8 Guidelines For Friends And Family Startup Funding

Startup Professionals Musings

Since they don’t know you (yet), their first integrity check on you as a person is whether your friends and family believe in you strongly enough to give you seed money for your new idea. Don’t take money from family or friends who can’t afford to lose it.

8 Key Actions for Entrepreneurs Needing Early Money

Startup Professionals Musings

Since they don’t know you (yet), their first integrity check on you as a person is whether your friends and family believe in you strongly enough to give you seed money for your new idea. Don’t take money from family or friends who can’t afford to lose it.

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Early-Stage Startups Need Friends, Family, and Fools

Startup Professionals Musings

Since they don’t know you (yet), their first integrity check on you as a person is whether your friends and family believe in you strongly enough to give you seed money for your new idea. Don’t take money from family or friends who can’t afford to lose it.

Why The Value Of The Fund-Raising Process Is Not Just The Funds

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Raising Money Isn't About Raising Money. Our company has raised more than $600k in seed money over the summer. Raising money is about building a network. A few words on due diligence: You probably expect your investors to do due diligence before investing.

How to Fund a Startup

www.paulgraham.com

A 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. I wassurprised recently when I realized that all the worst problems wefaced in our startup were due not to competitors, but investors.Dealing with competitors was easy by comparison. The advantage of raising money from friends and family is thattheyre easy to find. But as well as money, theres power.

Should you raise on convertible notes or do an equity round?

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A reader named Turner Dean recently asked me whether it’s better to raise seed money on convertible notes or straight-up equity. In general, I’m a big fan of convertible notes or convertible securities for seed stage founders.

How to Get Funding From Friends, Family, and Fools

Startup Professionals Musings

Since they don’t know you (yet), their first integrity check on you as a person is whether your friends and family believe in you strongly enough to give you seed money for your new idea. Don’t take money from family or friends who can’t afford to lose it.

VC Seed Funding is Dead, Long Live VC Seed Funding!

Both Sides of the Table

A few years ago it became fashionable for large VC’s to do seed funding. With open source software (LAMP stack) and cloud computing infrastructure it just wasn’t that expensive to get your company going and founders just wanted to raise less money.

How to Meet VC's

Babbling VC

The heavy lifting which takes place on both sides as part of the due diligence process is not addressed with this post. Anyway, they passed on that, if I remember correctly turning their nose up at venture capital. :-) Yet, when Nils had launched Cellity, they came back to us to pitch this idea (together with Mangrove who had already injected seed money) and we eventually ended up investing shortly thereafter.

Which language should my startup use?

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These are usually insignificant amounts once a business is proven but can seriously eat into seed or first round capital. Seed money gets invested on something that shouldn’t be in use, rather than something provided by an off-the-shelf framework which won’t tie the business to a particular agency. Email us or call +44 (0) 844 3579899 home about services blog labs Which language should my startup use? « Launch48 last weekend Posted by Aidan, 20 th January 2010.