Fundraising

Fundraising Advice for Founders

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Fundraising is one of the hardest challenges a founder will face when building a startup. In post-COVID times, it may be even harder now to get facetime with investors, or the virtual setting could make it harder for you as a founder to do your pitch without being there in person. But still, fundraising could […]

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The Lost Art of the Monthly Update & Other Advice on Fundraising

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Many early-stage founders don’t talk to investors until it’s time to fundraise, and that’s a bad strategy. A common saying for investors now is that they “invest in lines, not dots,” meaning you as a founder should be prioritizing building relationships with investors before you need money. One of the best ways to keep potential […]

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Crowdinvesting Your Startup: Advice for Founders

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Many investors and founders advise you should build your business without venture capital if you can. They warn that the VC path intensifies both success and failures, accelerating you into an outcome of acquisition/IPO (in rare cases) or bust (more typical). For entrepreneurs seeking outside capital, a relatively new way to fund your startup is […]

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VC Alternatives: A Look at Capital and Financing Methods for Startups

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On June 16th we’re speaking with Thomas Rush, Founder of Boostrapp, a fintech startup that simplifies non-dilutive growth capital for emerging companies, and he also serves as Head of Platform for the ConsenSys Labs. Recently given news and critiques of the venture capital industry, as well as certain businesses not being able to receive venture […]

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The Investor Relationship: Advice from Both Sides of the Table

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On this episode of The Daily Stack, we’re going to discuss what a great founder-investor relationship looks like what expectations founders and investors should have of each other tactical and big picture reasons why this relationship matters so much how you can do to foster an open and productive relationship how to navigate the bad […]

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Lessons in Angel Investing

Lessons in Angel Investing

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On June 1st we’re speaking with Angela Lee, Founder of 37 Angels, a community of women angel investors that offers angel investing training. Angela is also an Associate Dean at Columbia Business School. Join us at 10 am as Angela teaches us how to be an angel investor. If you’re a potential investor, you’ll learn […]

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