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Funding Your Business: Demystifying Venture Capital

Albert Wenger, Managing Partner, Union Square Ventures

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16 Lessons (1h 2m)
    • 1. Introduction

      2:26
    • 2. I. Why Businesses Need Financing

      3:03
    • 3. I. Equity vs. Debt

      2:04
    • 4. I. Why Venture Capital?

      5:50
    • 5. I. Venture Capital: Pros and Cons

      3:59
    • 6. II. Seed Financing

      2:51
    • 7. II. Dilution

      5:55
    • 8. II. Raising a Round

      4:14
    • 9. II. Convertible Note vs. Priced Seed Round

      2:10
    • 10. III. Meeting Investors

      4:27
    • 11. III. Pitching

      5:48
    • 12. III. The Fundraising Process

      5:24
    • 13. IV. Term Sheet

      9:19
    • 14. IV. Final Steps

      2:52
    • 15. Closing

      1:13
    • 16. Ready for More?

      0:41
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Project Description

ACTION: Tell us about your business!

You joined this class because you have a business you're eager to fund. Now, use this class as a resource for practicing your company's story. In the Project Gallery, share your "elevator pitch." Include:

  • what your business does
  • what makes it unique
  • why you will win the market

Use concise, specific language to clearly and effectively communicate your story, and remember not to give your full deck away just yet! Share just enough information to intrigue your fellow students—and ask specific, directed questions so we can all share constructive and useful feedback.

Looking forward to seeing your projects!

    

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Additional Reading

  • "Series A, B, C funding: How it works" via Investopedia
  • "Understanding How Dilution Affects You at a Startup" via Techcrunch
  • "Lesser of Two Evils: Convertible Debt or Priced Round?" via Inc.com
  • "Everything About Convertible Note Seed Financings (But Were Afraid To Ask)" via Techcrunch
  • "Too Much/Too Little Money" via Continuations
  • "Beware the Post-Money Trap" via Continuations
  • "How to Cold Email an Investor" via Continuations
  • "How to Pitch a VC" via 500Startups
  • "Filling Out A Round: When It Matters, and When It Doesn’t" via AVC
  • "What a Straightforward, Non-Jargony Term Sheet from a VC Looks Like" via BusinessInsider
  • "Understanding Venture Capital Term Sheets (PDF)" via Harvard Business School

  

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