SAFE notes

TechCrunch+ Roundup: SAFE founder survey, replacing a CEO, how cyber insurance works

Replacing a CEO is a complicated process: senior executives and board members should be in alignment, and founders must be ready to let go.

Founders: How well do you really understand seed-stage financing?

Tactically, fundraising is a skill like any other. You get better the more you do it. But practicing gets you nowhere if you don't have a strong foundation in understanding fundraising components.

How some founders are raising capital outside of the VC world

Hello and welcome back to our regular morning look at private companies, public markets and the gray space in between. Today, we’re exploring fundraising from outside the venture world. Founders loo

Why SAFE notes are not safe for entrepreneurs

The shortcomings of SAFE notes are coming home to roost; ironically, entrepreneurs are paying the price. Y Combinator invented the notes with a noble goal: “we intend the SAFE to remain fair to bo