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Entrepreneurshit. The Blog Post on What It’s Really Like.


As a startup founder you rarely have much money in your bank accounts. Maybe I need to do slightly later stage.”. Think about it – most entrepreneurs who manage to raise seed money or venture capital usually raise enough money for 12-18 months maximum. Raise money. Need money. More money.

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Series Seed or Convertible Note? Which one is more founder friendly? Which one do investors prefer?


Assuming the company is able to make effective use of the seed money to greatly increase the value of the enterprise, all of that value therefore accrues to the founder, rather than the investor. Invested Interests convertible note entrepreneur investors series seed million valuation provided by the 20% discount of the note.

Entrepreneurshit. The Blog Post on What It’s Really Like.

Both Sides of the Table

As a startup founder you rarely have much money in your bank accounts. Maybe I need to do slightly later stage.” Need money.

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Who exactly are angel investors?

Startup Economy

For example, (this is a very rough estimate) Later-stage VC : usually participates in Series B/C/D after having seen the market traction and significant customer ramp-up. Early-stage VC : usually particiapates in Series A (and sometimes seed round on rare cases) to prove out the business model and test out the customer traction.

3 Reasons to Look to the Angels for Start-up Funding

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

But at the initial seed financing stage of your start-up, VCs are not always the better option In fact, angel investors often have more to offer.

The Series A crunch is hitting now. Have we even noticed?

We know this: As many as a thousand companies who’ve received seed rounds won’t be around in a year — maybe six months. Video.

To Follow On or Not to Follow On

This is going to be BIG.

That's why I constantly remind companies that when you do an outsized financing price or size-wise, you expose yourself to getting hit bad in a downtown unless you're conservative about how you use the money. If you're a multi-stage investor, I get this. Some big VCs are awesome at seed, and to a lot of work to help their companies.

Understanding the Risks of VC Signaling

Both Sides of the Table

recently wrote a blog post on understanding how the size and age of a venture capital fund might affect you when you’re raising money.

How to Fund a Startup

typical startup goes throughseveral rounds of funding, and at each round you want to take justenough money to reach the speed where you can shift into the nextgear. At Viaweb we got our first $10,000 ofseed money from our friend Julian, but he was sufficiently richthat its hard to say whether he should be classified as a friendor angel.

VCs in seed clothing: Chris Dixon, Mark Suster, and Naval Ravikant interviewed

Venture Hacks

The topic was VC signaling in seed rounds — and how these signals help or hurt your ability to raise money in the next round. Outline.

This Week in VC with @VCMike Hirshland of Polaris Ventures

Both Sides of the Table

One of the most difficult things to do as a first time entrepreneur is to get to know the investors you might be working with if you accept money.

From Nothing To Something. How To Get There.

This is the first post in what’s going to be a series of blogs on how to go from nothing – no connections, no team, no money and no knowledge of how the startup industry really works – to operating a growing business. If you want to waste nine months trying to raise VC money for that idea, great. need money for the servers.

Am I a Founder? The Adventure of a Lifetime. « Steve Blank

Steve Blank

Yet for every founder there are 10-20 other employees who take the near-equivalent risks in joining an early-stage company.  If you’re not a founder (by choice, timing or temperament,) you may be an early employee or a later stage startup employee. Will there be a lecture on getting seed money in a post crisis world?