Financing Document Forms

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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.

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


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.

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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.

GCUC Mastermind: Finance


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

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

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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.

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


It also involves a lot of money; and this money is generally sourced by taking loans (debt financing) or selling equity (equity financing). On the other hand, equity financing is usually a go-to-strategy for most founders to raise funding, get strategic guidance, and run a successful long-term startup. But what exactly is equity financing, how it works, and what are its sources? What Is Equity Financing? How Does Equity Financing work?

Finance Basics for Small Business Owners

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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. One great way to manage your business finances is by following the “profit first” principle. Invest in accounting software to make getting intimate with your finances easier.

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


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?

How International Founders Can Raise US Financing

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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.

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

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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.,

To succeed as an entrepreneur, make these 8 investments

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More recently, I’ve used premium financing to acquire insurance that will provide me with tax-free retirement income. BUSINESS GROWTH FINANCES investments Noah RosenfarbContributed by Noah B. Rosenfarb , a member of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) and a certified public accountant who helps entrepreneurs increase cash flow, sell their companies successfully, manage their wealth and create predictable passive income. Invest in Yourself.

Wise raises another $12 million to double down on embedded business banking


Finance Fundings & Exits Startups embedded finance Fintech WISEFintech startup Wise has raised a $12 million Series A round. The company offers business bank accounts with an interesting go-to-market strategy. Wise partners with other companies so that they can offer bank accounts to their own customers.

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

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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. This week, the company announced a $7.5 Also participating in the round are Dreamit Ventures , Spring Point Partners, Red & Blue Ventures, and AWT Private Investments.

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Top Four Survival Tips for Small Business Owners

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BUSINESS GROWTH FINANCES INNOVATION LEADERSHIP PEOPLE/STAFF PR/MARKETING coronavirus COVID-19 small businessRemember when owning a small business was risky but rewarding? Stressful but satisfying? And then COVID-19 hit. In the midst of a global pandemic, being responsible for your own business—as well as the livelihoods of your employees—very likely seems overwhelming if not completely debilitating.

Financial institutions can support COVID-19 crowdfunding campaigns


Before considering how financial institutions can assist with crowdfunding campaigns, we must first look at the diverse array of impressive results from this financing option during the pandemic. Doing so will ensure fair and equitable financing for all, at least, in theory.

Financial planning during a pandemic

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One of the best pieces of advice I ever received—and that I consistently share with my clients—is that we should never make long-term decisions based on short-term emotions or circumstances, particularly when it comes to our finances. FINANCES Devin Salinas eo los angeles Northwestern Mutual

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Some Thoughts On SPACs

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hacking finance stocks VC & TechnologyAs many of you know, Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs) are all the rage on wall street right now. SPACs are publicly traded “shell companies” that raise capital in an IPO process and then use that capital to merge with a privately held business. SPACs have been around for at least thirty years and I have always thought of them as a “liquidity path of last resort” for our portfolio companies.

Further COVID Stimulus on Hold for Now: What Does That Mean for Small Businesses?


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We’re Entering the Stay-Home Economy. Here are 10 Industries That Will Be Winners

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BUSINESS GROWTH FINANCES INNOVATION PR/MARKETING acceleration partners remote work robert glazer stay-at-home economy stay-home economyThe below article is part of Robert Glazer’s LinkedIn Newsletter series and originally appeared on Glazer’s LinkedIn page. He is the founder and CEO of Acceleration Partners , an affiliation marketing company. As COVID-19 spreads globally, many countries—including the United States—are mandating extreme social distancing measures.

Accelerating Working Capital

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hacking financeAs policy makers around the world seek to mitigate the economic shock from this pandemic, one less obvious but powerful place to look are working capital flows. Yes we do need direct relief for small businesses like the forgivable PPP loans. We also need things like payroll tax deferrals and other relief from the CARES Act. We also need our capital markets to work so actions like the Fed is taking are necessary and important.

Author-entrepreneur says i2E offers ‘founder-friendly’ financing through state-funded program

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He was talking about the Technology Business Finance Program (TBFP), Oklahoma’s nationally recognized pre-seed capital fund that i2E administers for the Oklahoma Center for Science and Technology. News Elliott Adams Scott Meacham TBFP Technology Business Finance Program The Startup MixtapeBy Scott Meacham.

As venture capital rebounds, what’s going on with venture debt?


