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When Trading Equity for Cash, Balance Is Everything
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Sell too little, and you lack the resources to grow. Sell too much, and you lose control.
April 13, 2014 in Money
Aaron Levie, the Quintessential Silicon Valley CEO, Will Only Own 4.1 Percent of Box When It IPOs

Aaron Levie, the Quintessential Silicon Valley CEO, Will Only Own 4.1 Percent of Box When It IPOs

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Online file-storage service Box has finally filed to go public. Here's what we know.
March 25, 2014 in Technology
Accelerator-Ready? 3 Pointers for Potential Candidates

Accelerator-Ready? 3 Pointers for Potential Candidates

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Entrepreneurs considering a startup program should do some legwork.
March 14, 2014 in Grow Your Business
Making Sense Out of Cents: Determining Employee Compensation

Making Sense Out of Cents: Determining Employee Compensation

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For companies that have received outside funding and are looking to scale, determining employee compensation can be a challenge. Here we offer a few pointers on how to get it done right.
February 13, 2014 in Hiring Center
Vesting: A Founder's Need to Earn Equity

Vesting: A Founder's Need to Earn Equity

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An insider's take on what you need to know about vesting provisions in venture capital deals.
January 27, 2014 in Venture Capital
Figuring Out How to Divvy Up Startup Equity

Figuring Out How to Divvy Up Startup Equity

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When launching a startup, often founders need to offer up equity to employees in lieu of big salaries. Our legal expert Peter Buckland offers up advice on how to approach equity option pools.
December 18, 2013 in Legal Center
The Pros and Cons of Working for Equity

The Pros and Cons of Working for Equity

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From scope creep to the opportunity to cash in, a look at the good and bad of working in exchange for equity.
September 25, 2013 in Startup Financing
How to Find the Perfect Co-Founder

How to Find the Perfect Co-Founder

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Our ASK expert VC John Frankel offers up advice about finding a co-founder and managing the relationship.
September 18, 2013 in Startup Basics
The Art and Science of Company Valuations (Infographic)

The Art and Science of Company Valuations (Infographic)

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See a visual explanation of how young companies are valued, in some cases before they're even making money.
July 2, 2013 in Financing
Why One Young Entrepreneur Turned Down Mark Cuban on Shark Tank

Why One Young Entrepreneur Turned Down Mark Cuban on Shark Tank

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A recent grad reveals why he walked away from $200,000 for his coat-check technology.
October 19, 2012 in Startup Financing
One Entrepreneur's Rocky Road to Success After 'Shark Tank'

One Entrepreneur's Rocky Road to Success After 'Shark Tank'

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One of Shark Tank's first entrepreneurs, Tiffany Krumins, talks about dealing with cancer, giving up half of her equity, and the challenges of getting her product made in the U.S.
August 24, 2012 in Starting a Business
Angels, Equity and a Shark of One's Own

Angels, Equity and a Shark of One's Own

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Many small-business owners who hope to land angel funding have expectations that are wildly unrealistic. Here's a reality check.
May 18, 2012 in Angel Investors
The JOBS Act Doesn't Mean You Should Run Out and Raise Equity

The JOBS Act Doesn't Mean You Should Run Out and Raise Equity

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Selling equity in a business only makes sense for a business if there's a potential to generate substantial income on the investors' money.
April 18, 2012 in Financing
Should You Raise Money from Small Investors?

Should You Raise Money from Small Investors?

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Should you raise money for your company a little bit at a time?
January 25, 2011 in Loans from Friends and Family

The Right Fit

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Looking for capital? A boutique private equity group could be the perfect funding partner for your small business.
September 1, 2005 in Financing

Equity Vs. Sub-Debt Financing

Do you need capital to expand your business? These tips will help you determine which of these two types of financing is right for you.
September 23, 2004 in Financing

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