Tough Times Don’t Have to Mean Tough Terms: Leveraging Financial and Cap Table Modeling in VC Negotiations
When capital is scarce, VCs may tighten their terms to reduce their risk. Here’s how to think through three of the most common preferred terms to ensure you don’t give away too much of your company.
Tell a Compelling Story: Pitch Deck Components That Persuade
To persuade investors to fund your startup, your pitch deck must do more than present a solid business case. It must generate an emotional response.
Successful SaaS Fundraising: Navigating the Evolving Landscape
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.
Julio C. Ortiz
Strategies for Raising Startup Capital in Small Markets
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.
Feeding the Future: An Overview of Agrifood Technology
As environmental, social, and demographic factors increasingly put pressure on traditional food production, investors and entrepreneurs are turning to innovation. Many promising startups are emerging, all with a focus on producing food in a more efficient and sustainable way.
Feeding the Future: An Overview of the Agrifood Industry
The amount of money pouring into Agrifood tech has increased more than sixfold since 2012: from $3 billion to almost $18 billion. In the first part of this series, we examine the three changing conditions making this field ripe for innovation and analyze emerging technologies.
Financial Forecasting When Modeling With Missing Data
A financial forecast is a map that leads investors to the end goal. Most forecasts fail because they assume the ability to capture a market without detailing the assumptions to get them there. Startup financial models must be granular, with no missing steps from points A to Z.
Sean Kae Siang Lim
The Power of Choice: Bootstrapping vs. Venture Capital
As a founder, how should you decide how to fund your start up and think about bootstrapping vs. venture capital? Each comes with advantages and limitations. A framework can help compare the two and decide how to get funding for a startup.
State of the Venture Capital Industry in 2019 (with Infographic)
Over the past decade, venture capital funding has risen by 17% annually to a figure $254 billion. What factors have contributed to this surge and what do they mean for the industry going forward?
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