Francis Vu
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Francis Vu

An investment professional with a background in private equity and venture capital having spent time conducting investments at VU Venture Partners and Pacific Oak LLC with a finance and management degree from Tulane University.

 
Industry Analysis - January 28, 2021

Reviewing 2020’s Merlin Startup Ratings

What is a Convertible Note?

What is a Convertible Note? A convertible note is a form of financing for early-stage startups. Because it’s a rather…

Types of Investors in the Startup Ecosystem

As you immerse yourself in the startup ecosystem, you’ll get acclimated to terms like angel investor, venture capitalists, and more.…

What is Common Stock? (And Related Terms)

What is Common Stock? (And Related Terms) When raising venture capital, companies can raise equity, debt, or some combination of…

Equity Crowdfunding for Non-US Citizens

Can US-Based Equity Crowdfunding Platforms Accept Foreign Money? If you’re a foreign-based investor, but interested in investing in companies raising…

Offering Types 101

As you start digging deeper into the equity crowdfunding world, you’ve probably run into some interesting companies that you want…

Financial Instruments 101

Welcome to the next installment of our "101" series where we cover the basics of the intersection of equity crowdfunding…

Business Structures 101

Choosing a Business Structure There are a number of business structures out there that can easily overwhelm first-time founders and…

What Is FINRA?

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) is an independent, self-regulated, nongovernmental organization that writes and enforces rules governing registered brokers and broker-dealer firms in the United States.