You might think you’re fundraising, but what you’re actually doing is throwing a pool party. Venture funding dynamics in the Seed Phase have evolved differently than venture capital at Series A and beyond. A Seed fund would almost never take the whole round, even if it could.
The pre-seed stage is also referred to as the Angel round stage. But what does pre-seed mean? Who invests in pre-seed rounds and at what valuations? How do you raise a successful pre-seed round? This is exactly what this post is going to discuss.
Founder compensation is a tricky topic. How much are you supposed to pay yourself? What will your investors think? And are you even allowed to compensate yourself when your team is subsisting on cold pizza and borrowing the Wi-Fi from the nearest office? This article breaks down the many dimensions of the "tech founder salary".
On August 30, 2022, our special investor guest Alex Macdonald roasted 5 pitch decks of consenting startups in the presence of Roastmaster General Shaun Gold and Executioner-in-Residence Stephane Nasser. Watch the recording and read the transcript here.
Many startups are overwhelmed by what follows when their business starts to take off. There is a need for an investor that adds value during the funding stage, and continues to do so as the startup matures.
On August 2, 2022, our special investor guest Max Fleitmann roasted 5 pitch decks of consenting startups in the presence of Roastmaster General Shaun Gold and Executioner-in-Residence Stephane Nasser. Watch the recording and read the transcript here.