Who Just Raised A $225 Million Financing in North Carolina?
SEPTEMBER 20, 2015
Last Tuesday, while I was enjoying a week off the grid, AvidXchange announced they had raised a $225 million financing led by Bain Capital Ventures. I’m psyched to be joining the board of a company co-founded and run by Mike Praeger, a friend of mine for over 20 years. The post Who Just Raised A $225 Million Financing in North Carolina?
Is the Financing Really Done?
AUGUST 28, 2011
They do not even need to use a clause in the agreement to abandon the financing. The whole point is that a financing is not done until you close and have spent all the money. The bottom line is, don’t get arrogant when you are about to close on a financing; be happy, be excited, be grateful, but cautious. Not so fast!
Startup Blog: Startup Basics Recap from Interview
JUNE 6, 2011
In addition, a strong network will help in being introduced to funds line the IMAF-fund in Charlotte, NC and this is the case for many Venture funds.
3 Main startup traits attract money and talent
SEPTEMBER 19, 2012
Other articles are in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of Examiner.com. believe that everyone uses the same criteria.
All I need is a lead
JANUARY 21, 2013
The result is that you fail to close on a financing. Remember, your financing is not complete until the money is in the bank!
Investors may be attracted to a startup for one of these
AUGUST 22, 2012
Other articles are in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of Examiner.com. Investments come in different forms.
You may never see what I see
SEPTEMBER 25, 2012
Other articles are in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of Examiner.com. As an example, the photo above shows a picture of an animal.
Be known for reliability and honesty
SEPTEMBER 26, 2012
Other articles are in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of Examiner.com. How far out of the box are you willing to go?
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OCTOBER 28, 2015
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What Are You Talking About?
JANUARY 6, 2012
Other articles can be found in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of Examiner.com. pitch entrepreneur investor Startup presentation financingHave you ever spent 20 – 30 minuteslistening to someone and really have no idea what the person was talking about?You You heard them, but the presentation was not clear to you!
Investor meetings will not happen if they do not believe what you send
SEPTEMBER 24, 2012
Other articles are in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of Examiner.com. entrepreneur investor marketing Startup presentation financin
Avoiding sticker shock from service providers
AUGUST 29, 2012
Owing fees for services payable at the close of a financing is more common than you think. Other articles are in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of Examiner.com. entrepreneur Startup management agreements budget financingFew companies will operate with employees as the sole source of workers for your company.
Finding Investors is highly dependent on your ability to network
OCTOBER 29, 2012
Other articles are in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of Examiner.com. Grow your network far and wide. It will serve you well!
Sales and Marketing Is Up to the Startup CEO
JULY 16, 2012
successful set of meetings will end up with a closure of a financing and cash to run the company. CEOs sometimes hire finders or bankers to facilitate in the sales and marketing of a financing. These finance professionals help to bring interested parties together like a matchmaker. entrepreneur marketing Startup sales financin
Know the competition and key decision maker before your next pitch
OCTOBER 31, 2012
Other articles are in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of Examiner.com. My tactor is GREEN and the others RED.
I do not trust you is bad feedback
JULY 27, 2012
Other articles are published in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of Examiner.com. This is very SAD!
Angel Education is Sometimes Required
MAY 16, 2012
Typical terms on a convertible note include such things as: interest, discount, conversion definition, ties to future round of financing, and possibly liquidation preferences. Terms and structures of financings vary. Other articles can be found in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of Examiner.com.
It Takes Longer and Costs More
MAY 29, 2012
Other articles can be found in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of Examiner.com. strategy entrepreneur partnering Startup budget financingYou are planning the development of your technology and your budgets. You carefully outline the timelines milestones and key inflections for your company growth. This fact is generally true.
Starting Off the Year: Healthcare with a Twist
JANUARY 2, 2012
Other articles can be found in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of Examiner.com. entrepreneur Startup financing networkingIt shouldnot be a surprise to you to learn that I work heavily in the healthcarespace. assist several types ofbusinesses. Some are startup, some not-for-profit,some make money, and some do not.
Did You Forget Something?
FEBRUARY 1, 2012
Other articles can be found in the Charlotte,NC- small business section of Examiner.com. pitch entrepreneur partnering Startup financing networkingWhy is it thatsmart people sometimes forget to do smart things? I am always amazed at how stories from othersmatch my experiences and confirm failures of people trying to make contact.
