The 7 fundamentals of early stage investing – “Harvesting”

Harvesting is what investors call the process of getting back their investment and then some!  Harvest what you sow, right?  You will want to do everything you can to make the end perfect for everyone.  You should do everything you can to help the investors achieve a positive harvest – one in which they will […]

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The 7 fundamentals of early stage investing – “Supporting”

Support in any relationship is critical.  An angel’s investment should be just the beginning of the relationship, don’t see their financial investment as the only they contribute.  These angels have invested in your company for a reason, so feel free to solicit their help in any way you can.  Angels can and should help you […]

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The 7 fundamentals of early stage investing – “Negotiating”

Negotiating – how much of your company are you going to give up and on what terms?  How much bargaining will there be along the way?  Just remember, when you are bargaining and negotiating, you are doing this people who may be part of your business for many years to come.  These people are the […]

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The 7 fundamentals of early stage investing – “Structuring”

You will be asked “how are you structuring the deal?”.  What does this mean? Angels are asking: What are their investment terms? What type of financing will they provide equity or debit?  Will the investors get their cash back before the company does?  And, will the angels have the right to invest in future business […]

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The 7 fundamentals of early stage investing – “Valuing”

Valuation is all about estimating how much something is worth, in other words what’s the monetary value of your company? How much is your company worth? How much money are your trying to raise? What amount of ownership are you willing to give up? How long do you expect the first initial investment to last? […]

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