Financing Document Forms

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

Many founders want to do SAFE note financings for their early rounds to save time and money. My response to that is “let’s do a priced round, we can use a standard financing form we both like, we won’t use a lawyer on our side, and we can close in a week.” ” The key to being able to do that is the availability of standard financing forms.

5 Financing Sources for New Businesses

StartupNation

Some banks and credit unions will finance startups, and some even offer SBA loans to new businesses, but generally when they do make those loans, they go to founders who already have extensive business experience, or experience in their specific field (such as a veterinarian opening a new practice).

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Embedded finance startup Banxware raises €4M seed

TechCrunch

Embedded finance — the idea of offering financial products where customers are already congregating via white label solutions and APIs – isn’t an entirely new concept. Liberis, the embedded finance provider for SMEs, raises additional £70M in debt.

Binance-backed Xend Finance launches DeFi platform for credit unions in Africa

TechCrunch

Nigerian startup Xend Finance uses decentralized finance (DeFi) to address currency devaluation. This gave birth to Xend Finance.” Not only is Xend Finance trying to protect credit unions from fluctuation, but it is also changing how they operate.

Open Finance First, Open Data Second

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

We expect we will see continued innovation in the open finance (finance 2.0) We also think that open finance will inevitably lead to open data as users (both consumers and businesses) will start to understand and appreciate the benefits of increased user control, lower transaction (and other) costs, and other benefits of decentralization.

5 Tips for Getting Your New Business Finances Set up for Success

StartupNation

While it may sound obvious, your finances are one of the most critical elements of any business. In this article, you’ll learn five tips for getting your new business finances set up for success this year. You can accomplish this by tracking and planning your finances.

Uganda’s Tugende closes $3.6M Series A extension to meet the demand for its asset finance products

TechCrunch

Ugandan technology-enabled asset finance company Tugende today announced that it has closed $3.6 This brings Tugende’s total Series A financing to $9.9 The company is also currently piloting financing for e-mobility assets. . Development Finance Corporation.

ErudiFi raises $5 million Series A to give students in Southeast Asia more education financing options

TechCrunch

Based in Singapore, ErudiFi wants to help more students in Southeast Asia stay in school by giving them affordable financing options. Students also greatly benefit because our product is one of the few, if not the only, affordable financing option they have access to.”

When should you go for equity financing?

Berkonomics

Let’s take a few minutes to examine the kind of equity financing available to small or early stage businesses. These firms will continue to finance the company without VC money required, and in return keep the capital structure simple for the life of the company.

GCUC Mastermind: Finance

GCUC

The post GCUC Mastermind: Finance appeared first on GCUC Community. GCUC Mastermind is a virtual learning series focused on the accelerating nature of work and the humans driving it. You need new skills and. Financial Coworking Trends COVID-19 GCUC Mastermind

Financing with grants, not equity or debt

Berkonomics

First, an example of grant-based financing . If you can finance your enterprise through grants rather than equity or debt, you retain control and when it is time to sell your interest in the business, a lower sales price will create a higher return on your personal investment.

Getaround tops up $25M debt financing to its $140M Series E

TechCrunch

Silicon Valley peer-to-peer car rental startup Getaround has secured a $25 million loan from Horizon Technology Finance Corporation. Dan Devorsetz , Horizon’s chief investment officer, told TechCrunch that venture debt has been a part of Getaround’s financing strategy for 2020. “It

Liberis, the embedded finance provider for SMEs, raises additional £70M in equity and debt

TechCrunch

based fintech that provides finance for small businesses as an alternative to a traditional bank loan or extended overdraft , has replenished its own coffers with £70 million in funding. to offer finance for small businesses paid back via customer card transactions. Liberis , the U.K.-based

NeuroFlow Closes $7.5M Series A Financing to Advance Behavioral Health Integration and Engagement

Dream It

million Series A financing round led by San Francisco-based Builders VC. NeuroFlow ( Healthtech - Fall 2019 ) is a platform for getting patients with behavioral health issues better by supporting clinical teams with collaborative and measurement-based tools in all care settings.

