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It Doesn’t Matter How Much Money You’re Raising, It’s Still Hard

Instigator Blog

More and more companies are raising money , and valuations seem to be skyrocketing. And in many cases the amount of money you’re looking to raise isn’t particularly relevant. When VCs are ready to get a new fund off the ground they have to jump to our side of the table and raise the money. Big money.

How To Raise Seed Money Right (And Wrong)

YoungUpstarts

need to admit to a personal bias right up front: I am not the biggest fan of borrowing seed money. DO Raise Seed Money Through Sales.

Don’t Forget Grants If You Need Early Seed Money

Startup Professionals Musings

In the US, many entrepreneurs see grants as “free money,” since they are not loans and don’t have to be repaid. Professional help costs money.

Don’t Forget Grants If You Need Early Seed Money

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In the US, many entrepreneurs see grants as “free money,” since they are not loans and don’t have to be repaid. If you meet all the requirements, complete all the paperwork, and submit your grant application today, it will likely be six to nine months before you see any money. Professional help costs money.

Sources of Seed Money

The Entrepreneurial Mind

Even thought money for entrepreneurial ventures is tougher to find than it was in the boom times, there still is money out there. Even seed stage ventures can find backing if they are patient, determined, and have a strong enough business model. Business on Main sponsored post business on main seed funding susan schreter

How much capital should you raise?

Version One Ventures

However, keep in mind that the majority of failed startups end up closing their doors because they run out of money.

My.02 on VC seed money by David Lee

David Lee

Startup Seeks Angel: How to Meet Your Match

Wired Wired West

But you don’t have extra money to fund it. How Angel investor Business Funding General Assembly Investment Investor Los Angeles Marcus Filipovich Pasadena Angel pitch deck pitch investor Seed Funding Seed money Series A round Silicon Beach Startup company Tech Startups Venture capital You want to know how to pitch [.].

How to deal with the Series A crunch

Version One Ventures

With headlines declaring that more than 1,000 seeded startups will soon be orphaned, it’s only natural that startups are concerned about the future funding landscape. Seed financing grew from 89 fundings in Q1 2009 to more than 500 in Q3 2012. Traditionally, I’ve advised startups to raise enough money to sustain them for 18 months.

The Silliness Of Recapping Seed Rounds

Feld Thoughts

company raises $1m of seed money from angels in a convertible note with a $6m cap. Assuming equity is raised at or above that cap, the total dilution, before the new money, is 16.6% (equivalent to an equity financing of $1m at a $6m post money valuation. ” They are running out of money. It blew my mind.

Doing The Right Thing In A Recap

Feld Thoughts

Six weeks ago I wrote a post titled  The Silliness Of Recapping Seed Rounds.  I described a situation that occurred in one of our FG Angels investments that I thought was short sighted on the part of the VC involved and the CEO of the company. When asked what the range I would give to the seed investors post financing, I said 10% – 15%.

How to Decrease the Odds That Your Startup Fails

Both Sides of the Table

Most of this advice boils down to an argument in favor of basic planning before starting a company or raising money. In many ways the fact that it has become so cheap to start a company and relatively cheap to raise angel/seed money that we as an industry have gotten lazy on basic planning. Market Size. Let me be very direct.

Revisited: big VCs investing in seed rounds

Chris Dixon

A few years ago, the trend of companies raising smaller seed rounds combined with the emergence of new seed funds caused many big VCs to create seed investment programs. The second nuance can be counterintuitive: the danger of taking seed money is positively correlated with the reputation of the firm. startups

How the Seed-Stage VC Trend Began, The Downsides of Unicorns & Much More

Both Sides of the Table

Some quick highlights include: The Role of a Seed Stage VC. Each VC raises money – say $90 million. But not many others.

8 Guidelines For Friends And Family Startup Funding

Startup Professionals Musings

If you set around quietly waiting for someone you know to offer you money to fund a startup, you will probably have a long wait. Don’t be one.

Designing a Corporate Entrepreneurship Program – A Qualcomm Case Study (part 1 of 2)

Steve Blank

I ran into Ricardo Dos Santos and his amazing Qualcomm Venture Fest a few years ago and was astonished with its breath and depth.  The origin.

How Investors Think About Valuation of Pre-Revenue Startups

SoCal CTO

They might have some seed money and are thinking or raising a Series A based on success of an early release (MVP). He just post: Establishing the Pre-money Valuation of Pre-revenue Startups. A lot of my time is spent helping early-stage companies get to proof points so that they can raise capital. is a requirement. Not sure why.

