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Anatomy of Seed Stage Convertible Notes

As I outlined in my last post, convertible notes are the most frequently used instrument for raising capital at the seed stage. This article describes their key...

Choosing the Right Seed Financing Instrument for Startups

When I advise startups or investors about structuring a seed-stage investment, I explain that there are a number of different instruments to choose from.  They vary in complexity...

Friends and Family—A Good Funding Source?

It is tempting. It is difficult to raise funds from angels and VCs, especially when most of what you have is just an idea. I get it. ...

5 Tips for Entrepreneurs Raising Capital

Raising capital for a start-up company can be nerve-wracking. Anyone who has ever bootstrapped a venture knows that looking for outside money lifts your endeavor  an entirely...

Should Your Start-Up Use Crowdfunding?

Before you jump head-first into crowdfunding, it is important determine whether your start-up business is ready to tackle a crowdfund campaign to reach your funding goal. Below...