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SaaS Finance - Funding for Startups

SaaS Finance 101: Funding for Startups That Are ‘Non-VC-Compatible’

While getting VC funded has long been touted as the ultimate goal for the SaaS business model, founders are increasingly skeptical that this is the best (or at least only) way to grow a company.

Convertible Notes - Simple Agreement for Future Equity (SAFE)

Be Careful with Convertible Notes: Your SAFE May Hurt You

If you are a startup founder or CEO considering using a convertible note, a SAFE or another type of convertible instrument, there is a little-known aspect of such instruments that can cost you a lot in dilution: the number of shares included in the denominator.

Debt Capital

Alternatives to Venture Capital: Debt Capital vs. Private Equity [Infographic]

This article covers alternatives to venture capital for funding a startup and compares the pros and cons of choosing debt capital over private equity.

Company Valuation

How Startup Valuation Works and How a Company Valuation Affects Financing

This article covers how startup valuation works, how you should be thinking about valuation in general and what it means for you now and down the road.

How to Raise a Series A Round from Venture Capital Investors

How to Raise a Series A Round from Venture Capital Investors

Raising a series A round of funding from venture capital investors is a long and stressful process, but if your startup needs funding, this is what you can expect.

Fast Funding Business

When Opportunity Comes Knocking, Fast Funding Opens the Door

Entrepreneurs raise capital in order to have a war chest that lets them capitalize on opportunities. The problem is getting that war chest is a horribly slow, inefficient, and distracting process. Providing fast funding is one of the ways Lighter Capital is seeking to revolutionize the business of startup finance.

Bootstrapping vs Equity

Startup Financing: When to Bootstrap vs. Raise Equity

There are many ways to raise capital beyond equity funding, including the option of not raising any equity or going into debt at all — and that means good, old-fashioned bootstrapping. But when seeking capital, should you bootstrap or raise equity?

How to Raise Money Angel Investors

How to Pitch to Investors and Raise Angel Money

Part 5 in our series on how to think about your startup at different stages of growth discusses how to pitch investors and raise angel money.