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Angel Investing

Cost of Equity Formula Using DDM, CAPM, and Private Companies

From a company’s perspective, there are two methods for raising capital: debt and equity. Debt is usually less expensive than equity because the debtholder’s returns are fixed and finite.

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Business Valuation Multiples by Industry [Data Study]

Today’s entrepreneurial ecosystem is experimental. It’s experimental because 500,000 companies are started every year with a hypothesis for solving a problem and, in that same year, an equal number of businesses fail. 

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Angel Investing

High-Risk Investments: Types of Risk, Reward Ratio, and Examples

Warren Buffett, the most famous and possibly most risk-averse investor of all time, has distilled his principles for investing down to two rules: Don’t lose money.Don’t

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Angel Investing

What is Liquidation Preference and Who Benefits Most?

Whether you’re an entrepreneur, investor, or even an employee with some stock options in a startup, the importance of understanding liquidation preference cannot be overstated. 

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Business Funding

A Guide to Rollovers as Business Startups (ROBS)

If you’re looking for startup or operating capital for a business, you might exhaust all debt and equity financing options before discovering that Rollovers as Business Startups (ROBS) could have been a great option from the start. 

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Angel Investing

How to Become an Accredited Investor

We’ve all heard the phrase, it takes money to make money, but to rephrase it in terms that accredited investors would understand, we must make an appendage: it takes money to make money in unregistered offerings. 

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Business Funding

Common Stock vs. Preferred Stock: Understand The Differences

All corporations, whether public or private, have shares of stock. Each share carries a price, whether established by the market (investors) or approximated by the company itself (pre-money valuation), that when combined, represent 100% of the company’s equity. 

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Business Funding

Term Sheet Guide: Important Terms, Clauses, and Closing Deals

The term sheet is a vital document that entrepreneurs face on rare occasions but venture capitalists see regularly. Learn the terms and clauses to be prepared.

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