Anne quizzes Gillian on funding options for startups. They discuss traditional equity. Debt. Convertible notes. Convertible securities, also known as SAFE’s. Even self-funding. Which is best for you? Gillian explains the differences among all of them, and pros and cons for each illustrate. This is Part 1 of 2, because there was so much to say! Gillian Muessig and Anne Kennedy discuss how cities like Seattle are dominated by the Amazons and Microsofts at the top of big business, overshadowing mid-sized companies. They discuss the effect of employees that could be laid off in a city like Seattle and how the economy could suffer. They discuss how funding mid-sized companies could help avoid this potential problem.