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Series A Financing

 

What are we aiming at GOLDILOCK Economy for Our Business Startup which will take into account the challenge I would like to UNDERPIN. We want best of everything. Knowledge is always outside our comfort zone. Unicorn business model takes into account economic growth of the country as the startup provide job opportunities, low inflation rate, more employment to the GEN X population who are very intelligent in many ways. The holistic view of the contextual experience is increase in asset price of the intellectual property created by the individual creative mind.

There are peaks and troughs in fund-raising journey of a startup business. Startups go through multiple rounds of financing to raise investment in order to cover business expenses based on escalation of company’s valuation.

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After the business has shown some of a track record, and when company is generating some revenue (though it might not be net profit), Series A funding is a critical stage in optimization of product and services and for the growth in customer base. The ultimate goal of series A round of financing is to cover up the expenses involved in carrying out additional market research and finalization of the product or service that the company is introducing in the market.

The company is still in the product development stage so the risk involved in the series A round of funding is the highest and Series A funding is commonly offered in the form of preferred stock and may have anti-dilution provisions in case more financing is given, in the form of common stock or preferred stock, in the future.

In an increasingly competitive marketplace, many startups are unable to impress investors to get Series-A funding because of multiple reasons like the venture failed to demonstrate their ability to grow; the team failed to build the skill-sets and competitiveness; lack of Intellectual property that can give the company an unfair advantage; lack of market validation or a poor product or service.

Preparation is the key to everything. Startups should align their thoughts and conversations with the investors perspective for getting follow-up meetings after the initial interaction with the investors. The following things should be kept in the mind:

  1. To excel in the game of series A financing, a company should be well-versed with the investment criteria of an investor. Different investors have criteria of investing in a venture.Some may give more weightage to market sentiments while some other may give to the team.  
  2. Have a sound knowledge of the investment scenario of different sectors. This will help you understand the investor’s view of your sector and you will be in a better position to seek investment for your venture.
  3. There should be synergy in your venture and the portfolio companies of the investor. This will help the investor understand the relevance of investment in your venture.
  4. Be clear on what you seek from the investor beyond the money and how they may add value to your venture.
  5. Eight BEST Funding Opportunities

Crowdfunding                                                                                                                       

The digital era has opened your world to more than a market. Through the crowdfunding sites, you can pitch your business to strangers and ask for funding. At the crowdfunding platform, lay out your business idea and give a detailed description of what the business is, your profit making plans, how much money you expect to raise, and why you need to raise funds via the platform.Companies that raise funds via crowdfunding platforms have been able to increase their profitability since the platform benefits entrepreneurs in two ways; through the funds raised and through the marketing that products receive. Since crowdsourcing is a competitive funding option, your business must be rock solid and appealing to customers and investors.

Using venture capitalists

Venture capitalists are professionals who invest in companies with high potential for growth. To get the attention of a venture capitalist, your business model should show potential for rapid growth and the ability to disrupt the market. 

Venture capitalists only invest in startups with extremely high potential for big returns on investments. As a result, venture capitalists evaluate the sustainability and the scalability of any business they consider investing in. To get a venture capitalist interested, you should have a disruptive product as well as a big market that will result in faster and bigger returns on investments.

You should also note that venture capitalists offer mentorship and their expertise once they sign up with you. Therefore, if you believe that your business is competitive and able to attract a venture capitalist’s interest, ask for their funding. You should be willing to give up a percentage of your company.

Angel investors

Did you know that Google, Alibaba, and Yahoo got investments from angel investors? Angel investors are individuals who invest in potentially profitable businesses with their surplus disposable income. Before investing in your company, the angel investors will screen your business to ascertain its worth and the potential for growth.

Just like venture capitalists, angel investors invest in a stake of your company but they offer mentorship. Their propensity for high risk businesses is what determines if your business is taken up or not.

Winning business competitions

While repaying your debt consolidation loan, you should take advantage of your business’ potential by getting into contests. Most of these competitions require business plans and the entrepreneur with the best idea wins a big sum of money. The funds won should be injected into the business for better investment returns.

Most of these competitions are broadcast in the media. Besides winning the reward money, you will benefit from free marketing. People remember the winning business and this gives your business a great head start.

Funding from business incubators and accelerators

There are numerous funding opportunities in the market. However, to know about them and to benefit from them, you should be open-minded and aggressive. Search online or ask around for business incubators and accelerators. Business incubators provide shelter tools, network, and training just as parents do to their children while accelerators help businesses take the giant leap. To benefit, you must be willing to commit time, develop good networks and learn from your mentors, investors, and fellow entrepreneurs.

