How to Handle Silicon Valley’s Rising Valuations
By Adam Sharp on February 16, 2021
It’s getting a little crazy out there in some pockets of the startup investing world. All the Series A deals I’ve seen lately have been much more expensive than they were even a year ago. I recently saw a fast-growing software company raising a Series A with just a few million dollars of revenue. But its valuation was more than $1 billion. I continue to prefer seed and pre-seed rounds for investments.
Later Stage Startup Valuations are Rising
By Adam Sharp on January 19, 2021
Most of the deals I get invited to online are early-stage ones — pre-seed, seed, and Series A. But I do see a fair number of Series B and C deals as well. And I’ve noticed that the later the deal is, the higher the valuation tends to…
Startup Investing Just Got 5x Better
By Adam Sharp on November 6, 2020
Something monumental happened for startup investors this week. The SEC increased the limit for public startup fundraising rounds from $1.07 million to $5 million (per year, per company). This is a very big deal. Startups can now raise almost five times…
Why Seed-Stage Investing Is Better for You
By Andy Gordon on April 22, 2020
There’s a reason funds prefer investing in startups during their Series A and Series B rounds. But for individuals, it’s no contest. Seed-stage investing is the place to be.
Mailbag: Exploring AngelList, Weighing Seed and Series A Investments
By Early Investing on March 17, 2019
In this week’s Mailbag, the Early Investing team explains how AngelList works and the differences between seed and Series A companies.
Q&A: Understanding Convertible Notes, Reg. CF and Reg. A+ Raises
By Early Investing on September 23, 2018
The Early Investing team explains how convertible notes work and the differences between Regulation Crowdfunding and Regulation A+ raises.
Venture Capitalists Go All In
By Allison Brickell on July 16, 2018
For most of this decade, angel/seed investing has been clearly outpacing early venture capital. This is presenting an opportunity for early investors.