Main Street Exchange Knowledge Base

How do you know what type of company you should be?  Considering fundraising but do not know the difference between convertible notes and preferred equity?  Have a term sheet and you don’t understand what it says?  The Main Street Exchange knowledge base is a place where you can come to learn about the world of fundraising, angels and venture capital and startup issues in general.

Here is how it works.  You can select knowledge categories in the menu at the top of this page to go to articles on the topics you select.  You can also select “Dictionary” in our top nav to go to our investment dictionary (time to learn the lingo).

You can also scroll through some of our latest entries below for some key learning on topics of importance.  Have fun, go learn, and crush that fundraise!

What is a Convertible Note?
It is time to fundraise and you are trying to decide what you need to give your investors in exchange for their investment. More likely than not, you have heard of convertible notes and have
So you want to Fundraise...now what?
At some point, every company that decides to pursue outside financing faces a key decision: What kind of financing do I want or need? There are many choices a company can make, and