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Should You Raise Money in the Next 12 Months? A Bull/Bear Valuation Calculator

Jump straight to the calculator During the Covid-19 pandemic—particularly in 2021—SaaS companies saw historical valuations and unprecedented levels of VC funding. To… View Now

Venture Capital 101: A Guide For Founders

Last year, more than 17,000 startups received funding from a venture capitalist, amounting to just under $330 billion in investment. That’s a… View Now

Venture Debt 101: A Guide For Founders

Most startup founders know a thing or two about venture capital, but what about VC’s little brother, venture debt? Venture debt is… View Now

Equity vs. Debt Financing: What’s Best For Your Startup?

Aside from bootstrapping, equity financing and debt financing are the two primary avenues for startup founders to raise cash and scale their… View Now

Debt Financing 101: A Guide For Founders

Without cash in the bank, your startup has zero chances of surviving long term. In fact, one of the leading reasons startups… View Now

Equity Financing 101: A Guide For Founders

Building a startup is exciting. From initial conception through to designing a go-to-market plan, right through the dozen or so pivots you… View Now

You Got Funded, Now What?

Getting funded is an important milestone that’s worth celebrating. However, getting funded isn’t a finish line, it’s a beginning. The steps you… View Now

10 Tips for Networking With Investors

By and large, the majority of hugely successful ventures are companies that were successful in raising funding from VCs or angel investors.… View Now

How to Write Investor Emails That Get a Response

As a startup founder, how many emails do you get every month? 200? 500? 1,000? Things are getting pretty hard to manage… View Now

How to Create a Pitch Deck Investors Want to See

If there’s one thing I’ve learned from “VC Twitter”, it’s that a lot of founders struggle to create great pitch decks. After… View Now

How to Build Your Investor Pipeline (+ Free Template)

Partnering with your cofounder, landing your first customer, officially going to market; There are many milestones in a founder’s journey. Perhaps one… View Now

How to Pitch Investors: 14 Tips to Get Your Startup Funded

So, you’ve landed yourself a spot to sit down (or stand up) with an investor and pitch them your startup idea. Congrats!… View Now

How to Raise Pre-Seed Funding: A Guide for Founders

Founding and growing a company is filled with exciting, daunting, motivating, challenging, and, at times, anxiety-inducing experiences. One such experience that ticks… View Now

Fundraising is Like Cruis’n USA: Top 5 Takeaways From Our Founder Institute Webinar

According to Finmark CEO Rami Essaid, raising your first round of funding is like plowing the road with your face. While that… View Now

Startup Funding Explained: Pre-seed, Seed, & Series A-D

You can have the best startup idea in the world, but unless you have the money to finance its growth, your idea… View Now

8 Ways to Find The Perfect Angel Investor For Your Startup

Thinking of getting angel investors, but not sure where to start? Where should you look? What questions should you ask them? How… View Now

Angel Investors vs. Venture Capital vs. Micro VCs: What’s The Difference?

Raising capital as a startup can be terrifying, especially for first-time founders with no real experience pitching to firms or networking with… View Now

How to Get Seed Funding – A Step by Step Guide for Founders

There’s a common problem many founders face: They’ve got a strong idea with real potential, the beginnings of a great team, and… View Now

How Finmark’s Puts Entrepreneurs In Control Of Their Fundraising

In our recent blog, we talked about the concept of defaulting dead or alive. As a startup, you want your company to… View Now
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Videos

Fundraising 101: How to Raise Your First Round

Raising your first round of funding can be daunting for any founder. How much should your raise? How do you find investors (and get them to give you the time of day)? How do you nail your pitch? Watch this video for the answers to these questions and more!

How to Manage & Model Early-Stage Startup Finances

Properly modeling, forecasting, and managing finances can make or break an early-stage startup. In this video, Rami Essaid shares best practices for startup CEOs to effectively manage and model their finances, from the pre-seed to Series A stages.

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