Category: Venture Capital

Try Before You Buy Options at Graphite 0

Try Before You Buy Options at Graphite

As operators of an on-demand professional hiring platform that’s now been around for several years, we’ve seen a lot of evolution in our still-fledgling industry. This evolution is making hiring for any type of role –...

SEC Crowdfunding Rule CF: How’s It Doing So Far? 0

SEC Crowdfunding Rule CF: How’s It Doing So Far?

The SEC’s Division of Economic & Risk Analysis (DERA) recently published a report on the performance of the new crowdfunding initiative that began early last year. So far, the results are looking good and...

A Deep Bench of Interim Executives Benefits PE Investors 0

A Deep Bench of Interim Executives Benefits PE Investors

Freelance finance professionals with investment banking backgrounds are becoming a strategic resource for PE and VC firms looking to expand their reach. With a deep bench of experienced executives ready to fill temporary roles, they’re finding...

9 Questions to Ask When Hiring A Marketing Consultant 0

9 Questions to Ask When Hiring A Marketing Consultant

Private Equity and VC firms, startup enterprises and other capital-raising projects will inevitably reach the stage where top-level marketing expertise is needed. It might be to help shape the go-to-market strategy, evaluate potential target...

The Generalist vs the Domain Expert – Which Will Earn You More? 0

The Generalist vs the Domain Expert – Which Will Earn You More?

Hiring an independent contractor vs salaried employee depends on your investment firm’s long and short term goals. Here are some differences to consider. Generalists are your company’s ambassadors and relationship builders. Hiring an independent contractor...

Startup Equity Division: What Seems Most Fair Often Isn’t 0

Startup Equity Division: What Seems Most Fair Often Isn’t

I’ve been reading and hearing from attorneys in Silicon Valley recently who remark about the often difficult legal disputes that arise between startup founders and partners, both in their initial formation stages, and later...

New SEC Crowdfunding Rules – What They Mean for the Freelance Economy 0

New SEC Crowdfunding Rules – What They Mean for the Freelance Economy

Last month, the SEC issued its final Crowdfunding regulation under Title III of the JOBS Act. The purpose is to allow non accredited investors the ability to make equity investments in startups, a privilege which...

New at Graphite: Browsing for talent just got easier 0

New at Graphite: Browsing for talent just got easier

It’s easier than ever to find an investment banking consultant these days, even if it’s for a very unusual need. New search filters make this possible. Imagine you’ve got a highly specialized need for...

Best Places in the World for Entrepreneurs 0

Best Places in the World for Entrepreneurs

At Graphite, many of our clients are entrepreneurs developing or expanding a startup business. They find us to be a great source to test out a potential hire for key finance positions like a VP...

Could a Press Release Help Attract VC Funding? 0

Could a Press Release Help Attract VC Funding?

This question was posed recently in a freelancers’ mentoring network I’m in, and the idea caught my attention: Could a  press release not just gain you visibility, but also carry a carefully crafted message targeted to attract...