Resources for Founders Raising Capital

Lists of great resources to help you learn about the world of equity and debt funding.

Fundraising Basics

Smart Company's Complete Guide to Startup Capital
Stone & Chalk's Capital Raising Guide for Startups

Alt Capital - Debt (Non-Dilutive)

Comprehensive Guide to Alt Startup Capital in Australia
Intro to Finance for Founders by
VC Alternative Funding Options by
Startup Victoria's Startup Success Series on Venture Debt
Venture Debt: A Legal Guide for Founders by LegalVision
Venture debt, what is it and is it right for you?

Equity Investment (VC and Angel)

The Non-Obvious Guide to Fundraising by NFX
What You Should Know About Early-Stage Venture Capital
Lessons Learnt from Raising $5.7m for Founders
The Startup Playbook Podcast - Dan Gavel (Black Sheep Capital)
Innovation Bay - Pitch Deck Masterclass (Sam Wong, Blackbird Ventures)
Startup Victoria - Raising Investment Through Family Offices
Startup Victoria - Pre-Revenue Valuation
Cake Equity's Blog
Cheryl Mack's Aussie Capital Raising Resources
Australian Seed Stage Funding Analysis March 2021 for Founders by Warwick
Australian Seed Stage Funding Analysis December 2020 for Founders by Warwick
Australian Early-stage Funding Analysis June 2020 for Founders by Warwick
Victorian Startup Ecosystem Mapping by LaunchVic
Actionable Pre-seed, Seed and Series A Fundraising Research by DocSend
Cut Through Venture's monthly funding data newsletter
Letter of Intents' daily funding newsletter and investment notes

Alt Capital - Grants (Non-Dilutive)

Startup Victoria's Startup Success Series on Grants for Startups
Luna's Startup Incentives & Grants Directory

Alt Capital - Equity Crowdfunding

Startup Victoria's Startup Success Series on Equity Crowdfunding 101
Rafael Kimberley-Bowen's Crowdfunding in Australia Guide
Birchal's Crowdsourced Funding in Australia FY21 Report
Christopher Ong's Crowdfunding Deal Memos

Other Fundraising Websites

Airtree's Open Source VC
LaunchVic's Victorian Startup Ecosystem Tool
Startup Galaxy
Grant Guru
Airtree's Investor Database

VC Investment Notes

A peak inside VC investment decisions

Square Peg
Black Sheep Capital
Full Circle Venture Capital

VC & Fundraising Podcasts

Funded Podcast
The Twenty Minute VC
Open the Pod Bay Doors by Innovation Bay
Launch & Scale (Crowdfunding)
The Startup Playbook
Wild Hearts by Blackbird
Founder Stories by Square Peg
How I Raised It Podcast

Startup Ecosystem Directories

Cheryl Mack's List of Startup Resources
Garry Visontay's (Right Click Capital) List of Startup Resources
Y Combinator's Resource Library

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