Funding & Finances

Captain Hoffman: How to Become a Unicorn Start-up

As an entrepreneur and an investor, do you often ask yourself: what is the difficult part of being creative? When will my innovation be profitable? And is it really the idea that lies at the heart of entrepreneurial success?

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Founders Space Investor Pitches

Apply to the Founders Space Investor Pitches and Angel Syndicate.

Cap Tables Made Easy as Pie

You’ll like this new cap table tool…

Build and share your cap table, conveniently and securely in the cloud. Create and issue stock classes and convertible instruments.


Convertible Notes: How They Work & What You Need to Know

I tried to put all the basic resources in one place…

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Convertible Note Seed Financings

How Convertible Debt Works

Orrick Convertible Note Term Sheet Creator

Convertible Note Template

Why Convertible Notes Are Sometimes Terrible For Startups

Revisiting Paul Graham’s “High Resolution” Financing

Is Convertible Debt Preferable to Equity?

Series Seed is a Viable Option

Here’s a Nice Sample Investor Deck

I Put $100k into My Startup and Now I Want to Raise Capital from VCs — Should I Treat this $100k as a Loan? What’s Fair?

If your startup is really hot, investors probably won’t object to having your $100k treated as a loan. However, most investors don’t like the idea of their capital going to payback founder loans. After all, they are investing in the company and want 100% of their capital to be put into growing the business.

With this in mind, it may be in your best interest to consider your investment as a non-reimbursable expense. That’s what investors would prefer.

Ben Parr and James Altucher

David Cohen, Founder of TechStars, Discuss the Series-A Crunch

The Best Startup Pitch Decks

The Best Startup Investor Pitch Deck

Best Pitch Deck Examples on SlideShare

6 Awesome Investor Pitch Decks

The Pitch Deck That Helped A Startup Land $6 Million

Brad Feld’s Take on How a Convertible Debt Financing Works

Here is a link to Brad Feld’s take on how convertible debt financing works…

Play it Safe with Y Combinator’s SAFE: Simple Agreement for Future Equity

Every founder should look into the “Safe Financing Documents” by Y Combinator.

The Safe (simple agreement for future equity) is intended to replace convertible notes in most cases, and we think it addresses many of the problems with convertible notes while preserving their flexibility. In addition to being simpler and clearer, we intend the safe to remain fair to both investors and founders.

AngelList Syndicates: How They Affect VCs & Funding

Battery Ventures’ Brian O’Malley talks about AngelList Syndicates and how they’ll change the ecosystem.

Ask Jay About Angel Investors vs. VCs

What’s the real difference between angels and venture capitalists and which should I choose?

Should International Startups Rely on CrowdFunding? Jon Medved, founder of OurCrowd, Believes So!

Jon Medved is the founder of OurCrowd, an Israeli online crowd-funding platform.

How to Beat the Series A Crunch

What are Angel Investors Looking for?

Angels vs. Venture Capitalists vs. Crowd Funding

A. Raul Hernandez
Audit and Advisory Partner
Hood & Strong, LLP

Thomas Korte

The Truth About Venture Capital in New York

How do you get VC funded in NY city? Find out…


  • Brad Burnham, Partner, Union Square Ventures
  • Amish Jani, Founder & Managing Director, FirstMark Capital
  • Brian Hirsch, Managing Partner, Tribeca Venture Partners
  • David Silverman, Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers

Venture Capital in the UK and Portugal

Venture Capital Leaders in the UK and Portugal.


* Anne Glover — CEO, Amadeus Capital Partners, London (UK)
* José da Franca — Chairman, Portugal Ventures, Lisbon


* Amadeus Capital Partners:
* Portugal Ventures:

Dana Mead Talks About How to Understand Venture Capital

Dana Mead joined Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers as a partner in May 2005 to work in the firm’s life sciences practice. He leverages experience accrued from his venture-funded, startup management roles and board participation to support entrepreneurs and innovators dedicated to making a real difference in the lives of millions suffering from life-limiting diseases. Dana serves on the boards of Apnicure, Awarepoint, Corventis, Inspire Medical Systems, Intersect ENT, Invuity, Pulmonx, Spiracur, Spinal Modulation, Teladoc and Voyage Medical.