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How to Make the Most of your Startup’s Big Fundraising Moment

A version of this article was originally published on TechCrunch.  Late-stage startups are facing major fundraising headwinds, but early-stage investing is still a bright spot for startups until they hit Series B rounds. Traditional venture capital dollars are harder to come by these days, but institutional investors are still looking for smart investments, and industry watchers…

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Redefining ‘Founder-Friendly’ Capital in the Post-FTX Era

A version of this article was originally published on TechCrunch.  For many founders in the startup community, a “founder-friendly” investor is one who stays relatively hands off. They cut the check and then watch the executive team run their business without getting involved in the day-to-day. In 2021, investors overdid a version of “founder-friendly” capital that…

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Hum-an Stories: Q&A with Managing Director Becca Connolly

This interview is part of Hum-an Stories, a Q&A series with Hum Capital leadership and employees providing a look under the hood at what drives Hum and its funding platform, the Intelligent Capital Market. Becca Connolly is a Managing Director at Hum and Chief of Staff for Hum’s Strategic Capital team. After a long tenure…

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Hum Client Spotlight: Desert Farms

Our Client Spotlight series features business leaders, entrepreneurs, and company executives from high-growth companies who have successfully fundraised via Hum’s Intelligent Capital Market. Each Q&A will discuss why they started the company, challenges they faced in scaling, and why they chose to partner with Hum.  Walid Abdul-Wahab is the founder of Desert Farms – a…

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Startup Market Swings Call for a More Balanced Fundraising Plan

This article was originally published on The Information’s Forum. As a founder, the market’s wild mood swings can leave you feeling like no matter what you do, your business is never good enough. In 2021, the market message was that companies weren’t ambitious enough and should be raising more capital to grow faster. If you…

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Hum-an Stories: Q&A with VP of Sales Chris Reilly

This interview is part of Hum-an Stories, a Q&A series with Hum Capital leadership and employees providing a look under the hood at what drives Hum and its funding platform, the Intelligent Capital Market. Chris Reilly is one of Hum’s longest tenured employees, starting in August 2020 as one of the company’s first hires focused…

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