The half-million fundraising behind Vidly

John Bautista · August 28, 2009 · Short URL:

Chrys Bader on how Vidly completed a round in just over a month

Vidly, a San Francisco-based startup, has raised $500,000 in seed funding from several angel investors, including Ron Conway, who has previously invested in Twitter.

In this segment of fundRazor, host John Bautista talks to Chrys Bader, founder and CEO of Vidly, a Y Combinator graduate that makes it easy to share videos on Twitter.

Bader shares the Vidly story. Like many startups, Vidly's original idea or concept for a company iterated to be something different today. "You have to be very adaptive," said Chrys.

Chrys also talks about why he chose to do a convertible-debt round rather than an equity round, and some of the terms in the deal. 

As John puts it, Vidly managed to do a simple financing, with minor legal costs and a quick turnaround that helped Vidly raise money in just over a month.


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