Funding & Capital Raising
Preparing for Funding Ep7: Seed Round

In this episode, we discuss what constitutes a seed round in Dallas and contrast the three potential structures of a seed round – equity, convertible note, and a SAFE.


Funding & Capital Raising
Preparing for Funding Ep6: Accelerators / Incubators

In this episode, we discuss why we’re not big fans of accelerators, the types of accelerators we do think provide value and are worth participating in, and the clauses to watch out for in an accelerator’s program participation agreement.


Funding & Capital Raising
Preparing for Funding Ep5: Initial Sophisticated Investors

In this episode, we discuss qualifications for accredited investors, how to find angel investors, how angel syndicates work, which metrics you need to know for a pitch meeting, and how to respond to getting a “no.” 


Funding & Capital Raising
Preparing for Funding Ep4: Pitch Decks

In this episode, we discuss what makes a great pitch deck, the best uses of an appendix, how to get warm introductions to investors, and restrictions on general solicitations.


Corporate Governance
Preparing for Funding Ep3: Friends & Family Funding

In this episode, we discuss how to mitigate the risks of Friends & Family funding, which include disproportionate valuations, violating SEC and state securities laws, and messy cap tables.


Funding & Capital Raising
Preparing for Funding Ep2: Founders Agreements

In this episode, we discuss the difference between vesting and reverse vesting, confidentiality agreements and assignment of intellectual property, restricted stock and 83(b) elections, ROFR, and Class F founders stock.


Corporate Governance
Preparing for Funding Ep1: Incorporation

In this episode, we discuss why your company’s legal matters, lifestyle businesses v. venture-backed businesses, whether you should form your entity as a corporation or LLC, implications of the new tax code, and the filing requirements for entity formation.