Venture Capital 101: A Guide For Founders

Josh Krissansen 16 May 2022 | Fundraising

Last year, more than 17,000 startups received funding from a venture capitalist, amounting to just under $330 billion in investment. That’s a staggering amount of money; even…

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You’ve been working hard to make sure you’re managing your startup’s finances well. You put together a budget allocation based on your…
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Most of us are fairly familiar with putting together a monthly budget for personal expenses. We put aside X for rent, Y…
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