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Funding & Exits –  Chapter 11: Commercial Banking

  Your commercial banking relationship is important to your financial health. Any business bank provides critical financial infrastructure: your bank accounts, credit card services,...
Tom Mohr Tom Mohr
7 min read

Funding & Exits –  Chapter 10: Venture Capital

Once you have passed Minimum Viable Product and are closing in on Minimum Viable Repeatability, you enter the realm of early-stage VC investing. As...
Tom Mohr Tom Mohr
5 min read

Funding & Exits  –  Chapter 9: Incubators, Accelerators, Angels…

The journey of company building is marked by value inflection points. As you progress from Minimum Viable Category to Initial Product Release to Minimum...
Tom Mohr Tom Mohr
7 min read

Not for the faint of heart

The unparalleled challenges of the MedTech industry As an industry, MedTech is gratifying and fulfilling. But launching a startup in this ecosystem is not for...
Anabelle Budd Anabelle Budd
4 min read

Funding & Exits – Chapter 8: Startup Funding: From…

Six steps take you from term sheet preparation to a closed financing. They are: Prepare for term sheet negotiations Hold term sheet negotiations Line...
Tom Mohr Tom Mohr
7 min read

From One-on-One Relationships to a Trusted Network

Bob Bausmith shares 4 impactful networking practices you can start implementing right away   For many, the thought of networking, or attending a networking event,...
Anabelle Budd Anabelle Budd
3 min read

Funding & Exits  – Chapter 7: Startup Funding: The…

Some terms are more important than others. Here, we look at the most important ones.   Convertible note: discounts and caps Convertible notes are often...
Tom Mohr Tom Mohr
8 min read

Funding & Exits  -  Chapter 6: Startup Funding: The…

At every investment stage, management and investors seek to appropriately balance risk and reward. This balance plays out in both the economic and moral...
Tom Mohr Tom Mohr
11 min read

Funding & Exits  –  Chapter 5: Startup Funding: from…

From company inception until at least Minimum Viable Traction, there’s only one right way to fundraise. The moment you close a funding round, give...
Tom Mohr Tom Mohr
12 min read

Funding & Exits  –  Chapter 4: Investors Buy Stories

For investors, most days are filled with stories. The majority of these stories fall flat or are wildly implausible. Many are interesting, but flawed....
Tom Mohr Tom Mohr
14 min read

Be Bold, Think Big

Lars Nordenlund’s advice to startup founders & CEOs Lars Nordenland is CEO Quest’s newest Managing Director, CEO Practice. He serves CEOs of post-Series A companies...
Jacob Sandler Jacob Sandler
3 min read