Investment Termsheet: Liquidation Preference

The aim of this piece is to demystify the termsheet: to explain the jargon to watch out for, and give you practical examples and resources to understand what each term might mean for your business.


The Quick and Dirty Guide to Creating a Winning Pitch Deck

Creating a pitch deck can seem daunting at first, especially if you’ve never done it before. You probably googled, “how to build a pitch deck” or looked at examples from 2010. You probably attempted to stitch something together based on what you’ve learned on the internet and realized your story is fragmented. 


4 Things Investors Secretly Look For in Your Cap Table

One of the most important things a CEO does is allocate capital using a Capitalization Table, or Cap Table, which gives investors valuable information about who owns the business and what the founding team thinks about financing, ownership, and exit strategies.


How to Apply Sales Techniques to Fundraise Ruthlessly and Efficiently

Raising capital is a tough, painful experience and I see many startup founders get very frustrated or even give up after a few short weeks of the grind. A lot of the frustration stems from how surprisingly messy fundraising is. One way to overcome the messiness is to fundraise efficiently by regarding it as a sales process.


Startup Lessons From Bill Reichert, Managing Partner at Garage Technology Ventures

Silicon Valley icon Bill Reichert from Garage Technology Ventures recently spoke at Startup Grind Sacramento and offered some invaluable insight. With over 20 years as an entrepreneur and two public companies, Bill's resume is quite impressive.