Category Archives: Best Practices

  1. 3 Things Top Angels Do That You’re Probably Missing

    It’s tempting to jump into angel investing when you hear of the track records of successful angels. But before you rush in, know that successful angels have refined their investing philosophy and process over time.     We work with leading angel investors daily and here’s what they recommend new angel investors focus on.  …

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  2. 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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  3. Ten Tips for Avoiding the Start-Up Valley of Death for Science and Technology Companies

    As science and technology start-ups are navigating their way to profitability, they often raise early-stage funding to prove that their technology and business models work and that the market wants what they’re selling. When that takes longer than expected, companies can find themselves running out of cash and still nowhere close to reaching the milestones…

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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. Have A Moonshot Idea? The NSF is the investor for you!

    From sending a man to the moon to putting a portable computer in everyone’s pocket, today’s technological and scientific renaissance is the product of great innovators — people who push boundaries and test the limits of science and technology as we know it. But the brightest minds must first be given the opportunity to experiment…

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