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…


Losing Limited Liability: Blending Business and Personal Finances in a Corporation or LLC

  In the early stages of starting a new business, it can be difficult to tell what belongs to the company and what belongs to the founders as…


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…


A Quick Primer on Title III Equity Crowdfunding: Drafting Your Term Sheet (Part 3 of 3)

Now that the SEC has passed its equity crowdfunding rules, it will be interesting to see if "market" terms emerge. While it remains to be seen how…


A Quick Primer on Title III Equity Crowdfunding: Is Equity Crowdfunding Right For Your Startup? (Part 2 of 3)

Even though equity-based crowdfunding is now legal, it might not be right for you. This is part 2 of our series on equity based crowdfunding.  Let’s…


A Quick Primer on Title III Equity Crowdfunding: Starting-Up as a VC (Part 1 of 3)

The SEC's equity-based crowdfunding rules went into effect on May 16, 2016. In the same way technology empowered anyone to become an entrepreneur, so…


Pitching Investors: Watch for General Solicitation Rules

Securities laws may restrict how you discuss how your startup plans to raise money. Many people think securities laws are only relevant to big…


Revisiting Regulation A+: A Few Considerations

Entrepreneurs should consider the risks and rewards of a Reg A+ offering. Image by Andrew Magil on Flickr. CC By 2.0 License. The ability to…