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Keep Term Sheets Simple for Quicker Cash to Spend

Gust

Remember a term sheet agreement is not a deal until the check clears. Due diligence and paperwork take time, and can change everything.

Knowledge Is Power: Convertible Note Financing Terms, Part II

Gust

Last week , we gave some attention to the “why” behind convertible note financing for early stage startups.  In this installment, I’ll dig into the “how” by dissecting an example term sheet based on a real deal.  This paragraph is the heart of the whole deal.  Amount of Financing :  Up to $600,000 may be issued.

How to value your company for sale (Part 2)

A Smart Bear: Startups and Marketing for Geeks

Remember how the buyer has his own way of valuing the deal ? Would you take a lower “number&# to get Deal B? Do you prefer Deal B?

Later-stage rounds and “setting the bar too high”

Chris Dixon

I recently had a number of conversations with CEOs of later-stage startups (generating significant revenue) that went something like this. startups

A Summary of Current Trends in Canadian Mergers and Acquisitions - 2011

Recent Buzzes - VC Experts, Inc.

With keen international interest in Canada's resource sector, the return of financial buyers, strategic investors looking to pursue acquisitions as a means of increasing earnings, and the recent uptick in Canadian "mega-deal" activity, there is no better time to discuss the M&A trends unfolding in 2011. HOSTILE DEALS. targets.

Piercing the Corporate Veil of Sweat Equity

grasshopperherder.com

by Tristan on January 20, 2011. Three Card Monty Corporate Structures. Kevin Carroll says: January 20, 2011 at 9:55 am. Go for it.

From demo day to dollars!

StartupCFO

If you can agree on a deal with that person you can use that to get people on board. 5.) (photo courtesy of Heri at Montreal Tech Watch ).

Dialing for Dollars

Taffy Williams

Having a business advisorand a great corporate counsel is important to the final deals structure. One local VC indicated they review more than 600 deals per year andinvest in around 6. As statedbefore, your startup will have little or no money for the first severalmonths. These dealscan take many forms.

Why Leave A Six Figure Corporate Job For Internet Entrepreneurship?

Entrepreneurs-Journey.com by Yaro Starak

travelled all over the world wherever business deals were happening, gained tremendous experience and exposure to the Corporate landscape, and learned invaluable life lessons in my career. worked out a similar deal the next go around, and the snowball started rolling from there. It turns out Sunil has done a few things. Same as above.

Book: The Business of Venture Capital

Feld Thoughts

In the fall of 2010 Mahendra Ramsinghani reached out to me by email about a new book he was working on called The Business of Venture Capital: Insights from Leading Practitioners on the Art of Raising a Fund, Deal Structuring, Value Creation, and Exit Strategies. In June 2011 Mahendra sent me and Seth a final draft of the book.

Knowledge Is Power: Convertible Note Financing Terms, Part V

Gust

As we conclude our convertible note financing series, there are assorted terms commonly seen in term sheets and deal documents that are worth touching on briefly. It’s common to skip the questionnaire when dealing with “known quantity” institutional investors provided they are willing to make the representations in the purchase agreement.

Knowledge Is Power: Convertible Note Financing Terms, Part IV

Gust

In Parts II and III, we looked at commonly used mandatory and voluntary conversion language in convertible notes.  To account for scenarios in which the startup is acquired before it has a chance to complete a priced equity financing round, most term sheets and deal documents contain a “ change in control ” provision. 

Startup Blog: 7 Questions You May Get from Potential Investors

Taffy Williams

also try very hard to not give the answer unless we are approaching the investors with a very specific deal structure for the investment.

Include Deal Terms or Not?

Mark Birch

I had a discussion the other night with an entrepreneur about whether to include specific deal terms in the pitch deck or investor meetings. 

Walker Twitter Highlights: August 11th – 21st

Scott Edward Walker

prAYlf Quora-Related Quora: What deal structure should be in place for a friend/family investment of < 20k in your startup? I’m using Twitter as a form of micro-blogging to share interesting blog posts, articles and podcasts relating to entrepreneurship and startups, M&A and legal issues. ” -Warren Buffett   nyti.ms/rrLud7

Knowing When It’s Time To Sell Your Startup

YoungUpstarts

In 2011, Microsoft bought Skype for $8.5 This deal-of-the-day service was founded in November 2008 and quickly became a sensation. Skype.

Are Investors Being Unreasonable? - Startups and angels: Along the.

Tim Keane

Ask any of us who've experienced significant down rounds based on some or all of these things, and one begins to understand the cautionary nature of deal structures.    Many I know will actively seek deals to work on that are run by fun, engaging people who are eager to grow the business and know what they're doing. 

Cracking The Code: The Bessemer 10 laws of SaaS - Fall 2008.

Cracking the Code

simple example would be if Customer A signs a one-year deal at $10,000 per month, and Customer B signs a three-year deal at $5,000 per month.