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Being in the details is great for some jobs. For CEOs, it can be a death sentence. We're going to help keep you alive by taking you above the minutia for a flight in a unique aircraft.

Since I became certified to fly gyrocopters last month, I have a metaphor that I like...

In prior posts, we discussed that you need an outline business plan, strategic financial planning model, and a company presentation to raise capital. For each of these pieces, being too “in the details” or too “in the clouds” can cause your raise and company to fail. T...

In part one, we covered the basics of a Keep It Simple Security (KISS). This week, we go into greater detail about the conversion of both the debt and equity type KISS, plus the pros and cons of each.


The debt and equity KISS have more complexity at conversion...

Last week’s post covered raising cash using a SAFE. This week, we’ll cover the KISS or Keep It Simple Security, Part One.

KISS Basics

The KISS was developed by 500 Startups to allow early-stage companies to raise capital quickly from accredited investors without signific...

Last week’s post covered raising cash using convertible debt (CD). This week, we’ll cover the SAFE or Simple Agreement for Future Equity.

SAFE Basics

Developed by Y Combinator in 2013, the SAFE is a relatively simple agreement that can be executed quickly to allow early-...

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