Getting To “No”
One of the biggest frustrations we hear from our clients about the capital raise process is that VCs are non-responsive or unwilling to make a firm investment decision. To help with this, I reached out to several VCs whom we see on a regular basis to ask for their input.
Learning From “No”
Hearing ‘no’ from an investor doesn’t end the conversation; it pivots the conversation. If you’ve ever embarked on a round of funding, even a simple friends and family round, chances are you’ve heard some form of “no” more than you’d like.
Who’s Drafting Your Pitch Deck?
The following thoughts and links should provide some basic insight into how to produce an effective pitch deck that cleanly and accurately reflects your company and its potential.
Selected Offering Exemptions
To help you understand all of the available private offering exemptions, we’ve compiled details on the old Reg D avenues, and the new crowdfunding ones, into a single page and have created a handy chart for your review.
Here’s Why Dallas Is Primed For ‘Series A’ Funding
Series A is coming in Dallas and here are three reasons why.
Term Sheets 101: Convertible Debt v. Equity
If you’re a startup looking to raise capital, here is some of the basic language you need to know. Kevin stopped by Collide Village, an accelerator based in McKinney, Texas, to talk to its current startup class about term sheets, […]
Lending Alternatives For Startups And Small Businesses
A core issue that any startup or small business faces is raising capital. You really only have two options – debt or equity. In many instances debt is preferable, because you’re not giving up any ownership in your company. But […]
Regulation A+: Good News For Non-Accredited Investors
Recently released Regulation A+ rules are creating excitement for early-stage ventures that didn’t previously have access to VC capital and for the millions of Americans who can now invest in innovative private companies. The new rules, mandated by Title IV […]