Investing in late-stage companies is often viewed as less risky — but it’s still a venture. Let’s explore late-stage investment risks.
Coming to the end of your Series A round can drum up a few significant feelings. Relief, joy, fear, and excitement, usually top the list—just to name a few. While it may seem more comfortable to stand back and let things play out, now is the time to refill your coffee, so you’re extra attentive.
dEmbarking on a Series A funding round requires intention and precision. No matter if you’re busy choosing venture capital (VC) investors or creating your perfect pitch deck, having your ducks in a row is beneficial. When it comes to the term sheet, however, your negotiating skills can either make or break you. But we can
As an eager business owner, the pitch deck for your Series A is often the first thing on your to-do list. This item is one of the more exciting parts, after all. But just as we’ve described in this entire blog post series, the strategy is everything. Take a step back and slow down to
No hard and fast rules exist regarding prerequisites for your Series A fundraising strategy but consider these insider guidelines to get the most out of your professional pursuits.
Plunging in a Series A funding round typically means two things. For starters, you’re on the brink of a massive and profitable (hopefully) business venture. And secondly, you’re likely losing sleep because of all the details on your to-do list. Before attempting to tick off any more tasks, let’s slow down and talk about finding
Most fast-growth companies tend to have one concern in common: legitimacy. The “real deal” companies go far, after all. Perhaps you’re ready to move past the seedling stage and are trying to attract quality leadership to your board of directors. Or, you’re embarking on a Series A funding round to harness professional momentum. No matter
We spoke with Justin Bailey of Fig (since acquired by Republic) about his experience on successfully closing a Series A round. He has some great tips and shares important lessons for founders embarking on their funding journey. Tell me a little bit about yourself and why you founded Fig? I’m Justin Bailey, Founder and CEO of
SEC suits against Theranos and Jumio illustrate that private companies won’t avoid SEC scrutiny and that D&O insurance is more important than ever.
The House has passed Jobs Act 3.0. What does this mean for business? We discuss the key takeaways of the act and how it will impact future IPOs.
Given our relationships with a lot of early stage VCs in around the country, we do a ton of Key Man Insurance policies. If you’re unfamiliar with these, Key Man policies are basically a life insurance policy that pays out to the company if anything happens to the “Key Man.” And if you’re unfamiliar with
In our previous piece on Venture Capital Insurance, lawsuits from your employees and Employment Practices Liability Insurance (EPLI) took the spotlight. This article focuses on the risks posed by portfolio companies. For more info on how to protect your VC, take a look at our intro post, as well as our summaries of SEC investigations and lawsuits from
This is the fourth installment of Founder Shield’s VC-Focused series. Last week, we reviewed some examples of lawsuits from your investors and how you can protect yourself. Be sure to also check out our introductory post as well as our discussion of the impact of regulatory investigations and the insurance policies that will help you stay afloat when the SEC
This is the third installment in Founder Shield’s VC-Focused series and explains venture capital insurance claims VCs might face from their investors. If you’d like to learn more about the basics of what these insurance policies do and don’t cover, check out our intro post as well as our post about regulatory investigations.