Formlabs $35 Million Financing

Feld Thoughts

We just led a $35 million financing at Formlabs. Last week we announced that we led a $22 million financing for Glowforge. This spring, Max and his cofounder Natan Linder reached out to me about having Foundry Group lead a financing.

Glowforge’s $22 Million Financing

Feld Thoughts

We just led a $22 million financing in Glowforge. When we led a $9 million financing in Glowforge a little over a year ago, we were excited about the potential to do to the subtractive 3D printing world what we did with MakerBot in the additive / FDM 3D printing world.

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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. I 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. You can call this the @pmarca feature.

Continuous Financing

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

We hate financings that go down like this and often choose to sit them out. Chris Dixon has a good post up called The Downside Of Accelerated Investment Decisions in which he talks about "shotgun weddings" and why they are often bad decisions for both entrepreneurs and investors. I could not agree more with Chris.

How To Avoid Costly Mistakes When Staffing Your Finance Team

YoungUpstarts

Michael Burdick is the CEO of Paro , the outsourced finance and accounting department for growing businesses. Professionalisms business finance finance management financial scandal hiring practices Michael Burdickby Michael Burdick, CEO of Paro.

When Does Invoice Financing Make Sense?

Up and Running

There are a few different ways you could approach a late-paying customer, but if these methods don’t succeed—or if you don’t have the time or energy to chase down your outstanding payments—then invoice financing could be your solution. What is invoice financing?

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 Grow cash flow money money management personal finance

4 Creative Ways To Finance Your Growing Business

YoungUpstarts

Full disclosure – any kind of financing comes with costs, whether it’s interest payments, equity, and/or your very valuable time which, as an entrepreneur, is the thing you will always wish you had more of. Purchase order financing.

7 Seed-Stage Funding Sources To Finance Your Startup

Startup Professionals Musings

I challenge any entrepreneur, for example, to define the difference between "seed-stage" and "early-stage" financing. Even if you work every day in the world of new-venture funding, as I do, the options are confusing, and their meanings seem to change on a regular basis.

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. In the mean time, please meet the Finance Fridays team: Jonathan Wolter has been a lead consultant and software engineer at ThoughtWorks working for clients in Silicon Valley, Texas, Chicago, and India. Finance Fridays finance fridays

Finance and Business Case Essentials for Product Managers

The Product Guy

In a recent live stream from one of our mentors of The Product Mentor , Vikas Batra, lead a conversation around “Finance and Business for Product Managers”. product management finance mentee mentor theproductmentor tpm

9 Online Funding And Financing Resources For Struggling SMEs

YoungUpstarts

However, the following funding and financing tools are eager to help entrepreneurs looking for money – and they are just a few convenient clicks away. QuickBooks Financing. Opportunity Finance Network. Others business finance Funding raising funds

5 tips to getting small business financing

Up and Running

It’s no secret that small businesses can have a hard time getting financing. By being able to demonstrate you have ample and/or steady cash flow, you are ensuring to potential financers that you have plenty of money to pay creditors, employees and others on time.

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. entrepreneurs startup financing early-stage funding business

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. The story covers the full lifecycle of the VC fundraising process, beginning with Rand and his teams’ discussion about whether or not to raise money.

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.

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60 Simple Saving Strategies: Personal Finance Tips For Entrepreneurs

YFS Magazine

Finance Grow cost saving tips money money saving tips personal financeLiving below your means and within your needs is the fastest way to save money.

13 Personal Finance Tips Entrepreneurs Should Live By

YFS Magazine

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

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. If the financing is $1mm, it's not going to be that many. We've talked about this issue before here at AVC.

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. This was an atypical investment for us as we participated in the financing through our Foundry Group Select fund. And, when Mike initially called me for advice on the financing he was putting together with Bain Capital Ventures, it didn’t even occur to me that it might be something we’d invest in.

The Glorious Post Seed Startup Financing Chaos

Fred Destin

Startups Uncategorized Venture Capital angellist chaos financing seed startup The other day I got a call from Scott Kirstner at the Boston Globe answering: “what happens to all these incubators entrepreneurs after Demo Day”. The short answer: chaos. Full of opportunity, but chaos nonetheless.