MARCH 13, 2012
Your pitch to capture partners or financing may take multiple attemptswith substantial business progress over time to attract interest. Other articles can be found in the Charlotte,NC- small business section of Examiner.com. strategy pitch entrepreneur partnering investor presentation financing
Agile success generates great feelings
AUGUST 6, 2014
The deal structures for the financing may follow the same pattern of making you feel ill or bringing a huge smile. Yes, it is a bit like THIS!
Dialing for Dollars
DECEMBER 20, 2011
One greatway to get non-dilutive financing is by partnering a product you may not wishto develop or sell yourself. Other articles can be found in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of Examiner.com. entrepreneur investor Startup financingChicken or Egg” is the bestanalogy one can provide to the situation you will face.
Lessons learned by local entrepreneurs
NOVEMBER 16, 2012
For some, small communities are more beautiful Big Council hosted a technology conference for entrepreneurs yesterday in Charlotte NC.
100 plus articles published in the Examiner
APRIL 10, 2013
The following articles are published in the Examiner.com and cover issues of startups and entrepreneurship. The list covers all articles published as of April 10, 2013. link] Are You an Entrepreneur? entrepreneur Startup management review leadership team negotiating
A Sprinkling of Unvalidated Vision May Pay Long Term Dividends
Launching Tech Ventures
FEBRUARY 12, 2011
Charlotte: This is a great reminder that in the turbulent markets we study, product-market fit is a moving target. VCs: Angels or Demons?
Selling and closing are essential to the success of business
SEPTEMBER 17, 2012
Even then, it may require constant pressure on the process until the financing is complete. Money: You got it and we want it!
Business Modeling is Process, not an Event
The Entrepreneurial Mind
FEBRUARY 27, 2012
While a business plan may be important to secure financing, a business model is what will guide the entrepreneur through the inevitable trial and error of finding the best fit in the market. As a result, our operation in Charlotte never reached profitability. Keeping a business model current is critical for long-term success.
Dilution concerns by founders and investors
NOVEMBER 20, 2012
These companies may have developed on schedule, but the reduced economy and fear by investors slowed financings. In for a penny?”
Indecision can kill your business
AUGUST 9, 2012
For example, suppose you have multiple investor groups with different term sheets for your financing. Other articles are published in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of Examiner.com. UP OR DOWN ? One of the most difficult problems to tackle is deciding between multiple options. An analysis will help with the decision process.
Organization and consideration help in the tough spots
JULY 17, 2013
This is housekeeping but it usually happens when finances become tight and you try to trim the expenses. mail questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Need Money? A Few Links to Possible Investors
AUGUST 17, 2011
recent article in CNN Money titled “ Cash is king: 8 tips for optimizing your startup financing strategy ” describes issues in developing a strategy toward raising capital. Another way to find possible VCs is to look at competition and see which firms invested in their financings. Some startups take smaller amounts of cash than others.
12 Things Successful People Do Before Breakfast
Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog
JANUARY 23, 2014
History teacher Charlotte Walker-Said told Vanderkam she spends the hours between 6 a.m. Are you starting your day off productively? and 9 a.m.
Are You Involved or Committed in a Startup?
AUGUST 2, 2011
For example, employees that live day to day on the salary will leave if they see finances become an issue for the company. Other articles can be found in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of Examiner.com. Each of these company participants will have their own attractions and interests in the company.
Do not create frustration by looking in the past
AUGUST 5, 2012
Perhaps, you are starting your 5 th company and decided to take a different route in financing the company because you were so diluted in the last 5 companies you will never make money. Other articles are published in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of Examiner.com. You can only alter your future.
Now You See it, Now you Do Not!
JANUARY 25, 2012
After much planning and having a deal done for the next financing, hereceived a call saying the fund was not going to go through the deal. Other articles can be found in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of Examiner.com. One of themost difficult of topics to discuss is the demise of your startup. This person is a great manager.
Mergers and acquisitions take thought and planning
AUGUST 15, 2012
The finances and valuations must provide the desired exit(s) for all of the founders. In addition, you may be planning an exit.
You Cannot Fix STUPID
JUNE 11, 2012
The CEO can focus on investors, finances, raising capital, PR, IR, partnering, legal, contractual matters, and general oversight. Other articles are published in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of Examiner.com. As an entrepreneur starting a company, you have a serious obligation to know or at least learn the business.
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Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog
MAY 20, 2014
million seed round of financing. Lolly Wolly Doodle. Young does a lot of public speaking, and he tells the Lolly story every chance he gets.
4 Steps to be a CEO in the KNOW or plan to GO
FEBRUARY 6, 2013
One example is a CEO with great fund raising and finance skills and no operational skills. The greater the EGO the greater the FALL!