Living Entrepreneurship Blog / Tag: ED Financing

Emily Denoble

How 2 Understand Investor Agreements: A Play in 3 Acts

For our final How 2 Tuesday of the academic year, the Blank Center invited law firm Morgan Lewis to explain the basics of angel and venture capital investor agreements. Morgan Lewis provides invaluable services to emerging businesses and is a generous sponsor of the Blank Center. The creative presentation was titled “Angel Financing: A Play…

Emily Denoble

How 2 Raise a Seed Round

The Blank Center recently had the pleasure of hosting Adam Martel M’17 and Rich Palmer M’16 of Gravyty, a firm that helps nonprofits raise more money and build better relationships with donors. In the last year, Gravyty raised a seed round and returned to campus to help Babson startups to do the same. One of…

Emily Denoble

Finance Tips for Startups

Summer Venture Program advisor Michelle Hipwood recently hosted a lunch and learn, explaining some basic financial information that every startup should be familiar with. First is the standard statement of cash flows, which is prepared by accountants under Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). This statement explains changes in the cash balance and is complementary to…

Emily Denoble

Crowdfunding 101

Thinking about launching a crowdfunding campaign? Professor Erik Noyes hosted a “Crowdfuding 101” session for the Butler Venture Accelerator to explain the basics of this fundraising strategy. While there are four types of crowdfunding (rewards, donations, equity, and lending), this discussion was focused on rewards-based crowdfunding, in which backers receive a “gift” depending on the…