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.

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

The Difference between Debt Financing and Equity Financing: Which Is Right For You?


When you’re looking for extra funds, there are typically two options: debt financing and equity financing. Debt Financing. Debt financing involves borrowing money from a lender outside of your business. Equity Financing. Others debt financing equity financing

Alternative Financing Options For Startups


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

3 Unique Ways to Finance Your StartUp Business

The Startup Magazine

Alternative methods of finance can be more reliable even though they’re not mainstream. Here are three unique ways to finance your startup business and get your dream off the ground. Finding money is the biggest hurdle that start-ups face in their quest to open their doors.

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.

Effective Ways To Obtain Small Business Financing


Most businesses need startup capital to get up and running in order to properly sustain and grow their operations. 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.

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.

How To Finance Your Start-Up Business


There is, however, one small detail holding you back and that’s the financing of your new enterprise. Finding the right kind of finance can be challenging, even in the most sympathetic economic climate. In this article we’ll look at the more unusual ways to finance your new business.

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.

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.

Hire a VP Finance Sooner Rather Than Later

Feld Thoughts

The post is aimed at CEOs of startups who have at least 15 employees. 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. This should be someone who has been in at least two startups prior to joining yours. You especially don’t want someone who is trying to break into the startup game.

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


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.

Does Alternative Finance Exist In Singapore And Hong Kong?


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.

How To Finance A Small Business


This lack of financing has killed many small businesses before they even get started. Fortunately, today’s world offers many ways for entrepreneurs to get financing for small business ventures. Here are some ways for you to finance a small business: 1.

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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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.

From Finder’s Fees To Financing: Where To Start When You Want To Buy A Hotel


You need to have a deep understanding of the local hotel market before you consider hotel financing or anything else. Understand Startup Costs. This section just skimmed the surface of everything you need to know about financing a hotel.

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The Proliferation of Standardized Seed Financing Documents

Feld Thoughts

As of today’s announcement that Ted Wang at Fenwick & West has collaborated with a group of bay area early stage VC’s and angel investors to create the Series Seed Documents (the site isn’t up yet so I can’t opine on the quality of the docs but I expect them to be fine) we now have – at my count – four different standardized seed financing documents floating around the industry. Y Combinator Series AA Equity Financing Documents (by WSGR).

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

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?

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.

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.

New Early Stage Financing Options for Entrepreneurs


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.

Implicit Gender Bias in Startup Funding

Feld Thoughts

The post Implicit Gender Bias in Startup Funding appeared first on Feld Thoughts. Entrepreneurship bias financing genderWhile there have been many words written about gender bias in the context of entrepreneurship and funding, I thought the following TED Talk from Dana Kanze presented one of the best frames of references, supported by a real research study, that I’ve seen to date.

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Take Pressure Off Your Company Finances with a Debt Relief Order

The Startup Magazine

The post Take Pressure Off Your Company Finances with a Debt Relief Order appeared first on The Startup Magazine. Finance bank Bankruptcy Credit creditor debt finances legal liability Money rent startup

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.

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.

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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

How To Choose The Best Startup Accelerator

YFS Magazine

Startup accelerators, also known as seed accelerators, are a great way for your startup to gain traction, access capital and customers. Finance Grow seed accelerator startup accelerator

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


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

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. Startup Lessons

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Equity financing: great for rapid growth startups


We’ve spoken of financing a young company through friends and family, known as “inside angels.” If you are starting a virtual company with your employees working from home locations, as many startups do, it should be the location of the founder.

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Revisiting Paul Graham’s “High Resolution” Financing

Both Sides of the Table

When I first read Paul Graham’s blog post on “High Resolution&# Financing I read it as a treatise arguing that convertible notes are better than equity. Either would be fine with startups, so long as they can easily change their valuation.

Founders – Don’t Forget To Manage Your Own Personal Finances


The trouble is that while many of these founders may keep a paranoid eye on their company accounts, some neglect their own personal finances. Here are some ideas how startup founders can properly manage their personal finances: Make sure you have a proper financial plan.

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.

9 Creative Ways to Finance a New Product-Based Business

Up and Running

We asked nine company founders the following question: What is one creative way to quickly finance a new product-based business OTHER than crowdfunding? Have Your First 10 Customers Finance Development. One way to finance a new product-based business is to partner with your supplier.

Clarify Lands $1M Financing

Austin Startup

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.

Common Problems Facing Startup Businesses

The Startup Magazine

It takes a special talent to own and/or operate a successful startup. In light of the many risks associated with business ownership, helming a profitable startup is a solid indicator of intelligence, financial savvy and business acumen. Presiding over a startup business is no mean feat.

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.

Alternative ways to fund your startup

The Startup Magazine

It has been discovered that over 25 million Americans currently own a startup business and this number is expected to increase. This is one of the more traditional forms of business financing and it will often come in handy if you are unsure about more technical methods.