Category Archives: Fundraising 101

  1. 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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  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. 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: 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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  5. 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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