Posts Tagged 'equity'

The Road to Crowdfunding Hell

June 19 2012 No Commented

It is remarkable to me the lack of rational analysis about equity crowdfunding.  Sure, crowdfunding “sounds like” an easy source of capital for startup entrepreneurs, leading to happy entrepreneurs, delighted investors and job creation galore.  Few pundits seem to have the depth of knowledge and foresight to look far enough down the equity crowdfunding road […]

Debt or Equity: Does It Make Any Difference?

January 28 2011 No Commented

When entrepreneurs raise money to start and grow their businesses, this capital generally comes in three flavors: Grants, Debt and Equity. It is important that entrepreneurs understand each, especially the cost of these capital source alternatives.  Read today’s column in the Flathead Beacon here.

Angels: Convertible Debt Is Seldom the Right Security for Startup Investments

December 23 2009 No Commented

Angels:  Convertible Debt Is Seldom the Right Security for Startup Investments Just after the Internet bubble burst in 2001, many of us angels were “crammed down” unmercifully by subsequent investors in our portfolio companies.  These new investors were funding our companies at valuation far below the pricing we had agreed to earlier, resulting in substantial […]