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Before building a detailed line-by-line budget, entrepreneurs should prepare a preliminary forecast, projecting estimates of the primary components of profitability--sales, cost of goods sold, and operating expenses.
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.
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.
This article provides detailed explanations of terms proposed in investor term sheets and the effects of these terms on the entrepreneur.
This article provides several looks at simple depreciation, including one entrepreneur's example.
This resource provides a detailed overview of option pool management from the entrepreneur's perspective.
This tool will help you prepare answers to an investor's due diligence questions.
This is a sample term sheet for a Series B round of financing.
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.
This article provides insight into fast growth company potential investors--venture capitalists.
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