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How to Raise a Series A

Raising a Series A

Not intimidated by 80 page how-to guides? Of course you aren’t. You’re a Pillar company getting ready to raise your Series A.

Raising a Series A
How to Raise a Series A

How To: Navigate CFIUS

Tips for Entrepreneurs Coping with FIRRMA, CFIUS, and Export Control.

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SaaS Tools for Startups

Blissfully created a wonderful guide to help you better understand the most commonly used tools in today’s startup SaaS stack.

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How To: Manage Your Board of Directors

Serial CEO, Emily Green, shares tips to help you recruit, communicate with, and remain aligned with your board.

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How To: Board Updates

A healthy sense of alignment starts with open communication — getting on the same page with your Board of Directors.

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How To: Build a Personal Board of Advisors

The right group of advisors will provide you with guidance, advice, coaching, and emotional support during your founder journey.

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How To: Choose a CEO Coach

No matter how experienced you are in your career, a strong coach can be a game changer for every executive.

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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.

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Women Angel Investors in the US

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

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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.

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How To: Hire Your Leadership Team

When it comes to hiring, the are high — your company will succeed or fail by the team you build around you.

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How To: Diversity & Inclusion for Lost and Confused Startups

We don’t need to tell you why building a diverse and inclusive company benefit is good business and leads to better financial performance – now it’s time to build a game plan.

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How To: Choose a Startup Lawyer

For many first-time founders, hiring a lawyer might seem like a necessary evil to navigating financings. The reality is that when you choose right, your lawyer is a true partner, helping you navigate unforeseen challenges.

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How To: Invest in Your Mental Health

Being a Founder and CEO can feel lonely. Make sure to take time for yourself when you need it, and invest in your mental health.

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How To: Assess Product-Market Fit

Finding your way to product-market fit starts with getting close to customers, listening and learning.

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How To: User Interviews

Just like laundry day, it’s all too easy to push off these crucial conversations with customers, leaning on assumption and gut instinct…until you find yourself down to your last pair of socks.

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How To: Strategic Planning

Every founder needs a simple framework for prioritization to help you create clarity and stay aligned with your team.

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