How much capital should you raise?
Version One Ventures
JANUARY 10, 2013
However, keep in mind that the majority of failed startups end up closing their doors because they run out of money.
How Investors Think About Valuation of Pre-Revenue Startups
FEBRUARY 2, 2011
They might have some seed money and are thinking or raising a Series A based on success of an early release (MVP). He just post: Establishing the Pre-money Valuation of Pre-revenue Startups. A lot of my time is spent helping early-stage companies get to proof points so that they can raise capital. is a requirement. Not sure why.
How to Decrease the Odds That Your Startup Fails
Both Sides of the Table
MARCH 25, 2016
Most of this advice boils down to an argument in favor of basic planning before starting a company or raising money. In many ways the fact that it has become so cheap to start a company and relatively cheap to raise angel/seed money that we as an industry have gotten lazy on basic planning. Market Size. Let me be very direct.
3 Reasons To Seek Only What You Need During The Funding Process
AUGUST 13, 2014
Looking back to its origins you find it began with just $20,000 in seed money. By Paul Jackson, founder of Worthworm. billion.
10 Reasons Why Capital Shouldn't Make Or Break Your Startup
Startup Professionals Musings
JUNE 2, 2011
For most of us, though, the idea of investors or even securing financing may as well go the way of the corporate ladder. Or not. Take advantage.
Why you shouldn’t keep your startup idea secret
SEPTEMBER 17, 2011
Another benefit of talking freely, is that you may also find potential partners or future employees–other key components beyond investment money. link] Security. ???????? ????????? ???????. ??????? ???? ?????????? ? ???????????. ????? ????????????. link] What’s the right amount of seed money to raise? About me.
The Legal Side of Entrepreneurship
OCTOBER 28, 2015
Startups need to understand how to manage the seed money they receive from investors and VCs. Convertible Securities. Financing.
Land of the Freaked-Out
Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog
JUNE 4, 2013
Investors put less money into new ventures. Great thesis. No evidence. Workers, Entrepreneurs.” ” Wait a sec, I thought. I read on.
VCs in seed clothing: Chris Dixon, Mark Suster, and Naval Ravikant interviewed
MAY 5, 2010
The topic was VC signaling in seed rounds — and how these signals help or hurt your ability to raise money in the next round. Outline.
Should you raise on convertible notes or do an equity round?
AUGUST 17, 2016
A reader named Turner Dean recently asked me whether it’s better to raise seed money on convertible notes or straight-up equity.
How to Fund a Startup
APRIL 28, 2010
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. At Viaweb we got our first $10,000 ofseed money from our friend Julian, but he was sufficiently richthat its hard to say whether he should be classified as a friendor angel.
No Capital? No Problem. What You Get For Free Is Priceless
JUNE 10, 2011
Using only your own money means you can grow at your own pace as your business has the resources to handle it. No Capital? No Problem.
A Compilation of the Web's Best Advice for Entrepreneurs
Platforms and Networks
NOVEMBER 25, 2009
skip to main | skip to sidebar Platforms and Networks Thoughts about platforms, network effects and entrepreneurship Wednesday, November 25, 2009 A Compilation of the Webs Best Advice for Entrepreneurs Below, I link to blog posts and other online resources that offer advice for entrepreneurs. Great list. Tom, well done - solid list. Great list!
Startup/MicroISV Digest for 2/14/2011
FEBRUARY 14, 2011
The CatBoard - for Real cat lovers! From the Actually Getting Work Done Dept.: Startup discounts. IRS taxes with 0 revenue in first year.
Entrepreneurs: The Funding Landscape Has Changed.
MARCH 30, 2012
There is still abundant money available for early stage investment, but many of the rules have changed, as well as the processes for accessing these resources. Independent Third Parties: This area for securing business loans has witnessed the greatest degree of change, primarily due to removal of communication barriers using the Internet.
Dynamic strategy and the end of competitive advantage. Rita McGrath, Business of Software 2014
Business of Software Blog
AUGUST 5, 2014
billion dollars in interchange fees and that’s a lot of money! Is sustainable competitive advantage dead? If so, who killed it? Yeah, okay.
Birthing the Start Up Baby
Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook
OCTOBER 12, 2012
Working for someone else feels more secure, but it really isn’t, as nearly 8% of the USA population has learned. Birthing the Baby. Goldfish?
Angels or Devils?
Launching Tech Ventures
MARCH 16, 2013
By Neda Navab At lunch this month, Ray Rothrock of Venrock threw out some crazy statistics: in 2012, 30,000 ideas received money from angel investors, while only 1,500 received Series A funding. That is, 5% of seed-financed companies were able to secure Series A! They could also take seed money from VCs.
What you should know about Angel Investors and Convertible Notes
Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing
MARCH 19, 2010
The average deal size (seed stage) is about $250K. They invest in what they know, where they can apply their experience, and in deals where their money can have impact. Convertible Notes – Some Angel investors will use Convertible Notes to fund seed stage companies. Angel Investors are a special breed. They have discipline.
The Great Abdication: Consumer Internet, Venture Capital, and Angels
DECEMBER 16, 2009
The reason is simple: the more funds under management, the more fees, the more “risk free” money for partners to split up. An added bonus of refocusing on expansion or late stage deals is that these investment rounds tend to be a lot larger which means more money can be put to work. Security. Security Analysis. Security.
Burnham's Beat: Edgeio and the ?Write Once, Publish Everywhere.
FEBRUARY 13, 2006
I am not sure when they are officially launching but they have raised seed money from a bunch of top tier angels and from my tour of their new site, they appear to be well on their way to having the first vertical search engine that explicitly targets personal listings embedded inside individual web sites and blogs. Security.
Which language should my startup use?
FEBRUARY 1, 2010
Despite what some vendors may say, all languages scale, and its hard to argue that one language is fundamentally less secure than another. These are usually insignificant amounts once a business is proven but can seriously eat into seed or first round capital. « Launch48 last weekend Posted by Aidan, 20 th January 2010.