We recently analyzed 409A valuation data for 147 companies to answer the question: How do you check the 409A compliance box, get your strike price as low as possible, and spend as little time,...
How Startup Funding Works - Infographic
This infographic shows how startup funding works for a hypothetical startup splitting equity with angel investors, venture capitalists and IPO.
Hacking the Startup Fundraising Matrix
“The Matrix is the world that has been pulled over your eyes to blind you from the truth.” — Morpheus Contrary to what you may believe, there is a proven formula for raising capital. It’s what the…
The Hottest Startup Sectors by @ttunguz
There’s a cyclicality to fundraising. Certain sectors rise quickly and become competitive while others decline. I’ve been wondering about the state of the market. First, which sectors are in vogue now in Seed investing and Series A investing? Second, is there a delay between the sectors attracting seed capital and Series A capital? In other words, do seed investors see trends before VCs do? The chart above shows the trends in the seed investment market.
The State of Angel Investment [Infographic] - AlleyWatch
Wondering how you can reach out to angel investors? According to Startups.co, doing so might be easier than you think. Angel investors spend $20 billion dollars a year on businesses, with 80% of those funds being invested in seed or early stage ventures. There are 258,000 angel investors in the United States alone, and New …
The top 10 spots for tech acquisitions: Silicon Valley, Silicon Valley, everywhere else
New York is becoming a major tech hub. San Diego and Chicago are healthy tech markets. But when it comes to tech acquisitions, Silicon Valley still reigns supreme.
Steve Blank Tesla and Adobe: Why Continuous Deployment May Mean Continuous Customer Disappointment
For the last 75 years products (both durable goods and software) were built via Waterfall development. This process forced companies to release and launch products by model years, and market new an…