Preparing for Funding Ep5: Initial Sophisticated Investors
In this episode, we discuss qualifications for accredited investors, how to find angel investors, how angel syndicates work, which metrics you need to know for a pitch meeting, and how to respond to getting a “no.”
Preparing for Funding Ep4: Pitch Decks
In this episode, we discuss what makes a great pitch deck, the best uses of an appendix, how to get warm introductions to investors, and restrictions on general solicitations.
Preparing for Funding Ep3: Friends & Family Funding
In this episode, we discuss how to mitigate the risks of Friends & Family funding, which include disproportionate valuations, violating SEC and state securities laws, and messy cap tables.
Preparing for Funding Ep2: Founders Agreements
In this episode, we discuss the difference between vesting and reverse vesting, confidentiality agreements and assignment of intellectual property, restricted stock and 83(b) elections, ROFR, and Class F founders stock.
Preparing for Funding Ep1: Incorporation
In this episode, we discuss why your company’s legal matters, lifestyle businesses v. venture-backed businesses, whether you should form your entity as a corporation or LLC, implications of the new tax code, and the filing requirements for entity formation.