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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.

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?

6 Reasons VC Funding Isn’t Always the Best Goal

6 Reasons Venture Funding Isn’t Always the Best Goal

Many startup entrepreneurs see VC funding as a major goal. But should it be? Here are six reasons that getting VC funding isn’t always the most constructive goal for your business.

5 Reasons Why SaaS Entrepreneurs Should Think Twice about VC

5 Reasons Why SaaS Entrepreneurs Should Think Twice About VC

Before you barrel ahead with crafting your pitch deck, stop and think twice about whether venture capital (VC) is the right choice for your business. VC has some major drawbacks, after all. Here are five reasons you may want to think twice about it.

How to pitch investors

8 Tips for Pitching Startup Investors

How can you optimize your pitch to get investors to say yes? Start by ensuring you’re nailing the basics. Here are eight tips to guide you.

4 Startup Milestones to Reach Before Raising Series A

Many companies want to raise their Series A round before they're ready, but coming unprepared to such a competitive space can be detrimental to your company's future funding prospects or even harmful to your reputation.

Exploring Venture Debt: Benefits, Risks, and Tradeoffs

Venture debt is a debt funding mechanism available only to venture-backed, early- and growth-stage companies. Here we explore venture debt pros and cons.