are...
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Virtual Fundraising For Startups — A Q&A

Q&A with Eileen Wu Raise Partners CEO and Sand Hill Network Co-Founder, Former CNN and CNBC Reporter/Producer Has virtual fundraising leveled...
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Nitty-Gritty Details Will Make (or Kill) Your Valuations. Here’s Why...

Genius is in the details that other people skim.  Answer me honestly. When’s the last time you bothered to read beyond...
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Fundraising is badly misunderstood

If there is one thing that most startups misunderstand entirely, that’s probably fundraising. Thus, they create their own mental image of...
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Raising A Startup Round? How And When To Share Fundraising Updates

How long does it take to raise capital? Why am I not getting term sheets when other companies are? Is that...
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SAFE: Great (Esp For Entrepreneurs), As Long As Done Safely

Simple Agreement for Future Equity, or SAFE, is an increasingly popular instrument for fundraising especially at the earliest stages of a...
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What Is With All These Names And Numbers? 5 Major Ways In Which A VC I...

So a VC is investing in you — great news. But then you see a string of names and numbers in...
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Advisors In Your Startup? 4 Ways To Best Work With Them

Advisors, as the name says, can give advice that becomes the difference between success and failure for an entrepreneur. But beyond...
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