3 Ways to Raise Funds & Differences of USA from Hong Kong

Michael MicheliniCorporate, Investment, Podcast1 Comment


Part 2 of a 2 part series, Jon gets deep into equity financing structure at the seed level, breaking down the 3 main structures when raising startup capital. He also goes over the difference raising money in Hong Kong (Asia) versus USA (Silicon Valley). Take out your notebooks, this is jammed with value and examples.

About Jon Buford

A startup entrepreneur, founded Hong Kong’s first co-work space BootHK and currently building up Makible.com A Carnegie Melon robotics and mech engineering graduate.

Topics Covered in this Episode

  • 3 ways startups can raise money in seed round
  • Straight Equity for cash
  • Convertible Note
  • Convertible Security
  • Jon’s idea of raising money in Asia (Hong Kong) versus Silicon Valley

People / Companies / Resources Mentioned in this Episode

Contacting Jon: Twitter – @JonBuford
Jon’s company: Makibot 3D printer

Introduction to the convertible security

Episode Length: 22:25

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[…] some of the entrepreneurs and business owners listening. Jon Buford also was on the show back in episode 15 and he gave similar ideas on raising money for your startup, as well as more into the structures […]