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. ...

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....

Top 20 VCs in France & Europe

The venture capital ecosystem in France is progressively growing. After the UK and Germany, France was ranked as the third largest venture capital in...

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...

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: Why Raise Money?

This article is an excerpt from the essay on A Guide to Seed Fund Raising by Geoff Ralston Startup companies need to purchase equipment, rent offices,...

Shareholder’s agreement: Board of directors

In the first part of our series on “Introduction to shareholder’s agreement”, we present to you the clause on Board of Directors. A start-up and/or...

How to Raise Funding Without Venture Capital!

  New businesses run on the essential supply of periodic financing. One of the greatest challenges facing entrepreneurs is ensuring adequate capital flows to meet...

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...

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...