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Hire a VP Finance Sooner Rather Than Later

Feld Thoughts

If you don’t have a VP Finance on your team reporting to you, do yourself, your team, and your investors a favor and go hire one right now. The post Hire a VP Finance Sooner Rather Than Later appeared first on Feld Thoughts. Management accounting cfo controller vp accounting vp financeThis is not a CFO.

We Will Never Need Another Financing

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“We will never need another financing.” ” “This financing will get us to cash flow breakeven.” ” “This is our last financing before we become profitable.” “This is the last financing we’ll ever need” is the lead in statement. Well – almost no money.

What Seed Financing Is For

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

Marc Andreessen posted a tweetstorm last week and he talked about how to think about seed financings and how they lead into Series A and Series B rounds. think that’s what seed financing should be used for. Feature request for Twitter: Please make it possible to permalink to and embed a tweetstorm. But I’m old school.

6 Early Warning Signs Your Business Finances Are Off Track

YFS Magazine

Protect cash reserves you have by having these important flags in place to immediately warn you when your business finances are going off track.

Finance Fridays

Feld Thoughts

They suggested we call this “Finance Fridays&# to bookend Fred’s MBA Monday’s – I checked with Fred to see if he was ok with this and his response was “Hell yes. He will be entering Chicago Booth to complete this MBA with a focus on entrepreneurship and finance in the Fall 2011. The more the merrier.&#.

Who Just Raised A $225 Million Financing in North Carolina?

Feld Thoughts

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?

7 Seed-Stage Funding Sources To Finance Your Startup

Startup Professionals Musings

challenge any entrepreneur, for example, to define the difference between "seed-stage" and "early-stage" financing.

AppDirect Is Hiring After Closing a $50 Million Financing

Feld Thoughts

The post AppDirect Is Hiring After Closing a $50 Million Financing appeared first on Feld Thoughts. Earlier this year, we took part in a $50 million Series D investment round in AppDirect. Headquartered in San Francisco, AppDirect makes it easy for businesses to find, buy, manage, and monitor cloud services from a central location.

When Financings Fall Apart

Ask The VC

Fundraising financing fundraisingRand Fishkin, the CEO & co-founder of SEOmoz, has an long, thorough, and incredibly detailed blog post up about  The $24 Million Moz Almost Raised. Rand does an awesome job of providing extensive details while maintaining confidentiality of the participants. Well done Rand – on many levels.

60 Simple Saving Strategies: Personal Finance Tips For Entrepreneurs

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13 Personal Finance Tips Entrepreneurs Should Live By

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Finance Grow money personal financeHere are 13 smart ways to set your life up for financial success.

?Mind Over Money: Save Big And Master Your Personal Finances

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5 tips to getting small business financing

Up and Running

It’s no secret that small businesses can have a hard time getting financing. If possible, have a business plan that you can show financers.

Visualizing Success For Your Business: 3 Tips Before You Seek Financing


With these concerns in mind, how can small business owners effectively approach and secure the financing they need to execute their visions? 1.

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Making Sense of the Stock Market Drops in Relation to Venture Financing

Both Sides of the Table

It will make follow-on financings much harder and people will have to consider whether or not to do inside rounds. And I said so publicly.

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The slowdown in equity financing is changing venture debt too

Version One Ventures

that provide venture debt to a start-up often with the expectation that the start-up can pay back that debt with its next round of equity financing. Venture debt can be an important complement to a start-up’s financing strategy, especially after you have found product-market fit and you know how to scale sales & marketing. assets).

New Early Stage Financing Options for Entrepreneurs

Startup Professionals Musings

Despite these pundits, I sense a fundamental change in the early-stage financing eco-system. Super Angels. Series-seed round. Lean startup.

Advice from 12 Small Business Finance Gurus

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

If the financial side of your small business has you lost, these experts offer practical finance do's and don'ts to get you back on track

8 Quick Tips on How to Establish Business Credit and Get Financing

Up and Running

Have you ever been denied for business financing? More than 50% of small business owners who apply for financing get nothing.

6 Ways Young Entrepreneurs Can Finance Business Ideas

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

It can seem impossible to get the money you need in these conservative times

The Big Difference Between LeBron James' and Stephen Curry's Finance Strategies

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

When it comes to finance, LeBron James bets on the short-term, while Stephen Curry plays the long game.

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Announce Your Financing In Conjunction With Your Form D Filing

Feld Thoughts

I’ve always had mixed feelings about the importance of a company announcing a financing in the absence of any other activity. When you do a financing, you file something called a Form D with the SEC. For some reason, some companies want to keep their financings quiet. Financing form d pr sec” Ok, but so what?

Smart Finance Decisions For Your Start-up Business


Your decisions about finance may have the biggest impact on the success or failure of your company. Critical tools for financial planning.

New Early Stage Financing Options for Entrepreneurs


Despite these pundits, I sense a fundamental change in the early-stage financing eco-system. Super Angels. Series-seed round. Lean startup.

The Glorious Post Seed Startup Financing Chaos

Fred Destin

Startups Uncategorized Venture Capital angellist chaos financing seed startup The short answer: chaos. Cue fractals on this blog. right ?).

Ehrenberg: Financing your start-up

Ask The VC

As with many things in life, Roger states something that we strongly believe: “ But at the end of the day, interpersonal dynamics plan a vital role in any financing plan for a business of any size.&#. VC Post of the Day exit financing m&a vc post of the day

14 ways to bootstrap finance your startup

The Next Web

Below is a summary of the some of the most-used bootstrapping techniques: 1. … This story continues at The Next Web. Entrepreneur advice startu

Tips On Starting A Business Without Sabotaging Your Personal Finances


According to the SBA, the number one source of financing for new businesses is personal assets/savings. In other words, don’t tap it all.

5 Ways To Be Incredibly Shrewd With Your Finances

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Kristina Pilmer, Australia's first Wealth Tutor, explains how entrepreneurs can be prudent with their finances

Currency: Discovering A Hole In The Equipment Financing Market

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

A lot of money is at stake when it comes to financing equipment

What Your Personal Finance Habits Say About Your Career Potential

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Reflecting on your own spending habits might be just what you need in order to have a career breakthrough

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Financing your business: Debt vs Equity


Therefore, this is often not the starting point for financing your business. Deciding how to finance. Equity. Funding lifecycle.

5 Ways to Finance Your Business

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

As a business coaching firm, one of the questions we''re most often asked is, "What is the best way to finance the growth of a business

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Does Alternative Finance Exist In Singapore And Hong Kong?


by  Anthony Coundouris , trade finance evangelist for ApexPeak. For many businesses, alternative financing was the alternative. link].

Raising Money From Investors? 5 Financing Mistakes to Avoid

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Why Stephen Curry Plays the Long Game With His Finances

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The reigning MVP is one of the biggest bargains in the NBA. Here's why he's okay with that

Series AA Equity Financing Documents

Series AA Equity Financing Documents Y Combinator and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati are happy toannounce the Series AA Equity Financing Documents.

Sizing Option Pools In Connection With Financings

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

What I like to do, as I mentioned in the post I linked to, is agree with the entrepreneur that the option pool will have enough unissued options to fund all the hiring and retention grants that need to happen between the current financing and the next one. Then we'll do the same thing at the time of the next financing.

Little Data – Insurance, finance and digital footprints

Start Up Blog

This means that in a data driven economy, areas that previously did not affect insurance and finance industries are starting to.

The Best Financing Options for Women Entrepreneurs

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

If you need funding to start or grow your woman-owned small business or startup, consider these female-friendly investment, loan, and grant opportunities