4.111 Other Funding Sources, Securities, and Bad Deals





What other sources of funding exist for entrepreneurs? This course covers the pros and cons of self-financing, SBA loans, other forms of debt, accelerators, and crowdfunding. What securities exemptions do U.S. issuers commonly rely upon? This course covers Reg D, Section 4(2), Reg S, Rule 701, and Regulation Crowdfunding, with practical guidance for entrepreneurs and funds. Next, how can a company renegotiate a bad deal with an early stage investor? The course discusses various options, including repurchases, capital restructuring, resetting valuations, spinouts, and management carveouts. The course also cautions entrepreneurs not to undermine fair deals later. Finally, the course covers using broker-dealers and investment bankers for early stage fundraising.