Startup 101 – Convertible Notes


Startups 101 - Convertible Notes Jake Askew - Cannon Ventures Fundraising can be the most challenging aspect of starting a company. And in those early stages, there are times  when a founder might run into the need for additional capital sooner than expected. Rather than jump straight into a Series A round of fundraising and the level of work and commitment that goes along with that, entrepreneurs have options. Perhaps the most common (and commonly misunderstood) of those options? A convertible note. Below is a quick overview to help give first-time founders a big picture viewpoint on this potentially beneficial [...]

Startup 101 – Convertible Notes2019-01-18T17:33:51+00:00

New Year, New Trends


New Year, New Trends Elliot Franshaw, The Cannon As we settle into the swing of 2019, let’s take a quick look over our shoulder before a lasting look ahead! Facebook fell, Fortnight flew, and 2018 is in the books. As the tax code changes, the stock market revels in a forgettable year, and the government remains shutdown, what can we expect from 2019? Here are a few trends and trials to expect from the new year. Moving Money With the rise of Venmo, Cash App, and Zelle, change is upon the banking industry. Brick and mortars are dying, [...]

New Year, New Trends2019-01-18T16:14:54+00:00

The Cannon Expands to Galleria Area Location


The Cannon Expands to Galleria Area Location West Houston Entrepreneurial Hub Announces First “Off-Campus” Location Houston, TX: The Cannon, a coworking space and entrepreneurship hub based on the west side of Houston, will be partnering with commercial real estate group Griffin Partners and opening their first “Off-Campus” location at 675 Bering, just west of The Galleria. Featuring numerous individual offices, a variety of open and dedicated desk solutions, and bookable conference rooms, The Cannon - Post Oak will provide a unique opportunity for entrepreneurs and small businesses to join The Cannon’s growing community but base their business in a Galleria area location that’s more central than The Cannon’s main campus, located [...]

The Cannon Expands to Galleria Area Location2019-01-08T19:28:31+00:00

Startups for Kids


At The Cannon, we host startups of all kinds. We have startups that are changing the way we work with energy and startups that cure your hangover before it begins. We’re home to startups who connect field sales teams and startups passionate about connecting fans to the sports they love. Startups are serious business, but that doesn’t mean they can’t also be fun. This week, we’ve tracked down four fantastic startups that focus on bringing joy and growth to children. Check out these startups for kids. Lemonade Day Lemonade Day isn’t just for kids, it’s by kids! For [...]

Startups for Kids2018-10-24T13:21:16+00:00

Philanthropic Founders


Philanthropic Founders “Starting a company is like eating glass and staring into the abyss.” Here at The Cannon, that Elon Musk quote is one of our favorites. We’re in the business of supporting those brave souls who believe in something so passionately, they’re willing to take that plunge. The blood, sweat, and desktop dinners that come with founding and running a startup cannot be overstated. That’s why we find it so impressive when people start something that gives back to somebody else. Founding an entirely or partially philanthropic organization combines all the rigors of a startup with the trials of running [...]

Philanthropic Founders2018-08-21T12:14:57+00:00