Government funding programs

The government supports local entrepreneurs. To reduce unemployment and to encourage self-dependency, the government has instituted departments to aid in sharing funds to the most innovative businesses. Businesses ideas that promise societal growth besides high profits always get a higher priority.

Online peer to peer lenders

Besides angel investors, there are groups or individuals online who often provide affordable loans to persons in search of affordable and unsecured loans. Though you will be servicing the debt consolidation loan, the loans from peer to peer lenders are affordable and if you are confident that you can repay the two loans comfortably, then you should take it up.

Bootstrapping

This is also called self-funding. It is an effective funding option when you are starting out and when you have savings. Besides personal savings, you can also ask your friends and family for funding. Though resources are stretched under bootstrapping, your business will be attractive to investors later on. Knowing that you build a business by yourself inspires confidence.

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Recapitalization of Ideas in terms of Technology Patenting in BIG DATA

Recapitalization of Ideas in terms of Technology Patenting in BIG DATA

“One thing about life that’s predictable, is that it is unpredictable”

A brilliant idea for an invention or business could spring into your head at any point in time. But in order to find success, your research and development has to meet modern standards. Ideas are not genuinely original.

As quoted by Mark Twain:-

“There is no such thing as a new idea. It is impossible. We simply take a lot of old ideas and put them into a sort of mental kaleidoscope. We give them a turn and they make new and curious combinations. We keep on turning and making new combinations indefinitely; but they are the same old pieces of colored glass that have been in use through all the ages.”

Patents can seem like more trouble than they’re worth because the patent process in itself is a struggle. But simply because you don’t want to deal with the patent process, Your brilliant idea needn’t fall by the wayside!

Integrating patents into your business plan, is one of the most overlooked elements of a successful business. It takes a lot of energy to run a business, If you have an idea for a product, service or business, beat the odds and use your passion and energy, to figure out how to make it profitable.There are a number of myths associated with patenting a product or concept that may hold an individual from getting the most out of the concept. In order to see your way clear to filing a patent it is very important to break those myths.

Patent filing narrows down the counterparts and it makes it difficult to impress the investors.

A strong patent portfolio help in fuelling investments for emerging tech companies. Investors often look to see whether a budding company has protected its intellectual property when determining whether to invest or not. It is more likely that you will be taken seriously if you come to the table with excellent technical knowledge and a patent-pending for your idea that’s been well-researched and profits projected, even if you don’t have all the connections with the big players.

It is difficult to avoid infringement so It’s better not to file a patent.

Many things can perform the same function. If you are filing a patent for a software for buying and selling properties, it is possible that you are infringing on a patent someone else took for a software that facilitates property transactions. That’s why the claims section of the patent is so important. Claims have to be worded very carefully. Consult a patent lawyer so that you actually end up having more protection from infringement than you would have without a patent.

My idea is not that great and there is no competition out there for my business plan so why to spend money to patent it.

Never underestimate yourself. There is always competition out there. A competitor could steal the idea and put it to use themselves. Instead of letting other party go away with your great concept and make a fortune, you should protect your concept by filing a patent.

If the invention is “obvious to one skilled in the art,” the patent won’t be valid.

Patent law prohibits granting patents for inventions that are obvious to “one skilled in the art.” Many new inventions are combinations of existing inventions. The specific wording of the claims in your patent is the key to patenting an idea that is already out there or “obvious.”

Licensing the right to make, use, or sell your product is usually the most profitable route for inventors. Even if you may not make money from a patent you can pursue licensing royalties. As patent holder, you retain ownership of the invention and earn royalty payments on future sales of the product.

Everyone who was a part of the meeting where the idea was conceptualized gets to put their name on the patent.

The inventor is the individual who has the concept of the invention, provided of course that there has been a reduction to practice. The company is the assignee-the person or legal entity that has actual ownership of the patent. The royalties from patent generally go to the company, not the employees who came up with the invention.

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Prity Khastgir is a techno-savvy patent attorney in India with 12 yrs++ of experience working with clients across the globe. Her areas of expertise are IP portfolio research, cross-border technology transactions, licensing agreements, product clearance, freedom-to-operate, patent infringement & invalidity analysis, research & opinions.

Currently, she helps startups to raise funds, assists foreign companies to find right business partners in India. She also assists enterprises to enter and find the right angels, and VCs in Malaysia, Singapore, US, UK, Japan and India.

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