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10 Programs around the world giving Equity Free Money to Startups

Bootstrapping is the best way to go if you can find the right mix of opportunities to run your business. The best way to fund your startup is to find a grant or win a startup contest or crowdfund it. Let me list a few good options (grants up to $50k and above) for entrepreneurs to rope in some equity …

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What is Convertible Debt & Why do startup raise money through convertible notes? Advantages

To understand convertible bond in startup context, we need to first understand it in the general sense. And in general sense these bonds are issued by big companies to reduce their debt burden. Recently more startups are raising seed money as convertible bond to reduce the hassle and to escape from the nitty gritties of issuing equity. What is bond …

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5 Brutal Points to Take Care off while Raising Investment

Before we proceed we would like you to Check out our new tool to calculate the investor and Founder payout and equity sharing based on the investment made by each entity here Aakash Saxena (changed name), a former technical head of a very famous travelling website, quits a 1 Cr package for a startup which he feels worth millions. …

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Top Lies – What investors say and What they mean


Serial Entrepreneur and Venture Capitalist Guy Kawasaki came up with a list of lies investors tell to string along entrepreneurs (keep them hanging) in case something miraculous happens to make them look better. To rescue entrepreneurs from the heartburn and pain of wasted time below is the list of the lies investors tell and Guy Kawasaki who himself is one …

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How is Startup valuated during fundraising


The first thing you need to think when you are planning to raise money from investors is “What is my startup worth?” Its like until you put a price on something you cannot sell it and as you are planning to sell equity in your startup in return of investment, it becomes necessary that you determine your company’s worth. How …

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Investment Termsheet Elements explained – 10 Things to watch out on your Termsheet


You would have worked really hard to get that termsheet in your hands which comes after pitching your idea to various investors and finally getting it liked by some investors and getting the termsheet from them. But not always all the termsheets are acceptable as they may include terms which can ruin your business. And to understand the termsheet, you …

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What is Termsheet

termsheet contract

Depending on what stage your startup is in like seed, growth, scale stage etc… you will be looking for specific funds (seed/Angel/venture capital/IPO etc) and pitching your ideas to the investors to get the funding in return of partnership or equity in your startup. And if  the investors likes your idea then they will like to have an agreement with …

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What does Series-A, Series-B, Series-C funding mean in Startups

Startups go through series of funding from venture capital firms. Capital is raised in multiple rounds of financing as valuation of a company may increase when the start up demonstrates: Increased probability of success Proof of concept Growth in customer base, etc. In each round of financing, valuation is done independently. Investors who invest in early rounds prefer to invest …

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Angels and Demons of Angel investors


In Startup ecosystem, Investors and Entrepreneurs are interdependent on each other for their successes but there are always heroes and villains out there in the world and if you know how to find the mask everybody wears you will get success in whatever you do.There are many investors who want to bring change in economy and want to give back to society and want …

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Understanding Angel Investors

As entrepreneurship is picking trend in India so is the trend of investing in Startups. If you are in an early stage in your business then after you have utilize your saving and built a product which is already selling.., you may expect some Angel Investors to be really interested in your startup, and other exception is you have and …

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