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Crowdfunding for Startups

Funding is important for businesses at all levels but it’s especially important for startup companies. Essentially, funding doesn’t just help startup companies meet their financial goals, it also helps companies be more attractive for future funding needs as they move towards growth. Crowdfunding for startups, like for any other company, can be helpful here. More […]

4 Business Growth Strategies That Work

Business growth isn’t just a “nice-to-have”, it’s essential for companies at all levels to see continued growth over a period of time. Without growth, your business will eventually become stagnant, lose revenue, and potentially lead to business failure. While most businesses understand that growth is vital for overall success and sustainability, many businesses are unsure […]

8 Top Venture Capital Firms

Every large company once started as a small corporation and at one point, they also needed additional help to grow. Venture capital firms can help grow your company without burdening yourself with debt. Even with the small element of risk, with the right investor, you can soar your business to greater heights. All you need […]

What is Venture Capital: Beyond the Basics

One of the common challenges that new businesses and startups face is funding. Where will the money for operating expenses and other necessary costs come from? Even though projected profits are high for the future, how will the bills be paid right now? Even though you’re all familiar with the idea, it’s worth revisiting that […]

A Company’s Guide to Series C Funding: Everything You Need to Know

The Series C round in funding is the fourth stage of startup funding and is considered the last stage of venture capital financing. However, some companies choose to undergo additional funding rounds. Series C funding is similar to Series B in that it relies on raising capital through the sale of preferred shares. The shares […]

Everything You Need to Know About Series B Funding

The Series B funding round in startup funding is considered the third stage of startup financing and the second stage of venture capital financing. With that in mind, this round is all about taking your company to the next level beyond the development stage. At this point, investors are focused on helping startup companies grow […]

Everything You Need to Know About Series A Funding

Series A funding generally comes after raising seed capital and is considered the startup company’s first significant round of venture capital financing. Both seed funding and Series A are similar in that financing is equity-based. The main difference between seed funding and Series A funding though is that it comes with anti-dilution provisions. Anti-dilution provision […]

A Startup’s Guide to Seed Funding: Everything You Need to Know

Seed funding is considered the first official equity stage of a startup company. It is the first set of money that a company raises. Seed funding is ultimately designed to help companies who have developed a solid business strategy grow. More specifically, seed funding helps startup companies finance the next vital steps in the business […]

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