Dilution concerns by founders and investors
NOVEMBER 20, 2012
Just recently, a company’s team exchanged numerous emails discussing valuation and downstream dilution. In for a penny?”
Negotiating tips summary and links
JANUARY 16, 2013
Other articles are in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of Examiner.com. There is not magic wand in negotiating, only hard work!
Agile entrepreneurs know anything is possible
APRIL 27, 2015
Maybe I was just lucky, but the company grew from a $3M valuation to $300M in 5 years! YES YOU CAN! Keep an open mind.
Mergers and acquisitions take thought and planning
AUGUST 15, 2012
The finances and valuations must provide the desired exit(s) for all of the founders. In addition, you may be planning an exit.
Entrepreneurs are like artists
DECEMBER 2, 2012
The better the entrepreneur and the more desired the business, the greater valuation. First, the sketch is drawn and then the colored.
Founders behaving badly negatively affect the business
OCTOBER 24, 2012
It can prevent business deals; turn off employees; and in strange cases like the one above, make your valuation drop by more than 50% in a few hours.
Dilution and Investment - An Answer You May Not Expect
AUGUST 26, 2011
Prior to the burst, investment and valuations were out of control. It seemed that all anyone had to do was write a business plan to get money and high valuations. company really had to look stellar and have prospects of short-term exits or valuation inflections to attract attention. The past is the past! It certainly seemed so.
It Takes Longer and Costs More
MAY 29, 2012
Their goal is to get the company to some reasonable inflection so the company can be profitable or raise capital at a higher valuation. Other articles can be found in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of Examiner.com. You are planning the development of your technology and your budgets. This fact is generally true.
Is a Bird in the Hand Worth Two in the Bush?
DECEMBER 5, 2011
In addition, anyresponses would show level of team commitment and possibly founders thoughts oncompany valuation. Other articles can be found in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of Examiner.com. In arecent meeting, I asked company founders if they would take $10MM for theirtechnology and just walk away. This part isgood.
Two Parents Turn $700 Savings Into a Million Dollar Business
Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog
OCTOBER 12, 2014
When you think of a new baby, immediately we think “sleep deprivation.” for SLEEP! literally learned as I sewed! parents were talking! Blog & Gro
4 Steps to be a CEO in the KNOW or plan to GO
FEBRUARY 6, 2013
After all, your duties are to the shareholders and to improving the company valuation. The greater the EGO the greater the FALL!
Angel Education is Sometimes Required
MAY 16, 2012
One common place to use a convertible note is when the valuation is difficult to define and agree on; e.g., at startup. The note allows the Angel to make an investment and gain the financial benefits associated with a future investment round by a professional investor that defines a company valuation.
A Diamond in the Rough: Reinventing a Sleepy Mortgage Company
Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog
MAY 27, 2014
Next it rescued Magellan, the crown jewel of the sale, from its precarious perch in Charlotte, where it sat on a server under the blue tarp.
Win Twice Maybe Even Thrice
APRIL 6, 2012
Enthusiasm from the release led investors or customersto bid up the company valuations or dramatically increase sales. Other articles can be found in the Charlotte,NC- small business section of Examiner.com. Negotiatingcan have positive and negative aspects. Sometimes you will have to look severalsteps ahead much like playing chess.
We Are Not in Kansas Anymore
MARCH 8, 2012
The 1990s drove thetechnology companies to great valuations and IPOs in this sector were amazing. Other articles can be found in the Charlotte,NC- small business section of Examiner.com. History hasalways had a major impact on the future and the same is true for the future of startupsand entrepreneurs. Dropthe HYPE and SELL REALITY.
Don’t For Get You Have a TEAM
OCTOBER 26, 2011
Grants are made at the current price/valuation and carry a significant time to exercise. Other articles can befound in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of Examiner.com. Entrepreneurscreating a startup will eventually need to bring on key players to help. This covers the Board, Advisors, andStaff. entrepreneur Startup
Preparing Your Company for a Big Sale
Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog
NOVEMBER 4, 2013
Getting Started As a first order of business, Evolution and Doman moved headquarters from Charlotte to Cleveland, to keep a close watch on it.
Startup Blog: Need Investment? Increase the Chances by Beefing Up.
JUNE 14, 2011
The market potential will help with your overall valuation and can help create more enthusiasm for your company. Who’s the Boss? Now what?
Guest Post from HBS Professor: The Nuances of Marketplaces
the vc in me
AUGUST 31, 2011
But I always thought it would be impossible to get MSPs for IP to scale given the lack of valuation transparency and lack of transaction standards (not to mention huge litigation risks). It’s still successful as an “enterprise software” provider to content providers, but its valuation ambitions went down from $1.5 the vc in me. link].
Startup Blog: Why Do I Keep Doing This to Myself!
JULY 5, 2011
Other articles can be found in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of Examiner.com. Basics are provided to help entrepreneurs. Now what?
Startup Blog: Licensing Technologies from Universities ? Tips for.
APRIL 22, 2011
Startup Blog Steps to consider to start and grow a company. Basics are provided to help entrepreneurs. Carl P.B. Thank you Carl! Who’s the Boss?