“Sweat equity is the best kind of startup capital.”— Mark Cuban
This is a huge question for startup founders. If you are a founder, you know what I am talking about: how much of my startup should I give away?
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If you can’t feed a team with two pizzas, then the team is too large. – Jeff Bezos. Investors want to invest in people more than products, because people make products.
Where and how to launch your startup online
America’s first major crowdfunding project was the Statue of Liberty.
If you have the curse of the entrepreneur, then you are familiar with the insatiable need to launch something – to create something and get it out there.
This is the story of my first startup, Efographic, and the lessons I learned from its failure.
Gross profit margin — how efficiently is the product being produced?
Net profit margin — how efficiently is the company operating as a whole?
The capitalization table (cap table) summarizes who owns what part of the company before and after financing. It is one of the most important elements of the term sheet because it outlines the complete transaction succinctly using concrete numbers.
Should you quit now because you’re wasting your time? If you look at many of the giant tech “unicorns” —private companies with over $1 billion valuation — and the major players in the public markets such as Apple, Microsoft, IBM, Google, and Amazon, you will find that the founders were often software or electrical engineers.
Sources of Capital For Startups
An entrepreneur without funding is a musician without an instrument.