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  1. Fundraising 101: A Tale of Two Rules — Fundraising under 506(b) vs. 506(c)

    There are a million and one decisions facing an entrepreneur when it comes to fundraising. The size of the offering, what instrument, what terms, and who to call first are some of the most fundamental. One that’s often overlooked, but a potential lever for success, is choosing between two regulatory options under Regulation D (“Reg…

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  2. Fundraising 101: Pitch Perfect

    So you have this idea, right? And it could totally change the world. It’s based on some seriously complicated science and involves a lot of concepts and data that most people (including sophisticated angel investors and VCs) will struggle to understand. While you’ll be tempted to get into the finer nuances, what’s going to get…

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  3. Fundraising 101: Keeping Investors Updated

    As a startup founder, updating current and potential investors is key. Effectively communicating  your company’s progress will help keep investors engaged and excited about your efforts – and hopefully investing more in the future. So what should you share and how often? Here are the updates that investors have told us they find most valuable. Milestones: Have you reached…

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  4. Fundraising 101: What’s the Real Value of a Startup?

    Putting a value on your visionary idea–you know, the one that’s going to change the world–can be tricky. To you as a founder, your idea is priceless. To investors…not so much. In reality, it’s investors’ job to think about it differently and press down on valuation. Understanding their perspective with regard to valuation will help…

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  5. Fundraising 101: Priced Rounds vs. Convertible Debt

    Priced rounds and convertible debt are the tortoise and hare of the investing world. Convertible debt, although quick and relatively painless, comes with more risk for investors, while priced rounds thoroughly (and, yes, slower) consider every aspect of investment before both parties jump into a deal. Although the original story preaches that slow and steady…

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