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Finding Funding – Millennial Entrepreneurs Redefined

Identifying Funders

8 Things You Need to Know About Raising Venture Capital
https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/248377

The Venture Capital Aptitude Test (VCAT)
https://guykawasaki.com/the_venture_cap/

Accion
http://us.accion.org/

Aspen Capital Fund
http://aspencapitalfund.com/

Black Founders
http://blackfounders.com/

Calvert Foundation
http://www.calvertfoundation.org/

Kapor Capital
http://www.kaporcapital.com/

Miller Lite Tap The Future Business Plan Contest
http://www.mltapthefuture.com/

Opportunity Funding Corporation
http://ofc.thurgoodmarshallfund.net/index.php

Power Moves
http://www.powermovesnola.org/

Wells Fargo
http://bit.ly/1Voh80u

Minority Business Development Agency
http://www.mbda.gov/

DigitalUndivided
http://www.digitalundivided.com/

Bullpen Capital
http://bullpencap.com/

500 Startups Black and Latino Microfund
http://500.co/500-startups-announces-25m-microfund-to-invest-in-black-and-latino-founders/

Collaborative Fund
http://www.collaborativefund.com/

Intel Capital
http://www.intelcapital.com/

Hilltop Microfinance Initiative
http://hilltopmfi.org/en/home/

QueensBridge Venture Partners
https://qbvp.com/

A Centralized Resource for All Information on Seed Accelerators and the Companies That Have Gone Through Them
http://www.seed-db.com/accelerators

Starting With Valuation

Want to Know How VC’s Calculate Valuation Differently From Founders?
https://bothsidesofthetable.com/want-to-know-how-vc-s-calculate-valuation-differently-from-founders-8d8cbfc40b78#.s2aaf7j9e

Understanding Convertible Notes
https://fundersclub.com/learn/convertible-notes/

Raising Capital: This is the Advice We Give Our Founders
http://a16z.com/2014/09/26/valuation-this-is-the-advice-we-give-our-founders/

The Median Level of Founder Ownership at Exit
http://blossomstreetventures.com/blog_details.php?bcat_id=106

Cap Tables 101: The Startup’s Guide to Cap Table Management
https://www.capshare.com/blog/cap-tables-101-the-startups-guide-to-cap-table-management/

Ten Questions Every Founder Should Ask Before Raising Venture Debt
https://bvp.app.box.com/v/venturedebt

Seed Stage Valuation Guide
https://jordancooper.blog/2011/01/12/seed-stage-valuation-guide/

An Inside Look at How a VC Evaluates Startups
http://blog.thomvest.com/vcevaluatingstartups/

How to Calculate a Return on Investment
http://avc.com/2014/09/reblog-how-to-calculate-a-return-on-investment/

A Guide to Seed Fundraising
http://blog.ycombinator.com/how-to-raise-a-seed-round/

Fundraising Advice for YC Companies
https://blog.ycombinator.com/fundraising-advice-for-yc-companies/

How Much Should I Raise in My Angel Round? How Should I Spend It?
http://calacanis.com/2015/01/21/how-much-should-i-raise-in-my-angel-round-how-should-i-spend-it/

What Founders Need to Know: You Were Funded for a Liquidity Event – Start Looking
https://steveblank.com/2016/03/16/what-founders-need-to-know-you-were-funded-for-a-liquidity-event-start-looking/

All Revenue Is Not Created Equal: the Keys to the 10x Revenue Club
http://abovethecrowd.com/2011/05/24/all-revenue-is-not-created-equal-the-keys-to-the-10x-revenue-club/

Equity Investment Simulation: Illustrating Dilution (β)
http://ownyourventure.com/equitySim.html

Understanding How Dilution Affects You at a Startup
https://bothsidesofthetable.com/understanding-how-dilution-affects-you-at-a-startup-4fb4cd29ad5c#.43gcoy7xq

Glossary: Startup and Venture Capital Terms You Should Know
http://www.techrepublic.com/article/glossary-startup-and-venture-capital-terms-you-should-know/

Risk Ratio, Comparables, and Cash Flow Analysis

How to Explain Cash Flow to Your Stakeholders
https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/242345

The Ins and Outs of Cash Flow Statements
https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/178302

 

Granting Equity and Stock Options

Co-Founder Equity Calculator
http://foundrs.com/

The Right Way to Grant Equity to Your Employees
http://firstround.com/review/The-Right-Way-to-Grant-Equity-to-Your-Employees/

Employee Equity: Advice, Dilution, and Spreadsheets
http://avc.com/2010/10/employee-equity-dilution/#disqus_thread

How to Read a Financial Report
http://www.stanford.edu/class/msande271/onlinetools/HowToReadFinancial.pdf

Cash Flow Statement
http://avc.com/2012/09/mba-mondays-from-the-archives-cash-flow/

Advice, Lessons, and Tips From GV Partners and Our Community of Entrepreneurs
http://www.gv.com/library/