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Seed Funding

Seed Funding: How It Works

Seed funding, as the name suggests, is funding designed to germinate an idea into a business at its beginning stages. Here's how seed funding works.

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.

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?

Startup Accelerators

5 Things to Know Before Your Startup Joins an Accelerator

Startup accelerators offer attractive equity financing and support option to early-stage companies. Here are 5 things to know before joining an accelerator.

5 Reasons to Choose Debt Over Equity Financing

Debt financing may offer its own hidden benefits over equity financing. Here are five reasons not to be skittish about financing your company with debt.