Trade Signal co-founder Conrad Smith on fundraising and how Gust Launch was able to help.
A good fundraising pitch should be laser-focused on the needs of the investor. This means you’ll need to do your homework ahead of time to find out what they’re looking for and how your opportunity matches up.
Key inputs for your business (access to capital and talent), as well as one of your key assets (current customers), might be affected by market turmoil, but there are measures you can take to mitigate against risks from market uncertainty.
One of the first requests from potential investors is for you to send them your current cap table. Why would an investor be so interested in seeing your cap table? What might they be looking for? What might you be telling investors about you and your company through your cap table?
You are not legally required to have a terms of service agreement but the purpose of these terms is to let your users know how to use your website, protect your intellectual property, and ultimately limit your liability.