Articles on Fundraising Overview of Convertible Note, SAFE and Equity Financing Startups and businesses often need to raise funds to finance their operations, growth, and expansion. This blog post examines the key features of the three most common fundraising methods in startup finance: (1) Convertible Notes, (2) Simple Agreements for Future Equity ("SAFEs"), and (3) Equity Financing, with a comparison of the advantages and disadvantages of each method. Creative Fundraising for Startups | Bplans Fundraising is one of the most vital aspects of any organization. Whether you need money for an educational, scientific, philanthropic, creative, or business-related cause, comprehensive knowledge of how and where to solicit funds is essential. Seed Fundraising — How to Build a Deck - By ash rust A good deck is central to fundraising. It frames the conversation in a familiar format for investors and serves as an important visual aid while pitching. There are hundreds of well discussed approaches to building a deck but many founders still struggle. Here are 10 slides that work well at the seed stage. What do I look for in a pitch? - Greylock Perspectives Founders will often ask me, “Do you want to go through our deck?” It’s not about the slide deck. We have made the decision to invest in entrepreneurs without slides, whose ambition, passion, depth… How to Raise Series A: Get Funding with the Perfect Narrative A few years ago I wrote The Founder’s Guide To Selling Your Company that was pretty well received by the startup community. I’ve recently been getting a Playing The Odds: Understanding The 6% Rule When Fundraising For Your Startup Founders have to be resilient and thick-skinned. Prepare yourself to exhaust your network of investors, and accept the fact that fundraising is going to take time, even if that's a hard pill to swallow. Series A Guide This guide is a distillation of everything YCombinator knows about successfully raising an A round. It includes insights learned from watching hundreds of founders succeed in raising, and in watching dozens fail.