Posts by Jorine Zandhuis

  1. Keeping the Patient in Mind: An Interview with Roslyn Potter

    Little matters more to Dr. Roslyn Potter than the health and well-being of the patients at the end of the pharmaceutical pipeline: “People tend to forget that, at the end of this process, there’s a patient who is hoping that someone comes up with something to help them.” After a long career in the pharmaceutical…

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  2. What You Need Before You Go After Angels

    Without capital, it’s hard for startups to grow. So, it’s no surprise that in their rush to start fundraising, entrepreneurs leap into the process without getting all of their ducks in a row. Before jumping in head first, take a breath and prepare yourself by making sure you know what investors are looking for so…

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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. Fundraising 101: Terms Sheets

    Learning that investors are interested in your company is one of the most important milestones for a startup. There’s finally someone out there who sees what you see: a promising upstart brimming with potential. But in the midst of this exciting time, you have to ensure that you understand the terms that the investor is proposing…

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