Financing Your Startup

YoungUpstarts

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.

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.

Cash Advance Startup Financing: Launching with Radium2 Capital

The Startup Magazine

Often, it’s the challenge of getting that initial startup capital from complex bank loans. Firms like Radium2 Capital help startup businesses not only get started, but also provide individualized consultations to help businesses form a solid financial foundation for the future.

Alternative Financing Options For Startups

YoungUpstarts

It is often difficult for businesses to secure a loan, and it is even more challenging for startups. Here are several alternative financing options for startups aside from running up your credit cards. Others funding a business fundraising raising funds startup advice

Finance Fridays

Feld Thoughts

Their suggestion was to write a series of posts that follows the development of an imaginary startup as the company navigates various events, focusing on how each event will impact not only the P&L, but also the Balance Sheet and Cash Flow Statement. 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. Finance Fridays finance fridays

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. StartupOwning a business is expensive.

Lean Startup, Startup Recruiting, Financing and Startup Accelerators

Instigator Blog

In the sidebar, you’ll see a section, Startup Resources , which includes links to pages where I’ve aggregated a bunch of content. Lean Startup Resources. Startup Recruiting. Startup Financing. Startup Accelerators. Startups financing lean startup startup accelerators startup recruitingI’ve never found a great system for bubbling up older content on a blog. It’s so transient.

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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. Crowdfunding is rapidly becoming the major source of funding for seed-stage startups. Startup incubator seed funding.

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.

10 More Creative Ways to Finance Your Startup

Startup Professionals Musings

Every startup needs access to capital, whether for funding product development, for initial rollout efforts, acquiring inventory, or paying that first employee. Thus “creative” really means maximizing non-bank financing. We all know startups that have been built on one or both of these.

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.

When Financings Fall Apart

Ask The VC

The greatest revenge is to execute like hell, bootstrap all the way, and do what we said we’d do – become Seattle’s next billion-dollar startup, and make the world of marketing a better place. 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.

5 Ways I Simplified My Small-Business Finances

Inc Startups

Here are five tricks I've used to simplify my small-business finances that I wish I had known earlier in my entrepreneurial career. Startup

New Early Stage Financing Options for Entrepreneurs

Startup Professionals Musings

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. The good news is that he is all about helping early-stage startups. Early-stage startup. Lean startup.

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.

Do venture capital firms or private equity funds offer debt financing for startups?

Gust

The direct answer to your question is NO, VC and PE funds do not provide debt financing for any companies. If you already have a startup, why do you believe it will take two to five months to write a business plan? And if you are still at the startup stage, how do already have global operations in a dozen countries? Invested Interests debt financing private equity funds startup VCs venture capital firms

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 of building a startup and funding it as walking up a flight of stairs. 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.

Raising Startup Capital Through Convertible Debt Financing

Business Plan Blog

Most startup founders do not have enough capital to launch their companies and need to raise money at some point. Individual investors who provide financial funding to startups are called ‘Angel Investors.’ Convertible Debt Financing. Let us assume there was a financing of $1.5m

When Does Invoice Financing Make Sense?

Up and Running

Bank, 82 percent of startup and small business failures can be traced back to cash flow mismanagement. Let’s learn more about invoice financing, discuss your options, and see why it’s so important. What is invoice financing? Should you consider invoice financing?

You Can Bootstrap Your Startup From an Excel Spreadsheet With This Founder's 'Agile Financing' Model

Inc Startups

StartupBut don't just adopt the spreadsheet model. Adopt the focus on profits and smart investments.

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Early Financing Decisions Matter - A Lot

Inc Startups

StartupTake time to think two steps ahead.

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.

How a Startup Seeks to Rebuild and Decentralize Finance

Inc Startups

Wanchain wants to distance itself from the idea that it is merely a Chinese-based Ripple. Money

Convertible Notes for Startup Financing

Early Growth Financial Services

While investors in some less well-developed startup hubs are still largely resistant to using convertible notes and some angels prefer priced rounds, according to SEEDCHANGE’S Kevin Smith, 93% of early-stage rounds in coastal startup hubs use convertible notes.

New Early Stage Financing Options for Entrepreneurs

Gust

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. The good news is that he is all about helping early-stage startups. Early-stage startup. Lean startup.

