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Glossary of Terms

Glossary of Terms

Execution Risk The risk that a team, a leader, or a company cannot execute on their promise or their ideas. Investors generally prefer a high-quality team with a low-quality idea over a low-quality idea with a high-quality team. This is because there is so much risk...

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Can a Term Sheet be Legally Binding?

Can a Term Sheet be Legally Binding?

As a founder, having an investor is a coveted opportunity. At some point in your investor search, a term sheet may be used. Although a term sheet is a big step in getting funded, the term sheet itself may not be the final document of agreement. While a term sheet is...

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What is an angel investor?

An angel investor is someone that has a high net worth and an entrepreneurial background. They typically seek a higher return on the money they invest. Because they usually invest their own money in the venture, they are focused on helping the entrepreneur become...

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How to Justify Startup Valuation: 12 Tips and Tricks

How to Justify Startup Valuation: 12 Tips and Tricks

Valuing a startup is more of an art than a science. There are no hard and fast rules and there are a lot of variables, tangible and intangible that go into valuing a startup. The thing to keep in mind is that an early stage startup valuation is a negotiation. The...

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How Big are Seed Rounds?

How Big are Seed Rounds?

Every successful business owner will agree that starting is the difficult part. Even with the best idea and team backing you up, it may seem like the odds are stacked against you. For most startups, the primary challenge is capital. Without funds, that brilliant idea...

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Do Angel Investors Check Your Credit? Do They Care?

New business owners and entrepreneurs may have doubts about their credit when taking risks with a startup. Yet angel investors are nearby to build confidence, relying on entrepreneurial instincts. Turning to angel investors is not about borrowing money on credit. When...

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How To Value A Seed Round: A Comprehensive Guide

How To Value A Seed Round: A Comprehensive Guide

Valuing a company in a seed round is a critical skill for any venture capitalist because the investment is so early on in the company's life. This means very high risk, but even seasoned VC's with absurdly high-risk tolerance still want to do their due diligence to...

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