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How to negotiate a downround

How to negotiate a downround

With the market experiencing a sharp slowdown, many companies have to deal with a dark spot in their equity story: a lower valuation than the previous round. In this article, we look at how to deal with this delicate situation.

Posted by Augustin de Cambourg | January 9, 2024
Raising with SAFE

Raising with SAFE

The Simple Agreement for Future Equity (SAFE) is a popular financial instrument for startups who want to raise funds. This post will teach you the specifics of a SAFE, which is more complex that the name suggests.

Posted by Côme Laffay | December 18, 2023
Can you hire a pro to raise funds for your startup?

Can you hire a pro to raise funds for your startup?

Can you pay someone to raise funds for you? How much does it cost? Here's the truth about investment bankers, fundraising advisors, and what the best option is for first-time founders.

Posted by Stéphane Nasser | November 22, 2023
Why investors don't give honest feedback

Why investors don't give honest feedback

Investor feedback is rarely valuable because it's rarely true. When they pass, most investors give a generic, well-rounded reason. "It's not you, it's me" kind of thing. But why is it that way?

Posted by Stéphane Nasser | November 12, 2023
How to value your startup

How to value your startup

This guide will answer your questions about startup valuation. Learn how to determine a valuation that makes sense for you and your future investors, including a step-by-step method and 16 valuation benchmarks.

Posted by Stéphane Nasser | November 7, 2023
Why VCs won't sign your NDA

Why VCs won't sign your NDA

Should founders ask investors to sign a NDA before sharing their deck. The answer is no. Here are the 6 reasons why, and here's how you can actually protect your startup without a NDA.

Posted by Stéphane Nasser | October 29, 2023
How to build a startup pitch deck

How to build a startup pitch deck

This playbook is my home-made, battle-tested process to prepare the structure, content, and design of a typical early-stage startup pitch deck. These 2 hours of prep work will save you 10x more time down the road, I promise.

Posted by Stéphane Nasser | September 22, 2023

"You're not VC fundable!" What it really means.

"Your project sounds cool, but I'm not sure it's VC fundable". If you're raising funds, you may have heard those words. It is important to understand what VC fundability is, why it's important, and how you can become VC fundable.

Posted by Stéphane Nasser | September 5, 2023