fundraising

Here’s what you’ll learn at Atrium’s fundraising workshop

Justin Kan is qualified to teach you how to pitch, and isn’t shy about it. Having raised about $90 million for a few companies and sold his startup Twitch to Amazon for almost a billion dollars,

GoFundMe relaunches nonprofit fundraising site CrowdRise

After acquiring CrowdRise over a year ago to double down on fundraising for non-profits, GoFundMe is today taking the wraps off a new product that will supercharge the service. CrowdRise by GoFundMe 

Justin Kan’s Atrium is starting a boot camp to help founders raise money

Raising a Series A is hard for a founder. Especially when you consider they’re usually doing it for the first time, while the VCs on the other side of the table are essentially professional nego

Facebook and The Gates Foundation are matching $2M in donations for #GivingTuesday

Today is #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that always falls on the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving. This year Facebook is again partnering with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to match

ICOs aren’t just about raising lots of money, say founders who raised lots of money from ICOs

It’s impossible to ignore the rush of ICOs in venture capital land. The new fundraising dynamic has helped companies raise more than $1.7 billion this year to date. Huge sums of money tend to ca

How pro rata works in venture capital deals

To the uninitiated, startup fundraising can be confusing. And even some of the resources designed to be approachable for the newcomer often raise more questions than they answer. So we’ve launched a

Cap tables, share structures, valuations, oh my! A case study of early-stage funding

For many entrepreneurs, especially first-time founders, raising outside capital can be daunting. Between all of the new vocabulary and the very real legal implications of the agreements being signed,

Three things that every startup should consider before the fundraising tide goes out

Now is the time for startups to engage in strategic planning so that future liquidity needs will be met. This article discusses market trends and how debt financing and other protective measures can e

Does it really matter how much your startup raises?

“How much money does it take to get a startup off the ground?” Entrepreneurs and venture capitalists are faced with this question all the time, and the only right answer — it depends — is also

The very first question to answer when taking on new investors

Fundraising is a stressful process. You do all you can to impress prospective investors by honing the story, optimizing key metrics and making your company look as attractive as possible. But before y

Fintech startup Omise raises $25M in ICO that bucks ‘money grabbing’ trend

By now you’ve probably heard of ICOs. The alternative fundraising option has been used to raise more than $500 million in funding this year alone, but it has gotten a reputation for unfinished p

Facebook’s personal fundraisers exit beta, now support raising money for sports teams & communities

Facebook announced today it’s expanding its online fundraising tools – basically, Facebook’s own take on a GoFundMe-type service – to include support for community fundraisers

This new sentiment index aims to help founders time their fundraising

A new index aims to help consumer-oriented startup founders understand the health of the venture capital fundraising environment; specifically, when is a good time to seek funding -- and when isn't.

New Clerky tools help startups hire and raise funds without running into legal problems

Clerky may not be a household name like TurboTax today, but the company’s business formation software has been called a "secret weapon" by startup founders in Silicon Valley for years. Many Y Combin

Facebook introduces personal fundraising tools, donate buttons in Facebook Live for Pages

Facebook today announced it's expanding its set of online fundraising tools to include its own GoFundMe competitor, with the added support for personal online fundraisers. The new tool will allow Face

2017 is the year your startup gets funded

The turn of the calendar is cathartic for entrepreneurs -- there’s something about starting a new year that inspires folks to launch a new startup, build a new product or raise capital. If you’re

Algorithmic commerce platform Feedvisor gets $20 million from General Catalyst

Algorithmic commerce startup Feedvisor is growing quickly, now managing more than $2 billion in goods sold through marketplaces like Amazon and eBay. To fuel that growth, the company has raised a

How startups outside the Bay Area can fundraise in a big way

Raising venture capital is tough for any startup. But it can be a little more difficult when you’re located outside of Silicon Valley. More difficult, but definitely not impossible.

Classy raises $30 million to help nonprofits raise donations, make a greater impact

A San Diego startup called Classy has raised $30 million for software-as-a-service that helps nonprofits raise donations online, and keep supporters engaged in a good cause for the long run. Specifica

ShotTracker raises $5M in seed funding from Magic Johnson and David Stern to bring real-time analytics to NBA teams

ShotTracker, a company that got its start by launching a wearable sensor to track and analyze your basketball shots, has announced a $5M seed round that includes participation from basketball legend M
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