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Venture sucks: A plea for help from Lynx’s product manager

This blog is a siren call for help on a noble mission. I’m going to lay out our point of view on the status quo, and our vision for the future. See, I have the greatest job in the world. My mandate in leading product at Lynx is to explore the whitespace between incorporating and selling a technology company, and understand every point of friction along the way that in aggregate lead to this reality: **Almost every startup fails.**
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April 24, 2024
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Venture Basics
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SWEAT User Guide

The SWEAT Note is designed to facilitate sweat equity investments between startups and their core service providers in a way that is mutually beneficial to both parties.
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October 11, 2022
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Sweat Equity Best Practices
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Crafting an Operating Agreement to Streamline Fundraising and Minimize Future Negotiations

The importance of a well-crafted operating agreement cannot be overstated. From the beginning, the dreams and aspirations for the future of a startup can cause founders to forgo setting up an effective operating agreement.
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May 23, 2024
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Crafting an Operating Agreement to Streamline Fundraising and Minimize Future Negotiations

The importance of a well-crafted operating agreement cannot be overstated. From the beginning, the dreams and aspirations for the future of a startup can cause founders to forgo setting up an effective operating agreement.
Published on
May 23, 2024
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Growth Playbook

Structuring Yourself for Fundraising

Fundraising sucks. Plain and simple. No matter what your circumstances are, fundraising takes more than just a pitch deck and a dream.
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May 16, 2024
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Growth Playbook

The Two Rules of Venture: (1) Don’t Run Out of Money, (2) See Rule #1

Learn how to attract investors and secure funding for your startup without burning through cash. Explore the advantages of leveraging a sophisticated SWEAT equity approach, conserving resources while aligning interests with service providers. Discover more about streamlining transactions through Lynx's platform.
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May 9, 2024
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Growth Playbook

Venture sucks: A plea for help from Lynx’s product manager

This blog is a siren call for help on a noble mission. I’m going to lay out our point of view on the status quo, and our vision for the future. See, I have the greatest job in the world. My mandate in leading product at Lynx is to explore the whitespace between incorporating and selling a technology company, and understand every point of friction along the way that in aggregate lead to this reality: **Almost every startup fails.**
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April 24, 2024
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Venture Basics

Benefits of Sweat Equity Investing

Our role is to reduce the friction in sweat equity deals so that the industry may more readily access these benefits.
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February 16, 2024
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Sweat Equity Best Practices

How to Choose: A Sweat Equity PR Firm

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December 22, 2023
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Service Providers

How to Choose: A Sweat Equity Law Firm

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December 18, 2023
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Service Providers

Building Out Early-Stage Teams

The success of early-stage companies is completely dependent on a core team’s ability to execute a plan tailored around the founder’s vision.
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November 22, 2023
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Growth Playbook

Top Professional Services to Hire for Sweat Equity

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June 29, 2023
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Sweat Equity Best Practices

Making the Most of Sweat Equity Service Deals for Fintech Companies

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June 2, 2023
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Sweat Equity Best Practices

The Lynx White Paper

Don't Go Alone; the Death of Traditional Venture Capital
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April 21, 2023
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Venture Basics

How to Approach Raising Sweat Equity

Starting a business is a daunting task with many unknowns to solve. It’s a deliberate and constant march to advance on the journey of having a successful business, and adding a capital raise to the mix can be extremely overwhelming.
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February 17, 2023
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Sweat Equity Best Practices

When is the best time to do a sweat deal?

Founders want to know how to use sweat as a fundraising and recruiting tool along the lifecycle of their business, and service providers want to know when it makes business sense to defer cash revenue for equity.
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January 9, 2023
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Sweat Equity Best Practices

How to Approach Diligence in Sweat Deals

Sweat investing is about making winners, not picking them. The unique advantage of sweat investing to “diligence” is that the “investor” will work within the organization. They will likely be instrumental to the success.
Published on
January 9, 2023
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Sweat Equity Best Practices

SWEAT User Guide

The SWEAT Note is designed to facilitate sweat equity investments between startups and their core service providers in a way that is mutually beneficial to both parties.
Published on
October 11, 2022
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Sweat Equity Best Practices

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