Tag Archives: VC financing

Understanding common types of seed investments: 4 useful charts

For an early-stage startup, the prospect of securing financing through seed investment for up-front capital expenses can be daunting. This is a simple guide that outlines the advantages and disadvantages of common types of seed investments. The two most common categories of seed investments available to startups can largely be categorized as convertible debt financing … Continue Reading

Coming in hot – the art of the belly landing

In the vast space between the early collapses and the IPOs or monster strategic exits lie many heroic smaller exits – belly landings. Our colleague Jay Coogan provides tips for founders to consider so that even if your company does not have a huge exit, everybody can walk away with their dignity, their reputation and hopefully some … Continue Reading

Raising venture capital? Read our 12 tips

Corporate partners Louis Lehot and Jeff Lehrer outline 12 tips for startups when raising venture capital. Issues discussed include choosing the right advisors, developing your target investor list, practicing your elevator pitch, protecting your intellectual property and preparing a due diligence binder to help investors. Click here to read the full article on Accelerate, DLA Piper’s dedicated online resource for entrepreneurs looking … Continue Reading
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