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JULY 30, 2012 Signaling Pricing Expectations Early in Seed Investment Discussions
Sharing these expectations early in potential lead investor discussions fundamentally qualifies the conversations, but it also runs the risk of prematurely losing a potential financing partner or reducing options to maximize a financing process outcome. Above market. But, also by definition, that just can’t be the case.
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SEPTEMBER 8, 2012 SeedRuption
can't stop commenting about it, which makes me a very poor participant in the conversation (or a great one). If I'm a hot deal in NY or SOMA, maybe I can raise and close an angel round in a few weeks. So, context matters to deal structure. I hate that title, but it's Saturday night and I'm feeling saucy. Fred followed up.
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- Keep Term Sheets Simple for Quicker Cash to Spend
Remember a term sheet agreement is not a deal
until the check clears. It’s true that Angel investors typically do not present entrepreneurs with overly complicated deal structures
, especially when compared to venture capitalists. But due diligence and paperwork take time, and can change everything. Seat on the board. MORE >>
CHRIS DIXON Later-stage rounds and “setting the bar too high”
| TUESDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2011
I recently had a number of conversations
with CEOs of later-stage startups (generating significant revenue) that went something like this. Note that I have no connection to Dropbox so am just assuming standard deal structure
and basing numbers on public reports. These CEOs are worrying too much. startups MORE >>
MARK BIRCH Include Deal Terms or Not?
| TUESDAY, AUGUST 16, 2011
I had a discussion the other night with an entrepreneur about whether to include specific deal
terms in the pitch deck or investor meetings. There are seven main points to consider when talking about the structure
of the deal
: Raise – The amount of capital you are raising. Terms – Specific contractual elements governing deal
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GUST Knowledge Is Power: Convertible Note Financing Terms, Part II
| WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2011
In this installment, I’ll dig into the “how” by dissecting an example term sheet based on a real deal
. This may seem like a no-brainer now that you understand the basic structure
of a convertible debt financing. These deal
terms are simple but significant. This paragraph is the heart of the whole deal
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GUST Knowledge Is Power: Convertible Note Financing Terms, Part IV
| FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2011
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. Not too shabby. MORE >>
- Knowledge Is Power: Convertible Note Financing Terms, Part V GUST | WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2011
- Angel Investing is Where VC was 25 Years Ago ANGEL BLOG | THURSDAY, APRIL 23, 2009
- Goldman Sachs / SEC: political witch-hunting is no way to change a market FRED DESTIN | SATURDAY, APRIL 17, 2010
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