A Guide to Financing Term Sheets: Control Terms

By: Jacob Plotnik It is essential that startup founders consider their startup’s governance policies (i.e., its management, processes, and…


The Decline of the Initial Coin Offering: Still a Viable Option for Start-Ups?

By: Ali N. Habhab Much has been made of the “blockchain” revolution in recent years – the development of a secure digital ledger has spurred…


Startup Financing: Friends & Family Investors

Introduction  So you’ve gotten the idea for your new startup solidified and have determined what entity best fits the needs of your business plan and…


IP Due Diligence

Your startup is ready for investments, but it may not be as ready as you think. In the growing startup environment, it is important for companies to…


Who are the Players within the VC Firm?

Finding the right investors and raising funds are necessary components to grow a startup. As entrepreneurs, this process can be nerve-wracking. From…


Economic Provisions within a Term Sheet

When startups attempt to raise funding for a priced round, founders are often primarily focused on the valuation of a term sheet. This focus is not…


Should SAFEs replace Convertible Notes?

You may have heard about the investment instrument Simple Agreement for Future Equity, otherwise known as a SAFE. SAFEs are just one of the many…


Beware the Cap Table

So you founded your own company, congratulations! You came up with a great idea, built a team, and built a product. You are going to take over the…


A Primer on Bank Financing for Small Business

Small businesses may be financed in a variety of ways. Two of the most basic are through the investments of founders and key backers, and through…


The Basics of Debt-Based Crowdfunding

Source: 401kcalculator.org Attaining funds is a critical step for many entrepreneurs. Fortunately, innovative concepts like crowdfunding, where funds…