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Seven Rules of Thumb for a Successful Seed Capital Round

Q: Can you share a little about a seed round you successfully closed in terms of the process, the funnel for angels and lead...

Wade Myers
By Wade Myers
on May 24, 2017 10:12:49 AM
How Do I Get Investors to Take Me Seriously?

The best way to get investors to take you seriously it to make it crystal clear that you do not need them.

Wade Myers
By Wade Myers
on May 6, 2017 8:08:40 AM
What Questions Should I Ask a VC When Getting to Know Them and Their Firm?

There are two stages of questions to determine a venture capital firm's fit with you and your company: a) questions you...

Wade Myers
By Wade Myers
on Apr 23, 2017 1:16:44 PM
Five Ways to Make Sure You Get Turned Down by Venture Capitalists

I get this all of the time as an angel investor:

Wade Myers
By Wade Myers
on Apr 22, 2017 11:35:12 AM
The Power and Value of a Recurring Revenue Business Model

Ever wonder why there's so much emphasis from potential venture capital investors and startup advisors on recurring revenue?...

Wade Myers
By Wade Myers
on Apr 19, 2017 7:45:30 AM
What Are the Most Ridiculous Things VCs Have Said to You?

Q: What are the most ridiculous things VCs have said to you? What is the funniest slow "no" that you've heard? Or the...

Wade Myers
By Wade Myers
on Apr 12, 2017 6:45:00 AM
Three Reasons Why You Should Not Raise Startup Seed Capital from Friends and Family

One of the first places many startup entrepreneurs start when raising capital is to look to their friends and family. But...

Wade Myers
By Wade Myers
on Apr 8, 2017 10:30:18 AM
Are a Venture Capital Firm's Investment-Related Expenses Passed Onto a Startup?

It's all over the map. I've raised money from Venture Capital and Private Equity firms from all regions of the U.S. for...

Wade Myers
By Wade Myers
on Apr 7, 2017 1:55:51 PM
How Do I Write Out the Terms for My Seed Capital Raise?

Q: I’m putting together my pitch deck and frankly, I have no idea how an entrepreneur would typically present their “ask” in...

Wade Myers
By Wade Myers
on Mar 21, 2017 9:16:56 PM
How Does Convertible Debt Work?

Many tech startups in the U.S. raise seed capital through convertible notes – in fact, I’ve used them about a dozen times...

Wade Myers
By Wade Myers
on Mar 21, 2017 6:17:23 PM
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