Resources / Raising Capital
Internal, external, and sponsor funding opportunities. Internal awards applications are to be completed online.
Y-Combinator SAFE Agreement Templates
Y Combinator introduced the safe (simple agreement for future equity) in late 2013, and since then, it has been used by almost all YC startups and countless non-YC startups as the main instrument for early-stage fundraising.
Y-Combinator Series A Term Sheet Template
While working with companies in YC’s Series A program we’ve noticed a common problem: founders don’t know what “good” looks like in a term sheet. This makes sense, because it is often, literally, the first time in their careers that they’ve seen one. This puts founders at a significant disadvantage because VCs see term sheets all the time and know what to expect. Because we’ve invested in so many founders over the years and have seen hundreds of Series A term sheets, we know what “good” looks like. We work with our founders to understand where terms diverge from “good”, what they can do about that divergence, and when and how it makes sense to negotiate.
22 Crowdfunding websites and How to Choose yours
An inc.com article. All crowdfunding sites are not created equal. Some specialize in nonprofits, or in certain types of products; others offer consulting services in addition to sourcing funding. In an increasingly crowded and complicated marketplace, where should you turn to fund your endeavor?
Google Ventures Library
Google Ventures is the financially motivated venture capital arm of Google Inc. They invest in areas ranging from consumer Internet, software, and mobile to clean tech and life sciences. They aim to invest about $100 million a year, with deal sizes ranging from seed to late-stage investments.
The Google Ventures Library offers practical articles on design and user research. They also have Kevin Rose’s interviews with founders and offer advice on everything from product management to workspace design.