Preparing for Funding Ep7: Seed Round – Recut
In the final episode of this series, we discuss seed rounds, including the difference between convertible notes, SAFEs, and equity rounds, and how seed rounds have changed over the last 5 years.
Office Hours with Anthony Cimino
This episode of Office Hours features Anthony Cimino, Head of Policy & Regulatory Affairs at Carta, an online equity management platform. We discuss the status of several key public policy issues – including the Qualified Small Business Stock (QSBS) tax exclusion, the shifting definition of Accredited Investor, the Corporate Transparency Act, and electronic signatures and filings for 83(b) elections – and how the changes impact investor access, capital formation, and the ability of startups to raise capital.
Preparing for Funding Ep6: Accelerators/Incubators – Recut
In this episode, we break down the differences between accelerators and incubators, and how to find the best fit for your company.
Preparing for Funding Ep5: Initial Sophisticated Investors – Recut
In this episode, we discuss the difference between accredited, unaccredited, and sophisticated investors, and where to find them.
Preparing for Funding Ep4: Pitch Decks – Recut
In this episode, we discuss pitch decks, including what their purpose is (and isn’t), how to structure an effective deck, and how to get them in front of potential investors.
Preparing for Funding Ep3: Friends and Family Funding – Recut
In this episode, we discuss how to structure a Friends & Family Round to avoid risks that affect later-stage financing rounds.
Preparing for Funding Ep2: Founders’ Agreements – Recut
In this episode, we discuss founders’ agreements, including Restricted Stock Purchase Agreements (RSPAs), Confidential Information and Inventions Assignment Agreements (CIIAAs), and Non-Compete and Non-Solicitation Agreements.
Preparing for Funding Ep1: Incorporation – Recut
In this episode, we discuss the basics of incorporation, including the difference between corporations v. LLCs, which state to organize in, and when we recommend online document formation tools.
Insider’s Guide to Finance
Kevin was interviewed by The Insider’s Guide to Finance podcast about properly navigating your company through the stages of financing. Check it out!