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Loans
Hello, this is Hall T. Martin with the Startup Funding Espresso -- your daily shot of startup funding and investing. Equity funding is just one source of funding for your startup. There are many others such as loans. Loans are debt instruments that must be repaid. Startups can find it…
Accelerators & Incubators
Hello, this is Hall T. Martin with the Startup Funding Espresso -- your daily shot of startup funding and investing. Equity funding is just one source of funding for your startup. There are many others such as accelerators and incubators. Accelerators and incubators provide startups with workspace, mentorship, pitch practice,…
Taking Loans From Family and Friends
Hello, this is Hall T. Martin with the Startup Funding Espresso -- your daily shot of startup funding and investing. Many startups use loans to fund their business. If you are taking a loan from family and friends, here are some points to consider: The first step is to determine…
Before Launching Your Business With Family & Friends Funding
Hello, this is Hall T. Martin with the Startup Funding Espresso -- your daily shot of startup funding and investing. Many startups raise funding from family and friends on their first round to get the startup going. Before launching, make sure you do the following:  Co-founders should agree on the…
Profit Sharing
Hello, this is Hall T. Martin with the Startup Funding Espresso -- your daily shot of startup funding and investing. Many startups use profit sharing to fund their business.  It is important that everyone involved has a very clear understanding of how "profit" is calculated. There are three locations in…
Should You Take Money From Family and Friends?
Hello, this is Hall T. Martin with the Startup Funding Espresso -- your daily shot of startup funding and investing. I'm often asked if you should you take money from family and friends to fund your startup. Outside investors will look at family-and-friends funding as a sign of support for…
Paying off the Loan
Hello, this is Hall T. Martin with the Startup Funding Espresso -- your daily shot of startup funding and investing. Many startups use loans to fund their business. Here are a few ways to set up a payment structure and schedule. For payment structure you can use: Interest-only payments --…
Family and Friends Funding
Hello, this is Hall T. Martin with the Startup Funding Espresso -- your daily shot of startup funding and investing. Many startups raise funding from family and friends on their first round to get the startup going. For those considering family-and-friends funding, think about the profile of the type of…
How VCs Make Money
Hello, this is Hall T. Martin with the Startup Funding Espresso -- your daily shot of startup funding and investing. So how do Venture Capitalists make money? VCs charge the limited partners a management fee on the funds raised. This is traditionally 2% which is paid out every year for…
Fund Report to LPs
Hello, this is Hall T. Martin with the Startup Funding Espresso -- your daily shot of startup funding and investing. The fund manager provides a quarterly report to the Limited Partners.  The reports typically contain the following sections: 1) Fund Manager Commentary -- the fund manager provides an overview of…