Investors

5 Things to Keep in Mind When Picking Investors

tl;dr – Startup founders need to consider items beyond capital when choosing investors to join their team.  You must assess investors for personality fit, fund horizon, time commitment, the ability to fill gaps, and belief in you and your team.   As a startup founder, picking the right investors for [...]

By |November 24th, 2020|Categories: Investors, Team|0 Comments

How to Properly Raise Seed Capital from Family & Friends

In my last post we ran through a scenario where a founder excitedly decided to sell equity to her uncle, an unsophisticated investor. That decision led to the unintended consequences of inflating the value of the company’s stock at an early stage as well as creating a giant tax liability [...]

By |July 2nd, 2019|Categories: Fundraising, Investors|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Your Startup’s Initial Investors – Up to Series Seed

tl;dr - A high-growth startup will likely eventually need outside capital. Family and friends invest in companies when they are little more than an idea. Angels invest when the startup starts to gain traction. Traditional accelerators invest cash as well as resources for a piece of equity. Seed funds write [...]

5 Things to Keep in Mind When Picking Investors

tl;dr – Startup founders need to consider items beyond capital when choosing investors to join their team.  You must assess investors for personality fit, fund horizon, time commitment, the ability to fill gaps, and belief in you and your team.   As a startup founder, picking the right investors for [...]

By |November 24th, 2020|Categories: Investors, Team|0 Comments

How to Properly Raise Seed Capital from Family & Friends

In my last post we ran through a scenario where a founder excitedly decided to sell equity to her uncle, an unsophisticated investor. That decision led to the unintended consequences of inflating the value of the company’s stock at an early stage as well as creating a giant tax liability [...]

By |July 2nd, 2019|Categories: Fundraising, Investors|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Your Startup’s Initial Investors – Up to Series Seed

tl;dr - A high-growth startup will likely eventually need outside capital. Family and friends invest in companies when they are little more than an idea. Angels invest when the startup starts to gain traction. Traditional accelerators invest cash as well as resources for a piece of equity. Seed funds write [...]

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