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Julio C. Ortiz

Successful SaaS Fundraising: Navigating the Evolving Landscape

By Julio C. Ortiz
Investors have been pouring capital into SaaS startups. But that doesn’t mean raising funds is easy. This guide to finding the right financing options can help lead you to the treasure in this tricky terrain.
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Aleksey N. Krylov, CFA

Thinking of Using a SPAC to Go Public? Here's What to Consider

By Aleksey N. Krylov, CFA
“I know more people that have a SPAC than have COVID” is a common refrain among finance professionals these days. So what’s driving the spike? Is a SPAC IPO right for your company?
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Frank Elvinger

Five Steps to Success: A Private Equity Fundraising Checklist

By Frank Elvinger
Raising money as a new private equity fund manager can be a daunting task. Breaking down the tasks into a checklist is an effective way of building a compelling and consistent investment strategy.
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Pierre-Alexandre Heurtebize

Why Investors Are Choosing Independent Sponsor Models vs. Traditional PE Funds

By Pierre-Alexandre Heurtebize
For investors fed up with private equity management fees on uncommitted capital, the independent sponsor model might be the answer. Pierre-Alexandre Heurtebize demystifies the growing model, analyzing the pros and cons from the perspective of investors as well as investee companies.
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Elizabeth J. Howell Hanano, CFA

Financial Modeling Case Study: OOVA

By Elizabeth J. Howell Hanano, CFA
Amy Divaraniya, CEO and co-founder of OOVA, created a product she knew the market needed. Yet, while she was pitching investors trying to close her seed round, she found that the financial projections needed a fresh pair of eyes.
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Brendan Fitzgerald

The Art of the Fundraising Pitch Deck

By Brendan Fitzgerald
The flow of a fundraising pitch deck is vital for striking a chord with investors and clearly displaying the narrative of the business. Going through a successful pitch deck slide by slide is one of the most effective ways to learn how to build a flow.
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Ali Al-Suhail

Creating a Narrative from Numbers

By Ali Al-Suhail
The key to a successful business plan is a coherent story built around financial projections and external context.
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Brendan Fitzgerald

Strategies for Raising Startup Capital in Small Markets

By Brendan Fitzgerald
Raising startup capital in smaller cities is harder than in prominent areas, like Silicon Valley. Strategies for fundraising must be tweaked to account for the different blend of investors on offer.
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Elizabeth J. Howell Hanano, CFA

Corporate Venture Capital: The Devil...or an Innovative Growth Channel?

By Elizabeth J. Howell Hanano, CFA
In industries seeing stagnant growth or a negative impact from uncontrollable, outside forces, many companies are turning to corporate venture capital as an alternative means to innovation. Yet, famed venture capitalist Fred Wilson once said that corporate venture capital was the “devil.”
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