Fundraising from Founders, Friends and Family
Mishandled early-stage fundraising leads to future funding, tax and relationship problems. Avoid these issues by learning the right way to raise early stage funds.
Approx. 1 hour, 78 slides
Bootstrapping is the best way to begin startup funding, but founders should not write checks without written agreements. Raising money from friends and family is common, but often results in tax problems, rescission risks, and relationship strife.
Learn the right way to raise initial funds from this training, including:
- Basic startup fundraising, including SAFEs and convertible notes
- How to avoid "disappearing" founder investments
- Pitfalls and best practices when raising funds from friends and family
- How a funding strategy increases founder payouts