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How to Create an Advisory Board
How to Get Funding
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How to Start Your Company
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Seed funding has become the ‘participation award’ of startups. While getting started is easier than ever, ultimate success is tougher than ever.
Capital obtained through an equity round would not result in a taxable event to the entrepreneur. It would constitute equity on the company’s balance sheet. Likewise, investment capital obtained through a debt offering would not result in a taxable event to the entrepreneur. Debt, such a Convertible Note, would constitute a long term liability on the company’s balance sheet.
ART seeks companies which believe in “Smart Money”. As such, we work to coach our portfolio companies as appropriate to fully prepare them for future investment rounds.
As the startup proceeds through the due diligence process related to a potential investment from an angel group, VC or Corporate VC, (CVC), the process will include discussions and reference checks with a broad base of the start-ups’ constituents.
Entrepreneurs have numerous options for obtaining funding to explore and validate their startup concept.
While there is no formalized list of “Thou Shall Not” items for start-ups seeking funding similar to the Ten Commandments, if there were, Thou Shall Not encumber your balance sheet with debt, would certainly make the list.
One dark rainy night on a muddy hillside in Germany, I learned what it meant to be a great organization.