Government Funding Outside of SBA/PPP and Free SBIR training – William Rosellini

By William Rosellini – I think everyone should be considering submitting SBIR grants right now.  If successful, you can receive up to $2M in non-dilutive funding.  I put together a complementary training for anyone who would like to understand how to put a non-dilutive funding program in place.   I have raised nearly $30M in SBIR …

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Advantages of Venture Capital – William Rosellini

What is Venture Capital? By William Rosellini – Venture Capital is invested in startup businesses as an alternative to traditional financing. The companies who accept this type of investment typically aren’t under any expectation of paying back the money; however, Venture Capitalists usually have an exit plan, which is their method for extracting a giant …

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Thoughts on raising capital now – William Rosellini

By William Rosellini – After ten years of rising US equities prices, many investors are selling (albeit off the highs) but with large capital gains. This sell-off gives investors a chance to rethink their allocation and potentially focus on private investments in earlier stage companies as a long-term hedge. Anecdotally, I met with hundreds investors …

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What Tech Entrepreneurs Should Know about the Venture Capital Process – William Rosellini

By William Rosellini – In a downtown Austin incubator, on a warm Texas summer morning, five tech entrepreneurs swapped horror stories about venture capital firms. One of them proclaimed, ‘even the coffeeshop we’re meeting at has gotten venture capital.’ They were all searching for money sources, but none of them could fathom taking on an …

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How to Pitch to a VC right now – William Rosellini

By William Rosellini – When it comes to pitching investors, it’s vitally important to know how, what, and when, to pitch. Venture Capitalists, or VC’s, are some of the most savvy investors on the planet. This group of highly educated investors looks for top-tier companies to invest their money into, typically reaping a handsome reward …

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How to Raise Venture Capital for a Tech Startup – William Rosellini

By William Rosellini – Starting in the 1990’s raising capital for tech startups became ubiquitous in the venture capital community. The early Internet ventures, some of which led to the Dot Com Bubble, raised money at a fever pitch. The high failure rate started a movement to a more accurate investment model by VC Firms. …

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Protecting Intellectual Property – William Rosellini

By William Rosellini – Intellectual property (IP) is the primary asset that investors will be agreeing to invest and should be managed as such. An IP capital strategy is simply a plan—consistent with the company’s capital strategy and product development plan—to acquire IP assets and leverage the most value from existing IP assets. Investors will …

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What is a PPM?

A PPM is the Private Placement Memorandum, also known as: Private Offering Memo, Confidential Offering Memorandum, Investment Memoranda and/or Private Placement Prospectus. It is the booklet that discloses the legal minimums an investor needs to know to make an informed decision about whether to take a risk on a particular investment. Just as important, the …

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