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You really don’t need VC money to start most companies
Dingee Alec
4/8/2009
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Alec Dingee, Chairman and Co-Founder of MIT Mentoring Services shares his insight to how investor's view the current economic climate.  Review his research: 2009 is a period of historic economic turmoil and uncertainty.  The Bad News: Investors Hate Uncertainty.

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Valuation Worksheet
7/1/2007
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Numerous factors affect how angels value a company. Primary are the strength of the management team and the size of the opportunity, or a company's potential to scale. Accompanying this article is a valuation worksheet that entrepreneurs can use to better understand what investors look for and to identify factors that can justify higher pre-money valuations. Investors will find it useful to compare companies and determine whether valuation should be higher or lower.

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Understanding the Numbers
2/21/2007
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There are many ways to read financial statements. This information will add understanding to your own reading of your financial statements.

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Understanding Venture Capitalists
3/20/2007
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This article provides insight into fast growth company potential investors--venture capitalists.

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Understanding Depreciation
4/27/2007
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This article provides several looks at simple depreciation, including one entrepreneur's example.

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The Process of Raising Money from Equity Investors
3/20/2007
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This article discusses the steps involved in the process of raising money from the first handshake to the cash-in-hand.

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Term Sheets from the Entrepreneur's Perspective
4/27/2007
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This article provides detailed explanations of terms proposed in investor term sheets and the effects of these terms on the entrepreneur.

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Sample Term Sheet -- Series B
4/27/2007
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This is a sample term sheet for a Series B round of financing.

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Sample Term Sheet -- Series A
4/27/2007
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This sample term sheet for a Series A round of financing details the major points of a hypothetical investment deal for a first-round ?Series A Convertible Preferred Stock? financing.

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Sample Template on Pitching Angels
8/7/2006
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Raising money by selling equity to investors is a rare activity for companies, says CommonAngels' James Geshwiler. Not many CEOs get much practice or guidance on how to do this key task. This document is a sample template for entrepreneurs to use in pitching their companies to angel investors, and covers six main areas of risk and ability to generate return for investors.

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