Category Archives: Financing

Why Iron Pillar Invested In Ushur

Iron Pillar is a Venture Capital & Private Equity investor firm based in Mumbai, India and Santa Clara, California, specializing in mid stage technology companies building products from India. Iron Pillar recently announced its investment in Ushur, a software company with offices in Bangalore, India and Santa Clara, California. Founded by Simha Sadasiva and Henry Peter, Ushur enables enterprises to

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WSGR Entrepreneurs Report – Private Company Financing Trends (2020 YR)

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati (WSGR) is pleased to present the full-year 2020 edition of The Entrepreneurs Report. In this issue, we’ve compiled a range of data on venture financing transactions in which the firm was involved during 2020, with the objective of identifying relevant trends in activity and valuation levels for the U.S. venture capital industry in general. In

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What Venture Capitalists are Looking For in Your Pitch

What investors want: Jeff Epstein, Operating Partner at Bessemer Venture Partners, shares the key milestones and metrics that venture capitalists are looking for in your pitch. Bessemer raised $3.3 billion across two new funds and expanded their leadership with five new partners. Jeff Epstein is an operating partner in the Silicon Valley office where he leads Bessemer’s CFO Advisory Board

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PPP Covid-19 Relief Program Is Adjusted to Help the Smallest Businesses in the USA

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Important revisions are made to boost participation among sole proprietors, independent contractors, self-employed “gig-workers,” and solo entrepreneurs in minority communities. For qualifying businesses, this is money that can be used to meet payroll and other business expenses and new deadlines to apply are approaching quickly. Small businesses and non-profits with fewer than 20 employees and sole proprietors can apply for

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Angel Capital Association – Hosting Free Webinar Introduction To Angel Investing (02-17-21)

Demystifying Angel Investing: An Introduction to the World of Early-Stage When: Wednesday, February 17, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Eastern Time (USA) FREE for everyone Angel investors are high net worth individuals who invest their own money into seed stage startup companies, providing much-needed capital to bring new companies to market. Join us for a dynamic panel discussion with leading

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Mofo – Startup Guide for Lawyers and Founders

A Startup Lawyer’s Guide to the 6 Top Things a Founder Should do Before Raising Venture Capital What steps should startups take before raising venture capital financing? Morrison & Foerster Emerging Companies + Venture Capital partner John Rafferty outlines the top six things founders should do before raising venture capital in his recent article for the Silicon Valley Business Journal.

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What Do You Say in Your First Meeting with a Venture Capitalist?

What founders should know about that first meeting with VCs Entrepreneurs should understand certain things before going to their introductory meeting with a venture capitalist, writes Paul Maeder, chairman and founding partner of Highland Capital Partners. “Come prepared, not just with information about your company but with what you are looking for in a financing partner,” he writes. LEARN MORE

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Stanford Business School Paper – How Do Venture Capitalists Make Decisions?

Inside the Secret World of Venture Capital The Stanford Venture Capital Initiative is quietly assembling a massive database from people who prefer to stay mum The authors develop a valuation model for venture capital-backed companies and apply it to 135 U.S. unicorns — private companies with reported valuations above $1 billion. They value unicorns using financial terms from legal filings

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