Step Up Funding © 2013

ABOUT Step up Funding


Trying to build a business is hard enough;  it's even harder when faced with the complexity and time involved in raising investment dollars. Step Up Funding is a service company that accelerates the investment process for entrepreneurs. It promotes faster funding for start-ups by providing a comprehensive process that includes coaching, funding needs discussion, preparation for investment meetings and due-diligence, and explanation and customization of convertible note funding documents to include win-win terms. With win-win funding documents and more up-front preparation, together with a compelling business idea, entrepreneurs will be in a better position to approach investors, quickly close funding, and get back to growing their business.





Step Up Funding accelerates the investment process so you can focus on growing your business

Alisa Yaffa, President


Step Up Funding's founder, Alisa Yaffa, is a successful entrepreneur who enjoys helping companies grow. She is a Silicon-Valley high-tech executive who co-founded Synplicity, an Electronic Design Automation company, in 1994.  During the 14 years from start-up through IPO to sale, Alisa held at various times most of the executive operational roles, negotiated 4 rounds of funding, was involved with the IPO in 2000, various acquisitions and due-diligence projects, and the final sale to Synopsys in 2008. As Chairman of the Board, she got to see it all. She especially enjoyed the legal, financial, and corporate governance work. She now advises and/or invests in early stage companies in video power reduction, medication adherence, supply chain business analytics, educational system software, and more.