Five things startups have to know before raising funds

There are several things that founders should know before raising funds for their startup. 1. Understand the different types of funding available. Selling your company’s shares in exchange for money is just one usual way of raising funds. There are various ways to raise capital, including debt financing, equity financing, or even crowdfunding (see Oxwhite’s…

A legal guide to startup fundraising in Malaysia (Part 2)

Here’s the second part of my legal guide to startup fundraising in Malaysia. If you’ve missed the first instalment, you can read that here. 1. Get the necessary due diligence done Usually, sophisticated investors like corporates and venture capitals may need your company to pass their due diligence process before they can invest in your…

A legal guide to startup fundraising in Malaysia (Part 1)

Fundraising is one of the challenges that startup founders need to go through in their entrepreneurial journey in growing an early-stage startup. Fundraising is a regulated activity in most or all countries. Different countries have laws that need to be satisfied to ensure that your fundraising is all within the law. Here are ten things…

Can startups just walk away from an investment term sheet?

You and your co-founders have been pitching for the past several months, and now you’ve finally got the investment term sheet from venture capital. You later sat down with the signed term sheet to discuss the next steps with your team members. Eventually, after asking around for feedback and inputs you and your team later…