Fundraising can supercharge your startup’s growth, but it’s tricky to know when to start the process. That’s because raising funds isn’t as simple as pitching your idea and receiving funds. It’s a choice you’ll want to think carefully about. When you take money from investors, you’re giving them a piece of ownership in your company. […]
Completing a successful round of fundraising might feel like reaching a finish line, but securing capital is actually just the beginning of another race. Figuring out what to do with the money you raised is key to scaling your company sustainably. Smart spending comes down to knowing and managing your company’s cash burn rate. Below, […]
Part of preparing for your Series A round of funding is assembling a stellar pitch deck. Pitch decks can be different at every stage of fundraising, but in the Series A, there are a few key metrics and messages most investors want to see. Below, we’re breaking down everything you need to know about building […]
Figuring out how much money your company should raise is a complicated process at best; at worst, it can be downright confusing. After all, fundraising inevitably puts founders in a Goldilocks-style conundrum-—raise too much money, and you risk over-diluting yourself; raise too little, and you risk having too few resources to successfully raise your next […]
Preparing to raise funds? Read our comprehensive guide to fundraising with SAFEs — the pros and cons, terms to know, key definitions, and more.
Issuing stock options to your employees is a great way to attract new talent and increase retention. However, it’s a complex and delicate process, and small errors early on can quickly balloon into expensive, time-consuming problems down the line. That’s why it’s important to understand the most common mistakes founders make when issuing options. By […]