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’...

A Guide to Seed Fundraising: When to Raise Money

This article is an excerpt from the essay on A Guide to Seed Fund Raising by Geoff Ralston. Investors write checks when the idea they hear...

Shareholder’s agreement: Vesting Shares

In the third part of our series on “Introduction to shareholder’s agreement”, we present to you the clause on Vesting Shares. A company may...