Raising Money for a StartUp Company

Jason Nazar, founder of DocStoc, digs up an old document on Raising Money for a StartUp Company

Good information within on the ‘funding lifecycle’, bootstrapping, angel investors vs. venture capital, and valuation methods, amongst others.

Entrepreneurs face a great deal of challenges in building a successful venture.  They have to identify a good opportunity, in a thriving industry, organize a competent management team, out pace the competition, and build a product and/or provide a service that is worthwhile to others.  However, in spite of all these obstacles, raising money to seed or grow a company is often the largest challenge of all.  The following paper will discuss the business and legal process of raising capital.