Becoming an accredited investor has nothing to do with certification or accreditation in the way most people think of those things. It mostly just means “people that the SEC considers sophisticated enough to invest in unregulated private investments, like startups or commercial real estate”.Read More
Angel Investing is a form of “seed” capital, which is money used in the early stages of a business, often before there is any meaningful revenue from paying customers. Usually angel investments are based on more than just an idea – usually a prototype of some kind exists, and there is enough of an organization in place to give the investor confidence that the business can succeed in the difficult challenge of finding “product-market fit”.Read More
A company’s cap table is a document (typically a spreadsheet, especially among young companies) that expresses exactly who owns what equity in the company (including percentage and equity type, like Preferred Stock vs. Common Stock), as well as tracking any convertible debt, warrants, or other claims on the company.Read More
The 2012 JOBS Act (short for “Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act”) was a sweeping law intended primarily to overhaul financing options for small businesses, as well as make it easier for private companies to go public (if they wanted to), and to create new intermediate options between staying private and going public for those that sought to stay private longer (aka, “mini-IPOs”).Read More
Litigation financing is providing money to a plaintiff in order to fund a lawsuit in exchange for a portion of the award (if any) recovered during a trial. While the money is often used directly to pay for legal expenses, it can also be used to pay for a plaintiff’s ongoing personal or business expenses during the lawsuit.Read More
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