Types of funding: equity financing and convertible debt financing

David Lifson, Sr. Director at Poppin, and previous CEO of Postling and Head of Product at Etsy, covers the two main types of financing you can use when raising investment, and the legal terms, pros and cons of each.

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Walks you through cap tables and gives you a template on to use to understand how your ownership changes as you raise investment.


1. Determine if your company is likely best off being valued now or in the future.

2. Use a Cap Table to understand the amounts of equity yourself in investors own in different situations.


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