Pre-Money Versus Post-Money Valuation: How Much Capital Is Too Much?

Startup employees reviewing finances and pre- and post-money valuations when raising capital.

As the owner of a startup, you have a laundry list of things you’re concerned about and raising capital is likely near the top of that list. You need capital to scale and grow your business, but you don’t want to give away too much ownership. With an understanding of the differences between pre-money and post-money valuations, their importance, and how the amount of capital you raise can impact your ownership, you will have a better idea of how much capital you want to raise for your business.

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CCPA Compliance for Startups

A pink key on a computer keyboard showing a silhouette of the state of California that says "California Consumer Privacy Act" and "CCPA"

Over the past several years, people have become increasingly aware of the security concerns that exist on the internet. Americans are acutely aware of how much their data is being shared online thanks to high profile data breaches and congressional hearings. In response to consumer privacy concerns, several states have implemented new data security laws. The most recent of which is California’s CCPA. This blog post discusses some ways that startups can become CCPA compliant.

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4 Potential Crowdfunding Pitfalls

crowdfunding websites

Crowdfunding pitfalls exist, but crowdfunding is a good way for startups to raise money for their product/service. Widget makers and apparel designers/manufacturers (including our client, Apricoat®), in particular, have made extensive use of crowdfunding to get projects off the ground. In 2012, then-President Obama signed the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (“JOBS Act”) which allows crowdfunding for equity (with some limitations).

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