|Crowdfunding campaigns for startup funding: What you should know
Crowdfunding campaigns as a means for startup funding have emerged as a potential alternative to angel and venture capital (VC) investments. What is crowdfunding? Crowdfunding is the use of small amounts of capital contributed by a large number of donors during an online fundraising campaign in order to support the financing of a new venture. [...]
|Crowdfunding: Have your say on possible changes in Ontario legislation (part 2)
In Part 1 of this blog, posted yesterday, I gave an overview of crowdfunding—what it is, who it’s for and what the pros and cons are. I also mentioned that the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) is currently reviewing a potential crowdfunding exemption to enable the issuance of crowdfunded equity for local companies, and pointed to [...]
|Crowdfunding: Is it right for your startup? (part 1)
Note: This is the first of two blogs on the topic of crowdfunding. Tomorrow’s post gives an overview of a potential crowdfunding exemption that the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) is currently reviewing that would enable the issuance of crowdfunded equity for local companies. Remember when you were a child and needed to raise money for something special [...]
|Founders’ restricted rights agreement: Sample template
Download a sample template of a founders’ restricted rights agreement.
|Terms of investments
In session 21 of Entrepreneurship 101, we focus on understanding the motivation of private venture capital (VC) firms and how it affects their structuring of term sheets and legal agreements. We explore common pitfalls in dealing with VCs, as well as success stories regarding VC investment.
|What is venture capital or private equity?
Knowing about private equity and venture capital can help you navigate when seeking financing for your business.
|Shareholders’ equity, or net worth (definition)
Shareholders’ equity, or net worth: The net worth of a company equals the total assets minus the total liabilities.
Once you’ve got a great technology idea, to take it to the next level, you’ll need money to develop it. Here is an overview of financing your idea through equity or finding investors.
|Choosing between equity and debt
You need financing to take your business to the next stage. Here are some things to consider when choosing between equity and debt.
Common share investments are most often used in early rounds of investing.