New Early Stage Financing Options for Entrepreneurs

Gust

Despite these pundits, I sense a fundamental change in the early-stage financing eco-system. If you are new to the entrepreneurial world of startups, you are likely confused by the terminology of seed-stage, lean startups, micro-VCs, and Super Angels.

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. I know from experience—in 2005, I received a rejection letter for business financing. Funding a Business business credit business financing funding

Paperless Financing Docs

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

I've been on a mission to dramatically reduce the legal costs of a venture financing. But we are still seeing company counsel costs of $15k or more on venture financings even with our "no negotiation" approach. I'd like to see venture financing legal fees get to $5k or less. I am going to find out if we can use Docracy on our next venture financing to make things more efficient.

Effective Ways To Obtain Small Business Financing

YoungUpstarts

In situations like this, small business financing is typically the best way to get a cash infusion to make it possible to run your company during the early growth stages. Unfortunately, new small business owners don’t typically know about their different financing options.

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. They also give providers and developers an easy way to distribute, sell, and market cloud services.

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

YoungUpstarts

TD Bank’s 2015 Small Business Survey found that while most small business owners handle their businesses’ bookkeeping, two in five are unsure about their financing strategy and how to seek additional credit.

Smart Finance Decisions For Your Start-up Business

YoungUpstarts

Your decisions about finance may have the biggest impact on the success or failure of your company. You can use these tools to monitor your finances and make informed decisions. If your business grows quickly, you need systems in place to track your finances.

Tips On Starting A Business Without Sabotaging Your Personal Finances

YoungUpstarts

Yet too many people put their personal finances at risk to launch a business, but I believe it can be done without sabotaging your financial future. According to the SBA, the number one source of financing for new businesses is personal assets/savings.

11 Personal Finance Tips For Startup Entrepreneurs

Early Growth Financial Services

We talk a lot about managing cash flow if you start a new business, but less about managing your own finances while you do that! How do you keep your personal finances (and cash flow) organized? Originally published in KillerStartups.

Does Alternative Finance Exist In Singapore And Hong Kong?

YoungUpstarts

by Anthony Coundouris , trade finance evangelist for ApexPeak. Alternative finance has grown slowly in these countries, because both are the historical treasurers of Asia. In Asia Pacific, the volumes in alternative finance have come from South Korea and China.

Financing your business: Debt vs Equity

StartupCFO

So what I would like to do here is layout a more comprehensive framework for the pros and cons of debt versus equity and when you could look at each for financing your business. Therefore, this is often not the starting point for financing your business. Deciding how to finance.

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. When the equity financing market was hot, the banks got much more aggressive in handing out venture debt: they wrote larger cheques, made their loans cheaper, got more creative in lending, and extended credit to companies in earlier stages. News startup financing venture debt

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. The first is the stupid one – many entrepreneurs get tangled up in the ego dynamics of a financing (“look ma – we raised money’) and lose sight of the notion that raising money is just one tiny step on the path to success. When you do a financing, you file something called a Form D with the SEC. Financing form d pr sec

Convertible Note Seed Financings: Founders Beware!

Scott Edward Walker

This post is the third part of a three-part primer on convertible note seed financings. Part 1, entitled “ Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Convertible Note Seed Financings (But Were Afraid To Ask) ,” addressed the basics.

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. Data Driven Insurance: Real Data versus Actuarial Estimations will change the approach to costing all forms of finance and insurance.

Series AA Equity Financing Documents

ycombinator.com

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

Ehrenberg: Financing your start-up

Ask The VC

Roger Ehrenberg from IA Ventures has today’s VC post of the day titled Financing your start-up. He covers some very relevant ground talking about what he thinks are the key variables an entrepreneur should consider with regard to her financing strategy: (1) Founder objectives and mind-set; (2) Business potential; (3) and Interpersonal dynamics. VC Post of the Day exit financing m&a vc post of the day

How To Keep Your Business Finances In Order

YFS Magazine

These tips and resources could help you have even greater financial success as you learn to keep your small business finances in order. Finance Grow Accounting accounting software money online accounting apps small business accounting

Raising Money From Investors? 5 Financing Mistakes to Avoid

YFS Magazine

Finance Grow investors money raising capital venture capitalRaising capital is a tough job, but when you’re prepared it can make all the difference in getting investors to sign on the dotted line.