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Startup Finance

Startup Finance

Everything you need to know to monetize your product or service.
Lili BalfourLili Balfour, advisor, former investment ban... (more)
1) They don't create a capitalization table (commonly referred to as a cap table).

A cap table provides clarity around ownership. It will assist entrepreneurs in understanding the effects of issuing too much equity too soon. Too often, I see entrepreneurs freely giving away equity as compensatio...
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Lili BalfourLili Balfour, advisor, former investment ban... (more)
I read an interesting blog post recently titled, Why Early-Stage VCs Should Be Careful About Intros from Bankers (update: he has since back peddled on the title). The author, Mark Suster, posits that entrepreneurs should carry the full weight of executing a successful capital raise and steer clea... (more)
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Lili BalfourLili Balfour, advisor, former investment ban... (more)
5 upvotes by Quora User, Lutz Enke, Quora User, Erwan Simon, and Aleksandr Blekh.
The number one reason brilliant companies with stellar products and services fail is that they run out of money. They have rousing press. They have fervent customer acceptance. They revel in month-over-month increases in traffic and revenue. And they have no idea what is influencing their bottom ... (more)
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