Everyone gets wet when it rains, but accepting a down round allows founders to keep building their businesses.
We recently sat down with three VCs who shared tips on spinning up an investing network from scratch and negotiating your first term sheet.
Clearco, a Toronto-based fintech capital provider for online companies, tells TechCrunch that it has laid off 125 people, or 25% of its entire staff. Those impacted will receive severance pay, a two-y
This is our Wednesday show, where we niche down to a single topic, think about a question and unpack the rest. This week, Natasha asked: What’s in the fine print for term sheets these days, and wha
The last decade has been pretty friendly to startup founders at the deal table. Who needs dilution protection when the market is steadily going up and to the right?
One of the most exciting moments in the life of every newly christened founder is the sweet relief of seeing a term sheet come in from an investor. After weeks, perhaps months (but hopefully not years
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What to do if your term sheet has too many tough terms, and which are the ones to focus on?
Trying to raise money for a startup is never a walk in the park. Still, there are good times, there are bad times, and there is right now, a moment of uncertainty unlike anything that most of us have
I was in SF last week and met with more than a dozen VCs over the course of two days. This was post the holidays, post their visits to the ski chalets in Tahoe and the island beaches, and in the smack
The increase in activity in the pre-IPO secondary market means that founders, early employees, and investors are receiving liquidity much sooner in a company’s lifecycle than ever before...
We know the world of startup funding is competitive. I’ve analyzed how founders can optimize their pitch decks and the best times of year for fundraising to get the most attention from investors.
Founders need to get smart quickly about the many nuanced aspects of building a company, from understanding weird language in a big term sheet to hiring a key software developer. But the best practica
Three years ago, I met with a founder who had raised a massive seed round at a valuation that was at least five times the market rate. I asked what firm made the investment...
From the painstakingly obvious why did nobody think of it before department: London-based early-stage VC <a target="_blank" href="http://passioncapital.com">Passion Capital</a> has updated its standar
At some point in the game, every entrepreneur and startup founder becomes familiar with the term sheet. But "familiarity" can be a tricky qualifier. Even by one's third startup, entrepreneurs are not