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.

Financing Your Startup


Determining how to finance your business is an important decision with big consequences. There are several ways to approach funding, but there are two main sources of financing: debt and equity. Debt Financing. There are a few cons to debt financing. Equity Financing.

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.

Simon Arias Reveals His Top Tips for Financing Your Startup

The Startup Magazine

Without funding and financing, it’s pretty much impossible to get your business off the ground. There is a lot to think about when it comes to financing your startup. Crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter are a wonderful avenue for companies to gain financing.

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

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. I don’t care whether you call the person a VP Finance or VP Accounting. The post Hire a VP Finance Sooner Rather Than Later appeared first on Feld Thoughts. Management accounting cfo controller vp accounting vp financeThe post is aimed at CEOs of startups who have at least 15 employees.

Which Line of Credit Financing is Best for Your Business?

The Startup Magazine

Financing decisions are as critical as development and hiring decisions. This is by far the best financing option for having that cash when you need it. Again, after the issuance of credit, an annual review of the finances is needed to keep it.

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.

5 Apps to Manage Your Personal Finances

Inc Startups

Personal Finance: Spread the WealthThey might not solve all your money issues, but they'll definitely help you get organized.

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.

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

YFS Magazine

Finance Grow money personal development personal financeI get asked all the time how my husband and I are able to save, at a minimum, 60% of our take home pay.

Ways For Better Managing Of Business Finances


If you want to manage your finances better, then follow the next advices and your business should do well. First thing to do for better managing of business finances is to always set clear and precise business targets. Consider mentioned ways and manage your business finances wisely.

Crypto-finance Startup, Unchained Capital, Receives Nearly $3 Million in Funding


Austin-based Unchained Capital, a crypto-finance startup, announced Thursday that it has closed on $2.99 The post Crypto-finance Startup, Unchained Capital, Receives Nearly $3 Million in Funding appeared first on SiliconHills.

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

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.

Financing: 5 Different Types of Home Loans

The Startup Magazine

Entrepreneurs face tough decisions when it comes to personal finances. These are also known as a gap, or repeat financing. Yes, you need low debt to income ration, and you have to finance 80% of both homes to make this work.

Keep It Clean: Mixing Business And Personal Finance


However, as the business thrives and grows, drawing a line between personal and business finances is vital to stay on the right side of the law and to make sure that the IRS gets its share of those profits. Finally, if you haven’t yet separated your finances, now is a good time to start.

Alternative Financing Options For Startups


Here are several alternative financing options for startups aside from running up your credit cards. It is often difficult for businesses to secure a loan, and it is even more challenging for startups. However, this doesn’t mean there aren’t ways to raise capital.

Sometimes You Need More Expensive Financing

Inc Startups

You have to weigh all of your options to make the best financing decision. Money

How To Avoid Costly Mistakes When Staffing Your Finance Team


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?

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

9 Online Funding And Financing Resources For Struggling SMEs


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

Wilson: Financing Options: Bridge Loans

Ask The VC

He wins again with Financing Options: Bridge Loans as part of his MBA Mondays series. VC Post of the Day bridge loans financingDon’t compete with Fred Wilson (USV) on Mondays for the best VC Post of the Week. Ok – I know it’s not Monday anymore. So you get the best post of Tuesday also, which is from Nic Brisbourne (DFJ Esprit) titled Software patents – a brake on innovation. Another smart person weighing in on how messed up the software patent situation is.

4 Creative Ways To Finance Your Growing Business


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.

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.

Financing Your Business? Consider An SBA Loan


CDC/504 loan: This loan provides businesses with long-term, fixed-rate financing for purchasing major assets like real estate and long-term machinery or to construct or renovate facilities. by Tom Pretty, Head of SBA Lending at TD Bank. Small business is the backbone of the U.S.

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5 Financing Tips Every Business Owner Needs to Know

Inc Startups

Don't miss these five crucial tips to make the most out of your financing. Owning a business is expensive. Startup

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

Tranched Financings

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Startup Financing Using a Home Loan: Use a Mortgage Broker

The Startup Magazine

Particularly for entrepreneurs financing via a home mortgage, a broker’s expertise can be critical. Using self-funding financing of your business through maximizing your home mortgage is a common way entrepreneurs seed their businesses.

3 Simple Tips From A CPA For Managing Your Online Business’ Finances


How to Properly Manage Your Online Business Finances Right from the Start. If you wish to properly manage your online business finances, here are tips from experienced CPAs with ecommerce firms as clients: 1. Professionalisms accounting business finance Dustin Pfluger online business

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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 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

Useful Financing Options For Your Next Project


However, even when you have a strong financial foundation to back your business, there are projects that are too expensive to finance yourself. Fortunately, you have plenty of financing options to consider. One of the best ways to finance a project is by taking out a back-to-back loan.

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

Financing Acquisitions: Keys to Structuring the Deal And Obtaining The Funding


Think of financing an acquisition as an exercise with two parts that work in concert: 1) structuring a desired deal with a suitable target and 2) obtaining the funding. Think about the whole capital structure and the impact to the various layers of financing. by Kenneth H.

11 Smart Personal Finance Blogs You Should Read This Year

Inc Startups

Personal finance blogs are a great resource to whip your finances into shape. These top financial blogs will help you build wealth, start investing, and decode complicated tax laws. Money

9 Personal-Finance Secrets of Successful, Wealthy People

Inc Startups

If your business has made you wealthy, how do you stay that way? Personal Capital

The Top Pros and Cons of Short-Term Financing

Inc Startups

Depending on your financing situation, it might be a good idea to take on short-term debt. Here are the top three pros and cons of short-term financing. Money