Fundraising

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Shoobx

Shoobx

Shoobx

Shoobx is a legal operating system for your company, providing the foundation for your growth. They give you a single place to take care of everything from executing your fundraise, to granting equity, to getting board approvals, to hiring employees. The Shoobx platform has over 50 workflows that handle common legal actions with standard documents and legal collaboration. They save valuable time for busy founders like you so that you can focus on what matters: growing your business. Founder’s Guide companies receive 20% off their 1st year of Shoobx subscription fees. Learn more here

Carta

Carta

Carta

Carta was founded in 2012 to help private companies manage their cap table by eliminating spreadsheets and paper certificates. They’ve since expanded to valuations, compliance, investors services, and tools and services for public companies. See here for one pager.

Visions in Focus

Visions in Focus

Contact: Beth Susanne

Visions in Focus

Contact: Beth Susanne

Pitch Coach Beth Susanne has helped her clients raise over $10B in funding to date, working with global leaders such as Singularity University, Oxford Foundry, Barclays, BMW, Disney, and over 3000 international tech startups from 60 countries, across all technologies. Founders have raised an average of $4M each, following her 2-day pitch intensive. Her online and in-person workshops focus on how to craft and deliver a compelling pitch so that you achieve your funding goals quickly, and your value is immediately recognised in the market. Beth came highly recommended to Pillar by one of our portfolio startups, based in Madrid, and will begin coaching our portfolio teams in 2020.

VC 1.01

VC1.01 covers the following topics: The Business of VC – How Venture Firms Work; Stock and VC Investment Structures; and Key Considerations for Founders & Employees.

Advice for Founders During Uncertain Times

Advice for Founders During Uncertain Times

During economic downturns, every company faces a different situation, and what’s right for yours could depend on stage, funding history, cash balance, and space. What to do falls into three buckets: fundraising, operational focus, and reducing burn rate.

How VCs Really Evaluate Potential Seed Investments

How VCs Really Evaluate Potential Seed Investments

The VC’s decision to invest comes down to four core elements: scope, chemistry, unicorn potential and financial match.

How to: Protect Yourself in a Fire Sale

How to: Protect Yourself in a Fire Sale

Innovation is hard, and not all startups succeed. Get your carve-out in writing.

How to: Pitch a VC Successfully (Even Over Zoom)

How to: Pitch a VC Successfully (Even Over Zoom)

Your pitch deck should be aligned with your audience. Here’s how you can do that, even over Zoom.

Term Sheet Grader

Term Sheet Grader

We developed the term-sheet grader, a simple way to compare different term sheets or help characterize whether a term sheet is good or evil.

2019 US Micro-VC Firms

2019 US Micro-VC Firms

Samir Kaji from First Republic created an Airtable of over 900 micro-VCs (funds less than $100M) across the country.

Women Angel Investors in the US

Women Angel Investors in the US

Lolita Taub pulled together an Airtable of 500+ women angel investors in the US.

How To: Negotiate a Term Sheet

How To: Negotiate a Term Sheet

Just got a term sheet from a VC firm? Congratulations — that’s no small feat. Now we’ll help you navigate how to negotiate your term sheet.