The Arithmetic of Deals

Let’s start with a few basics about how corporations work from a structure perspective, and the mechanics of investments. [Note: the same concepts apply to LLCs, but the vocabulary is different.] When you form your company, you will issue the initial shares of stock to the founding team.  For the sake of simplicity, let’s say that

Why Investors don’t want to Invest in your Deal

By Frank Demmler Note:  I’ve known and worked with Steve Czetli for 20 years. I am an admirer of TechyVent as an important and respected communications vehicle to the entrepreneurial/high technology/funding communities.  In a recent conversation, he and I agreed that fund raising remains a largely mysterious process for first-time entrepreneurs and angel investors.  We