Other forms of venture debt, like revenue-based financing, share startup income streams to repay borrowings. Via PitchBook, here are updated venture debt metrics for the United States through 2019: Fundings & Exits Startups TC element finance Lighter Capital The Exchange venture debt

Disrupting Finance From Above: Wealthfront

Finance government stimulus Internet Payment Regulation Uncategorized Venture Capital Disruption payments wealthfront Many entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley believe that the financial services industry in the United States is “ripe for disruption. ” The basis of this argument is really two fold. First, they believe that the current offerings from the financial incumbents are lacking.

Study finds most big open-source startups outside Bay Area, many European, and avoiding VC


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Revisiting Paul Graham’s “High Resolution” Financing

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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.

UK’s PrimaryBid raises $50M as its retail investing platform sees a Covid-19 surge of activity


For us, both our companies are anticipating the direction of travel of the future of finance.”. Europe Finance Recent Funding Startups investing primarybid

Freelancer banking startup Lili raises $15M


Finance Funding Fundings & Exits Startups TC Group 11 LiliIt’s only been a few months since Lili announced its $10 million seed round , and it’s already raised more funding — namely, a $15 million Series A.

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

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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.

What Will Happen In The 2020s

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Asian crypto exchanges, unchecked by cumbersome regulatory restraints in Europe and the US and leveraging decentralized finance technologies, will become the dominant capital markets for all types of financial instruments. climate crisis crypto economics employment entrepreneurship Food and Drink hacking energy hacking finance policy Politics Science VC & TechnologyIt’s 2020. Time to look forward to the decade that is upon us.

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Ant Group could raise as much as $34.5B in IPO in what would be world’s largest IPO


To see Ant Group dual-list on the Hong Kong and Shanghai indices without a float in New York shows what is possible outside of the United States when it comes to capital financing. Asia Finance Fundings & Exits Startups alibaba alipay ant group Tencent WeChat Pay

How to Project Cash Flow to Forecast the Impact of COVID-19

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As an EO member, Greg has chaired the EO@Wharton Executive Education program for the last five years and plans to launch a new Executive Education program for EO in 2020 called Functional Finance for Entrepreneurs that will teach any entrepreneur the basics to understand their financials and use the data to drive exceptional business performance and value. BUSINESS GROWTH FINANCES STARTUP STRATEGY balance sheet coronavirus COVID-19 economy EO birmingham greg crabtree small business

Stepping Up in Crisis: EO Members Respond to COVID-19

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BUSINESS GROWTH FINANCES INNOVATION LEADERSHIP OPERATIONS PR/MARKETING STRATEGY Brera Serviced Apartments Bruce Stanger EO Connecticut EO Italy EO South Florida Evan Nierman Matteo Ghedini Red Banyan Stanger Stanfield LawIn times of crisis, entrepreneurs step up to take the lead on creating groundbreaking pathways toward renewal. We asked three EO members what strategies they are implementing at work and in their personal lives as COVID-19 continues to spread.

Financial Assistance for Businesses Around the World

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FINANCES STARTUP coronavirus COVID-19 EO Accelerator financial assistance government relief small business Tabatha BacaContributed by Tabatha Baca, program coordinator for Entrepreneurs’ Organization EO Accelerator program. . The COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic has affected poeple around the world. It’s closed borders, shut down schools and probably ended some marriages. Small business have been particularly vulnerable to the chaos.

Tax Filing is Approaching, Here’s How Your Business Can Save


All finance guest post Startups tax tax credit tax season taxationGuest Post: The following post is a sponsored guest post by Scott McCutcheon of incentAdvise. All views and opinions represented in this post are the views and opinions of incentAdvise and do not represent those of 500 Startups or any of its staff or affiliates. As startups and established companies continue to scale, there are exciting benefits awaiting them that can uncover hidden cash.

New Early Stage Financing Options for Entrepreneurs


Despite these pundits, I sense a fundamental change in the early-stage financing eco-system. If you are new to the entrepreneurial world of startups, you are likely confused by the terminology of seed-stage, lean startups, micro-VCs, and Super Angels. Don’t be embarrassed, since even professional investors are often confused these days by the new terms, as well as old terms used with new meanings. In any case, it’s time to look again at the options you really have.

Experts Share Ways to Recession-Proof Your Business

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Finance to keep you recession-proof. BUSINESS GROWTH FINANCES OPERATIONS Bill Lyons Griffin Funding Lauren Zerweck Positive Adventures recession recession-proof Ryan ShortillContributed by Bill Lyons, CEO and president of Griffin Funding. Along with the excitement that comes with a new decade, 2020 brings a lot of speculation on the economy, including a focus on what we call recession proofing.