This page collects links to blog posts, articles and books about funding startups.

Companion pages (listed to the right and in the nav bar) cover resources and insights related to lean startup logic/methodsproduct designproduct managementbusiness developmentmarketing; and sales, among other issues.

Entrepreneurial Finance Basics
  • In their book Venture Deals, Brad Feld and Jason Mendelson offer a terrific, in-depth explanation of term sheets, funding strategy, VC motivations, etc.
  • Jeff Bussgang of Flybridge Capital provides an overview of entrepreneurial finance and how venture capital works in his book, Mastering the VC Game
  • The VentureHacks archives provide an excellent set of links to resources on fundraising and other startup management topics
  • Steve Blank's amazing list of resources for entrepreneurs includes lots of links to advice on fundraising, cap table calculators, term sheet generators, etc. Scroll down to "Starting and Running a Startup Advice" about one-third of the way down the page

General Fundraising Advice for Entrepreneurs
Seed Stage Fundraising Advice
How Much Money to Raise?
Term Sheet Issues
Convertible Notes