The Corrosive Downside of Acquihires

Both Sides of the Table

Let’s assume $2 million in seed money. They founded their last company with no money in their pocket. And who cares, right?

Designing a Corporate Entrepreneurship Program – A Qualcomm Case Study (part 1 of 2)

Steve Blank

I ran into Ricardo Dos Santos and his amazing Qualcomm Venture Fest a few years ago and was astonished with its breath and depth.  The origin.

Uber Cofounder Garrett Camp Raises $50 Million From Dream Team of Investors

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Of course, in other cases, the initial seed money might be all a startup needs to go from idea to the marketplace.

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

Gust

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.

Who exactly are angel investors?

Startup Economy

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. Angel groups and seed investors. Angel/Seed investors : It's important to realize that different between angel groups and angel investors. Stay tuned.

Busted or Confirmed? 3 Common Myths About Starting A Business

crowdSPRING Blog

Fortunately, many startup myths revolve around three common topics (business plans, money, and unnatural hustle). So are the ants.

Why You’re Not Getting the Most out of Your Board

Both Sides of the Table

should we hire the head of a business unit who has turned out to be a bad seed? ” Both of the functions are a waste of time.

2009 VC Fundraising Strategy

Startup Economy

Tags: Investment Seed money business model venture capital early stage

6 Tips for Coming Up With Your Million-Dollar Business Idea

Up and Running

David sold his recording equipment for $50,000 and they borrowed the rest of their seed money from a bank. My Story. David’s advice.

Guaana And Prototron Team Up To Link Ideas And Scientists

ArcticStartup

Prototron is the first fund in Europe granting pre-seed money to startups so they could build their first working prototype to test on customers.

8 Key Actions for Entrepreneurs Needing Early Money

Startup Professionals Musings

If you set around quietly waiting for someone you know to offer you money to fund a startup, you will probably have a long wait. Don’t be one.

Booming Companies That Should Inspire Entrepreneurs

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

Uber Uber started out as a small San Francisco business that managed to generate $200,000 in seed money in 2009. Business

I’m starting a Mastermind Group – who’s up for it?

47 Hats

quick google makes it clear more than a few people have tried to make money one way or another out of Mastermind Groups.  It’s dealing with the doubts, fears, objections echoing around in your own head, dragging you down. Alone. Mastermind Groups is an idea that’s been kicking around for 85+ years. Who’s in? from: 47 Hats.

Build Entrepreneur Credentials Early and Wisely

Startup Professionals Musings

Too many startups fail simply by missing the practical elements of money management, time management, and setting priorities. Just do it.

Mile-High disruption: Why Denver should be on your tech radar next year

The Next Web

Stuart Wall, CEO of Signpost , a local advertising platform funded by Spark Capital and Google Ventures. quality of life that beats Silicon Valley’s.

Build Entrepreneur Credentials Early and Wisely

Gust

Too many startups fail simply by missing the practical elements of money management, time management, and setting priorities. Just do it.

Next From Boomlagoon: Real-Time Multiplayer Battle Game

ArcticStartup

In the game two players battle each other using a team of three soldiers. In May 2014, Boomlagoon raised $3.6

3 Reasons To Seek Only What You Need During The Funding Process

YoungUpstarts

Looking back to its origins you find it began with just $20,000 in seed money. By Paul Jackson, founder of Worthworm. billion.

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Seed and Later Investments for Startups are Booming

Startup Professionals Musings

Seed investments” are early stage financings (typically less than $1.5 Seeded companies will take longer to raise a next round.

Why the New Seed Might Be a Bad Seed

This is going to be BIG.

About a year ago, I started hearing about the existence of a "pre-seed" round. The term "seed" implies the very beginning to me.

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

Gust

As a startup founder you rarely have much money in your bank accounts. 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. Yes, please give me money. It’s 4.50am. cities.

Fundraising pitches are not actually pitches.

Hippoland

Doing a Demo Day or a startup pitch competition is NOT the same as a pitch meeting with an investor. Make sure you are driving this car

The Seed Signaling Problem That’s NOT Being Talked About

Seth Levine's VC Adventure

There’s been plenty of chatter over the past few years about the potential pitfalls for entrepreneurs taking seed money from VCs. You could call this the VC seed signaling problem. A VC throws some money around into a bunch of different seed rounds assuming they’re buying optionality for their Series A.