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Todd Hood

@todho

Teacher for special educational needs

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Fundraising sources

Fundraising is both a science and an art. The method that a startup uses to raise money helps determine its financial situation and how much help and advice the startup receives along the way.

Startups may initially use personal or family funds to start the business, but crowdfunding has also grown in popularity. Still, venture capital funding is the dominant source and is at an all-time high in recent years; CB insights reports that U.S.-based venture capital investments totaled $130 billion in 2020.

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Ipos are regulated by the SEC and have a set of legal requirements. Icos are currently unregulated and more of a "wild West" practice. Some argue that they have turned into a "perverse and unsustainable Keynesian beauty contest. Supporters are optimistic and claim that it’s a new form of venture capital. The main difference is regulation.

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Hiring means we failed to execute and need help.
First, let me quell a misconception. Hiring is not a consequence of success. Revenue and customers are. Hiring is a consequence of our failure to create enough leverage (see eShares 101) to grow on our own. It means we need outside help. The perfect business is a computer plugged into the internet. Anything more is just overhead.

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