Investors

Fundraising 101

Fundraising is one of the most important steps that a young entrepreneur takes. It’s a step that you take only when you need it or when the opportunity presents itself. But it’s also a very discontinuous process. And even though…

Have You No Sense of Decency?

There’s an issue that’s been driving me insane lately. And nobody talks about it, even though it’s at the heart of a lot of discussions in startup land: discussions on bubbles, valuations, investors, jobs… Here’s the fact: it’s an absolute…

Power Shift in Startup Land

Liquidation preference is one of the most widely accepted and bizarre ideas in all of startup land. As a quick refresher, preferred stock with a liquidation preference is essentially a guarantee for investors. As opposed to common stock, it gives…

Comment évaluer une startup comme un investisseur ?

Les utilisations journalistiques abusives du mot startup ont conduit le grand public à en adopter une définition vague, recouvrant des réalités extrêmement différentes. De Google aux agences de presse, en passant par des cabinets de consulting, il suffit souvent d’une…

Les employés de startup, des investisseurs comme les autres

“Mais comment j’ai fait pour faire autant d’erreurs de casting !?” : c’est ce que je me disais naïvement il y a 5 ans quand j’étais entrepreneur. Bien sûr, en tant que CEO j’ai fait beaucoup d’erreurs de jugement. Mais…

Money. Power. Respect.

The question that we have to knock down all the time at TheFamily is “Can you help me with fundraising?” The answer is “No.” And that’s not for the reasons that you might think. Essentially, it’s the wrong question and…