Hum Webinar Recap – Looking Under the Hood of Non-Dilutive Finance with Novel Capital

On April 26nd, 2022, Hum Capital joined together with Novel Capital to get into the nitty gritty of non-dilutive financing and revenue-based financing (RBF). The panel featured: Keith Harrington, COO and Co-Founder, Novel Capital Tim Makhauri, Head of Investor Platform, Hum Capital Michael Slawson, Head of Growth, Hum Capital We invited Novel Capital to join…

The 10 SaaS Fundraising Metrics that Matter

At Hum Capital, we have seen thousands of companies from various industries seeking to raise capital. No two businesses are the same, but there are some metrics that we evaluate for almost every company fundraising on the ICM. Once you move past the early-stage startup phase, it’s almost impossible to tell your story as a business…

Hum Webinar Recap – Choosing the Right Capital for the Biggest Impact – in Partnership with TIMIA Capital

On March 22nd, 2022, Hum Capital joined together with TIMIA Capital and two experienced founders to talk about aligning sources of funds with uses of funds for the right capital combination. The panel featured: Everardo Gomez, Managing Director, Hum Capital (moderator) Mark Bakker, VP of Marketing, TIMIA Capital Rick Brooks-Hill, Co-Founder, Goldpan Mike Togyi, Former…

3 Keys that Unlock Data-Driven Startup Fundraising

A version of this article was originally published on TechCrunch.  For companies in the midst of startup fundraising, news of rising interest rates, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, market volatility, and falling valuations are painting a daunting picture. Understandably, founders are eager to understand how current public market conditions may impact startup fundraising in the private…

Hum Webinar Recap – Renaissance in the Private Markets: How Fundraising is Changing for Founders

On February 15th, 2022, Hum Capital brought together leaders who are disrupting the private capital markets. The panel featured: Lucinda Shen, Axios Fintech Reporter (moderator) Blair Silverberg, Hum Capital CEO Miguel Larrea Fernandez, Capchase CEO Ben Wu, Brex Asset Management CEO This webinar was a first-of-its-kind conversation that shed light on the rapid changes happening…

Building the Perfect Fundraising Data Room

In a recent post titled Right-Timing Your Fundraise, Wavemaker Partners’ Mikal Khoso described fundraising as telling a story illuminated by relevant metrics. Those metrics are consolidated in a fundraising data room. A natural next question for anyone raising capital should therefore be “What does the perfect data room look like?” As Hum Capital’s Co-Founder, President,…

Right-Timing Your Fundraise

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For a founder, startup fundraising often lurks like the monster in the closet. It’s one more thing on a to-do list. But without a clear sense of when to start, it’s easy to push off your fundraising. We caught up with Wavemaker Partners’ Mikal Khoso, an investor in Hum, to learn more about right-timing your…

Hum Webinar Recap: Ready to Raise? Time Your Fundraise Like a Pro

On November 18th, 2021, the Hum Capital team convened a panel of experts to discuss fundraising readiness, how to tell your company’s story, and when to pursue different types of financing when raising capital. Basile Senesi, Hum’s Chief Revenue Officer, moderated the panel, which included the following rockstar lineup: Mikal Khoso, Investor at Wavemaker Partners…

Hum Capital Expands into Equity Financing, Bringing True Choice to Fundraising

Less than 6 months after launching our Intelligent Capital Market (ICM), an AI-driven funding platform offering private companies a new way to raise non-dilutive financing, we are excited to announce our expansion into supporting equity financing. With our newly-secured broker/dealer license, Hum can now advise companies on equity raises, advancing our mission to become the…

Flexstrapping: The Flexible Financing Model

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At the heart of building a company is funding ongoing operations. Typically, the founder has an idea, maybe even an operating company, but needs more capital to grow. To bring that idea to fruition, the founder can sell equity to venture capitalists; self-fund through reinvesting revenues (also known as bootstrapping); or borrow money from banks…