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Alternatives to Venture Capital: Debt Capital vs. Private Equity [Infographic]

This article covers alternatives to venture capital for funding a startup and compares the pros and cons of choosing debt capital over private equity.

Bookkeeping Startups

Why Fast Growing Startups Can’t Ignore Good Old Fashioned Bookkeeping

Bookkeeping may seem passé or a necessity to simply outsource and forget about, but that’s far from the truth. In reality, bookkeeping is more essential than ever for startups whose prospects are determined by very specific values that show the reality of their business situation.

Company Valuation

How Startup Valuation Works and How a Company Valuation Affects Financing

This article covers how startup valuation works, how you should be thinking about valuation in general and what it means for you now and down the road.

How to Raise a Series A Round from Venture Capital Investors

How to Raise a Series A Round from Venture Capital Investors

Raising a series A round of funding from venture capital investors is a long and stressful process, but if your startup needs funding, this is what you can expect.

How to Raise Money Angel Investors

How to Pitch to Investors and Raise Angel Money

Part 5 in our series on how to think about your startup at different stages of growth discusses how to pitch investors and raise angel money.

What is Seed Money

What is Seed Money and How to Find Angel Investors

Part 4 in our series on how to think about your startup at different stages of growth explains what seed money is and how to find angel investors.

how to raise capital for startup team building

Strategies for Raising Capital to Build a Startup Team

In the early stages of growth, companies must consider different strategies for raising capital to build a startup team and compensate employees.

When to Hire Your First Employee

When to Hire Your First Employee (And Who to Hire First)

There are several sets of questions that face every startup entrepreneur in the early days of their business adventure, including "How do I know when it's time to hire my first employee?" Here we explore when and who to hire first, their role, and what your team should focus on in the beginning stages of your startups growth.