VDR Ch. 2: Raising Money & Pitch Decks
July 18, 2017 | By Vela Wood
Office Hours is a podcast hosted by Vela Wood startup attorneys Kevin Vela and Aaron Terwey covering general issues related to small businesses and startups. Venture Deals Review is a series of Office Hours episodes discussing the book Venture Deals: Be Smarter Than Your Lawyer and Venture Capitalist by Brad Feld and Jason Mendelson.
In this episode, Kevin and Aaron review “Chapter 2: How to Raise Money” and discuss how to determine how much money to raise, how to prepare a pitch deck, whether or not you need a PPM, four key roles of a lead investor, and first practical steps after deciding to raise money.
You can find definitions and examples of terms found in the book and this podcast in our Venture Glossary.
- Corporate Governance
- Due Diligence
- Institutional Investor
- Invention Assignment
- Lead Investor
- Private-Placement Memorandum (PPM)
- Restricted Stock Purchase Agreement (RSPA)
- Strategic Investor
- Do You Really Need That Much Money Now?
- How Much Equity Should I Grant to Advisors?
- VW Startup Lifecycle Infographic
- Presenting to Investors: Conciseness = Clarity
- Who’s Drafting Your Pitch Deck?
- Business Plans Are Dead…But Not Really
- Getting to “No”
- Keep Your Early Rounds Small, Your Valuations Reasonable, and Close Quickly
- Learning From “No”
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