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Revenue-based financing: The next step for private equity and early-stage investment

TechCrunch

Revenue-based investing ( RBI), also known as revenue-based financing, or revenue-share investing, 1 is a natural next step for the private equity and early-stage venture investment industry. Column Startups Venture Capital impact investing RBI revenue-based financing software as a service

Singapore-based open finance startup Finantier gets backing from Y Combinator

TechCrunch

Finantier , a Singapore-based open finance startup, wants to streamline that data with a single API that gives financial services access to user data, with their consent. Open finance grew out of open banking, the same framework that Plaid and Tink are built on.

The global inequity in venture financing is staggering

TechCrunch

The global venture capital ecosystem is inequitable. In the United States’ mature venture capital market, an entrepreneur’s race, gender and age help determine who has access to capital. But there are other limiting factors: geography, for example.

New Study by MPOWER Financing Shows the Value of Investing in Immigrants

Dream It

An Impact-Investing Success Story: Goldman Sachs-Backed Fintech Fuels Double Bottom Line by Investing in International Students A new study by MPOWER Financing (Dreamit Spring 2016 alum) highlights the dramatic impact of no-cosigner loans for international and DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) students on campus diversity, gender equity, and financial inclusion. About MPOWER Financing MPOWER Financing, headquartered in Washington, D.C.,

M1 Finance raises another rapid-fire round after scaling its AUM to more than $3.5B

TechCrunch

Months after raising a Series C worth $45 million , Chicago-based M1 Finance announced a new round of capital today. The new financing comes after M1 raised twice in 2020, including the previously mentioned Series C and a smaller $33 million Series B. M1 Finance’s growth.

Interview on Revenue-Based Finance and Flexible VC

David Teten - VC

Keith Harrington of Novel Growth Partners and Founder, Revenue-Based Finance Network , just posted the recording of an interview with me on revenue-based investing ; flexible VC ; and their future.

Finance Basics for Small Business Owners

Smart Hustle Magazine

One of the most important--understanding your business’s finances. Some business owners feel that finances are not their strength so they shy away from that aspect of their business. You might even think it a good business decision to outsource the bulk of the finances and bookkeeping.

M1 Finance closes $45M Series C mere months after it raised its $33M Series B

TechCrunch

Just months after it announced a $33 million Series B, Chicago-based M1 Finance today disclosed a $45 Series C. The new financing event was led by Left Lane Capital , the same investor that led M1’s Series B. M1 Finance raises $33M Series B as it reaches $1.45B AUM.

Twinco Capital scores €3M for its supply chain finance solution

TechCrunch

Twinco Capital , a Madrid and Amsterdam-based startup making it easier to access supply chain finance, has raised €3 million in funding. Founded in 2016 by Sandra Nolasco and Carmen Marin Romano, Twinco Capital offers a supply chain finance solution that includes purchase order funding.

3 Things Kabbage’s Acquisition by American Express Tells Us About Small Business Financing

Smart Hustle Magazine

However, it has several implications to small business financing that are more noteworthy than they seem. What American Express is getting reveals what the deal means to small business financing. More robust small business financing products are in the cards.

How International Founders Can Raise US Financing

Startup Grind

When I was a Y Combinator partner, I noticed that more and more of the batches were companies started by international founders. It's now at 35 percent , and because of this a common question I hear now is: How do you set yourself up to raise money in the U.S.? I’ve invested in several startups that started out as international companies and either moved to the U.S. or incorporated here to raise capital. Here are a few: Scotty , Automile , PayStack , Razorpay , Xendit and Sendbird.

