Investors guide: Different types of investors

Capital raising market has been heavily diversified by non-traditional investors. Start-ups and small and medium scale businesses (SMEs) are the key beneficiaries of this...

Common investor terms

It is often baffling to not comprehend the difference between common shares and preferential shares or the implications of a term sheet. Common investor...

A Brief Glossary of Key Terms in Fundraising

Angel Investor – A (usually) wealthy private investor in startup companies. Cap / Target Valuation – The maximum effective valuation for an investor in a convertible note. ...

The types of Investor based funding

Fundraising is available with numerous options in the market today like rewards based, equity-based, family, and friends, or other investor based funding. Choosing the best...

A GUIDE TO SEED FUNDRAISING: Negotiation and Closing the Deal

This article is an excerpt from the essay on A Guide to Seed Fund Raising by Geoff Ralston. A seed investment can usually be closed rapidly....

When do Investors Invest: The Four Stages of Fundraising

Raising investments is as much dependent on the stage your business is in as it is on other pertinent factors. The development stage is...

A Guide to Seed Fundraising: Meeting Investors

This article is an excerpt from the essay on A Guide to Seed Fund Raising by Geoff Ralston If you are meeting investors at an investor...

Shareholder’s Agreement: Voting Rights

In the fifth part of our series on “Introduction to shareholder’s agreement”, we present to you clauses on Voting Rights A shareholder agreement has the...

Investors: Angels & Venture Capitalists

This article is an excerpt from the essay on A Guide to Seed Fund Raising by Geoff Ralston The difference between an angel and a VC...

Shareholder’s Agreement: Restrictions on share transfers

In the fourth part of our series on “Introduction to shareholder’s agreement”, we present to you clauses that restrict Share Transfers Pre-emptive clauses in shareholders’...