Startup Crash Course: Friends and Family Funding

Startup Crash Course: Friends and Family Funding

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Raise startup capital quickly. Raising startup funding from friends and family is the number one resource startup founders engage to get their ventures off the ground. This Startup Crash Course details all of the common friends and family funding structures, including simple loans, profit sharing agreements, equity deals, and convertible notes. Structure deals correctly. Getting the money in the bank is a big step, but doing it the right way is even more important. This book provides easy to follow guidance for choosing and documenting the best funding structures for both your startup and your funding partners. Hone your Friends and Family pitch. Additional sections provide concise information helping you prepare a compelling funding pitch, as well as document your estimations of the market and financial feasibility of your early-stage startup. Startup Crash Course: Friends and Family Funding guides founders through topics such as: - Structuring a simple startup loan with friends and family lenders. - Using convertible debt to entice friends and family to invest in your startup. - Learning the most important considerations for issuing stock to friends or family members. - Understanding the legal limits of raising startup capital from friends and family. - Keeping early funding rounds clean for later stage investors like angels and VCs - Using profit sharing to rewarding friends and family investors for backing your startup.To judge the relative fairness of the interest rate, you can compare it to the expected return on other investment opportunities the Faamp;F lender might have. For example, your Uncle Larry has the option to invest $25, 000 in the stock market, withanbsp;...

Title:Startup Crash Course: Friends and Family Funding
Author:Stephen R. Poland
Publisher:1x1 Media - 2014-05-05


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