United Nations Development Program and 500 Startups Join Forces to Bridge the World of Impact Financing and Tech Startups

500

ImpactAIM Indonesia’s goal is to bridge the world of impact financing with the world of tech startups in Indonesia. The post United Nations Development Program and 500 Startups Join Forces to Bridge the World of Impact Financing and Tech Startups appeared first on 500 Startups. Startup founders often have ambitions not just to make money, but to change the world. So, how do we help these founders accomplish these goals?

5 Financing Sources for New Businesses

StartupNation

Some banks and credit unions will finance startups, and some even offer SBA loans to new businesses, but generally when they do make those loans, they go to founders who already have extensive business experience, or experience in their specific field (such as a veterinarian opening a new practice). Here are five financing options for novice entrepreneurs to consider when looking for startup capital: Credit cards.

Revenue-Based Finance interview: February 23rd, 1pm ET

David Teten - VC

Keith Harrington of Novel Growth Partners and Founder, RBFNetwork , is hosting an interview with me February 23rd at 1pm ET.

Revisiting Paul Graham’s “High Resolution” Financing

Both Sides of the Table

When I first read Paul Graham’s blog post on “High Resolution&# Financing I read it as a treatise arguing that convertible notes are better than equity. Legal costs of early stage financing should be cheap – this is one of the final remaining arguments for convertible debt but even Paul acknowledges that this is no longer necessarily the case: “Different terms for different investors is clearly the way of the future.

Making Sense of the Stock Market Drops in Relation to Venture Financing

Both Sides of the Table

It will make follow-on financings much harder and people will have to consider whether or not to do inside rounds. These are all normal things but in this big run since 2009 we’ve all gotten used to nearly 100% follow-on financing rates, valuations only moving up, deals clearly the convertible note caps and low mortality rates.

Love Superheroes? NetSuite Takes It Up a Level with New Superhero Series [The Origin of Captain Finance]

Smart Hustle Magazine

Regardless, NetSuite through their new series Superheroes of Finance celebrates both groups of superheroes – plus the incredible artistry and depth of story will make both Marvel and DC comics shake with jealousy. So, to be more precise, this NetSuite series is an homage to the finance team.

3 Ways Digitizing Your Finance Department Can Lead to Business Growth

Smart Hustle Magazine

Investing in the digitization of your finance team is a great way to boost the efficiency and growth of your small business. In fact, the McKinsey Global Institute estimates that today 40 percent of finance activities can be fully automated. Empower your finance team to think big.

What Is Debt Financing? – Types, Sources, Pros & Cons

Feedough

It is when the founders need to make a tough decision of whether to raise money by diluting ownership ( equity financing ) or by taking loans (debt financing). This makes many founders choose debt financing as a capital financing method, that requires repayment along with interest.

Outfund, the revenue-based finance provider for online businesses, raises £37M

TechCrunch

Outfund , the revenue-based finance startup that wants to help online businesses fund growth without giving away equity, has raised £37 million in a “late seed” investment. Uncapped picks up another $26M to offer revenue-based finance to European entrepreneurs.

InsurGrid raises pre-seed financing to help modernize legacy insurance agents

TechCrunch

million in pre-seed financing to help it fulfill its goal to be the “underdog for the underdogs,” Beach said. Insurance agents spend hours handling paperwork and grabbing client information over the phone.

How to Approach Your Business Finances For the Rest 2021

Smart Hustle Magazine

Keep part of your finances uncommitted as contingency resources. The post How to Approach Your Business Finances For the Rest 2021 appeared first on SmartHustle.com. Money finances moneyInsights from Paul Reed who runs Reed & CO an accountancy firm in Bristol, UK.

Japan’s NTT Finance establishes strategic venture investment partnership with Israel’s OurCrowd

OurCrowd

Tokyo/Jerusalem – March 16, 2021 – NTT Finance , a subsidiary of NTT Group (Nippon Telegraph and Telephone), announced today that it will establish NTT Finance Israel LP together with OurCrowd. NTT Finance will commit $15 million (1.5