The Hum Capital Blog

Expert insights, tips, and tools to help you raise the funds you need to grow your business.

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Hum-an Stories: Q&A with EVP of Research and Development Chris Dolezalek

This interview is part of Hum-an Stories, a Q&A series with Hum Capital Leadership, companies, and investors providing a look under the hood at what drives Hum and its Intelligent Capital Market. Chris Dolezalek (CD) has been in the startup game a long time — five stints, seeing two IPOs and three acquisitions. But his career…

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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…

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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…

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Flexstrapping: The Flexible Financing Model

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…

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Hum-an Stories: Q&A with Chief Revenue Officer Basile Senesi

This interview is part of Hum-an Stories, a Q&A series with Hum Capital Leadership, companies, and investors providing a look under the hood at what drives Hum and its Intelligent Capital Market. Basile Senesi, Hum Capital’s Chief Revenue Officer, is no overnight success — even if he helped grow a fintech unicorn from the ground…

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5 Best Practices for an Efficient Fundraising Process

As a marketplace for raising capital, we see hundreds of private-market transactions every year and recently raised our own Series A. Suhail Hafiz, VP of Finance & Strategy, was deeply involved in that process. In this primer, he shares fundraising best practices for running an efficient process. What metrics matter? How well do you tell…

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