Understanding the Common Investment Structures for a Seed or Angel Round

businessman selling growth I’ve previously written about the steps that startups and emerging companies need to take to prepare for an angel or seed round, one of which is becoming familiar with the popular investment structures that are available. With the variety of funding options out there, it’s easy to feel confused or overwhelmed when deciding how to go about raising funds. In this post, I’ll explain more about the most common investment structures, to help you develop a customized funding strategy that works for your particular business. [Read more…]

5 Questions to Answer As You Prepare Your Startup for a Seed or Angel Round

StartupLast month I wrote about the four stages of startup capital – (1) the seed round, (2) the angel round, (3) the venture round, and (4) the bridge/pre-ipo stage round. This month we’ll take a look at what startups need to do to prepare themselves for a seed or angel round. [Read more…]

The Founders’ Intro to Raising Startup Capital

For many startup founders, what led them into the risky but thrilling world of starting their own company was technology, innovation, the ability to affect the world, and the freedom of being their own boss. Learning the ins and outs of financing, attracting investors, and understanding how to comply with state and federal securities laws is probably not at the top of the list of a startup founder’s most favorite things. But, given that the vast majority of startups will rely on outside financing in their early years while they progress in stages of production and expansion, their founders are going to eventually need to do some real-world study in the basics of raising startup capital in order to grow their business while protecting their vision. [Read more…]