Book: Red Notice: A True Story of High Finance, Murder, and One Man’s Fight for Justice

Feld Thoughts

Some of that writing has appeared on this blog – and will continue to appear here and on two other blogs – Venture Deals and Startup Revolution , both of which have lain fallow for a while. After the election, I took a break from social media.

14 ways to bootstrap finance your startup

The Next Web

Sourcing capital for your startup is never easy, especially when you are pre-product completion and before the proof-of-concept the traditional venture investors are looking for. Entrepreneur advice startup

How to Find the Best in Automobile Financing

The Startup Magazine

Out of all of those cars, nearly 85% of them are financed through a loan or a lease. Most cars are still financed through the dealership, but the average markup at these locations is 2.5%, not to mention the slew of additional fees that are incurred.

The Glorious Post Seed Startup Financing Chaos

Fred Destin

What’s of course more relevant is: what does it mean for startups ? With super high capital efficiency, transparent markets, standardized investment terms, the rise of platforms, post seed chaos is the "new normal" in startup life.

Startup Tips for Becoming More Financially Responsible

The Startup Magazine

If you want to become a more responsible with your finances, there are a number of ways to do so. Particularly if you run a startup business, it is important to start getting into the habit of this at an early age so that you don’t make serious mistakes that could potentially ruin your life.

Finance Fridays: Getting Started – Allocating Equity and Founder’s Investment

Feld Thoughts

Finance Friday’s gets off the ground with today’s post by introducing you to an imaginary startup, the entrepreneurs that we’ll being following throughout the series, and their first challenges: splitting up the founders’ equity and addressing the case where one of the founders provides the initial seed capital for the business. However, Jane was in a position to invest some of her savings into the startup.

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Financing risk

Chris Dixon

Startups that raise seed funding face the risk of not being able to raise additional money. This is what is sometimes known as “financing risk.&#. If you are a company that just raising seed funding, financing risk should be top of mind. Here are some tips for mitigating it: - Start by thinking about the next round of financing and work backwards. Act like a scrappy startup. startups

Cost-Effective TipsTo Save The Budget-Conscious Startup

The Startup Magazine

When 90 percent of startups fail , the odds are against you. This stark reminder about startup failure serves to encourage you to be smarter about your startup, particularly your finances. Think about relocating out of the typical startup zones.

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Reduce Startup Costs with These Effective Ideas

The Startup Magazine

In fact, statistically speaking, 90% of all startups will fail. Though the reason for their demise will vary greatly, one of the leading factors is finances. To reduce the likelihood of this happening, most entrepreneurs turn to money-saving measures to manage startup costs.

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Raising Financing: Convertible Debt vs. Equity

Instigator Blog

Seth Levine from Foundry Group touched off a debate on which is the best way to raise startup financing: convertible debt or equity. Pricing a round and the value of a startup is hard. When raising financing with a cap, you’re basically negotiating the price of the deal, it’s just the mechanisms you’re using (% discount and cap) are different than company valuation. How does taking this money really impact the strategy and focus of my startup?

Using Convertible Notes For Startup Financing

Early Growth Financial Services

While investors in some less well-developed startup hubs are still largely resistant to using convertible notes and some angels prefer priced rounds, according to SEEDCHANGE’S Kevin Smith, 93% of early-stage rounds in coastal startup hubs use convertible notes.

3 Smart Ways To Grow Your Startup Without Investors

YFS Magazine

Here are three ways to creatively and effectively grow your startup without relying on money from outside investors. Finance Grow bootstrapping cash flow investors money raising capital starting a business

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.

Convertible Debt – Qualified Financing Triggers

ithacaVC

I recently dealt with a tense situation regarding the “Qualified Financing” trigger in a standard convertible note financing. For background, convertible debt documents typically provide that the debt will automatically convert into a future0 Qualified Financing equity round. And that conversion is typically at a discount to the Qualified Financing equity round price. Dealing with VCs Startup Life

Startup Financing: Overview of Preferred Stock

Early Growth Financial Services

From time to time on Founders Workbench we give a brief primer on common terms and issues in venture financings. This post by Ian Engstrand first appeared on Founders Workbench. Today, we’re tackling participating versus non-participating preferred stock, a fundamental economic term in VC deals that goes to the heart of the business agreement between investors and management in connection with a sale of the company.