The Fundraising Field Guide Book

The Fundraising Field Guide

The Fundraising Field Guide was written to help early-stage tech startup founders decipher and navigate the fundraising process. It provides an overview of the soft and not-so-soft challenges you will need to prepare for as part of your fundraising journey, including things like reaching out to investors, dealing with rejections constructively, preparing materials and financials, understanding valuations and deal terms, and how to manage the legal process.

I hope you enjoy the book and get lots of use from it. I’ve adopted a ‘free-to-download-and-donate-if-you-like-it’ model because hey, if you’re fundraising, you’re bootstrapped right? If you do enjoy it, however, please consider donating to one of the charities in the “Get & Donate” section of this site to support organizations that are helping people around the world with their social entrepreneurship challenges.

To download the book, go to the book’s main website –

http://fundraisingfieldguide.com/donate

Continue Reading

Seedcamp Podcast, Episode 15: Michael J Skok, Serial Entrepreneur and Investor

In the ‘Seedcamp Podcast Series’ we talk with key people in the tech startup industry to hear their stories and gleam key advice and learnings from their experiences.

As an entrepreneur of 20+ years, turned venture capitalist for the last decade+, Michael is passionate about investing to accelerate innovation and empower the next generation of entrepreneurs. He is a lecturer at Harvard University, and shares lots of his amazingly relevant content on his blog.

Carlos had the chance to sit down with Michael during the Boston stop of our US Trip and ask him many questions about his background and his views on governance in a startup.

If the above player doesn’t work for you, you can also listen directly from our Soundcloud page.

Subscribe on iTunes or by pointing your podcast player to the link below…

http://feeds.soundcloud.com/users/soundcloud:users:126198189/sounds.rss

Continue Reading

Seedcamp Podcast, Episode 10: Vojtech Horna of Index Ventures

In the ‘Seedcamp Podcast Series’ we talk with key people in the tech startup industry to hear their stories and gleam key advice and learnings from their experiences.

While visiting our offices to record a Meerkat video, we managed to hijack Vojtech, Communications Manager at Index Ventures to sit down with Dave and Carlos to chat about his background in PR and explored how startups can leverage PR as well as a content strategy to make an impact for customers and investors. They discuss:

  • How Vojtech became involved in PR and startups
  • How PR has changed in recent years
  • Which startups have made use of great PR
  • How to formulate a content marketing strategy
  • Why it’s so important to understand your brand when hiring

If the above player doesn’t work for you, you can also listen directly from our Soundcloud page.

Subscribe on iTunes or by pointing your podcast player to the link below…

http://feeds.soundcloud.com/users/soundcloud:users:126198189/sounds.rss

Continue Reading

Seedcamp Podcast, Episode 9: Philipp Moehring of AngelList

In the ‘Seedcamp Podcast Series’ we talk with key people in the tech startup industry to hear their stories and gleam key advice and learnings from their experiences.

In this episode of the Seedcamp Founder Series, Carlos talks to ex-Seedcamp team member Philipp Moehring (now part of the team heading up AngelList Europe) about Philipp’s views on the future of Platforms, investing in Europe, and his view on how things are evolving in the tech ecosystem globally. They discuss:

  • How AngelList Syndicates works and what it means for VCs and startups
  • The future of venture capital
  • If crowdfunding investments could become mainstream
  • The common attributes of founders across the world
  • Building relationships with investors
  • Working with remote teams
  • How US investors view the European market

If the above player doesn’t work for you, you can also listen directly from our Soundcloud page.

Subscribe on iTunes or by pointing your podcast player to the link below…

http://feeds.soundcloud.com/users/soundcloud:users:126198189/sounds.rss

Continue Reading

Seedcamp Podcast, Episode 6: Ales Spetic of Cubesensors

In the ‘Seedcamp Podcast Series’ we talk with key people in the tech startup industry to hear their stories and gleam key advice and learnings from their experiences.

In this edition of the Seedcamp Podcast Series, Carlos Espinal and Dave Haynes talk to Ales Spetic, founder & CEO of Cubesensors about the early challenges of starting a hardware company. They discuss:

  • why Ales began working on Cubesensors
  • why he targeted the consumer rather than the enterprise market
  • how crowdfunding can validate a market for your hardware product
  • the risks associated with crowdfunding your hardware startup
  • the process of hardware development
  • the additional costs faced by hardware startups
  • the ideal team that makes a hardware startup work
  • where to manufacture your product
  • how investors assess hardware startups

If the above player doesn’t work for you, you can also listen directly from our Soundcloud page.

Subscribe on iTunes or by pointing your podcast player to the link below…

http://feeds.soundcloud.com/users/soundcloud:users:126198189/sounds.rss

Continue Reading