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When Should Startup Founders Discuss Valuation with Seed VCs?

View from Seed

And as my partner Rob Go likes to say, “Time kills all deals.”). Lower-Than-Market Value. This approach is almost never a good idea.

Bring something to the party when working with others

Taffy Williams

In a different situation, a prospective partner asked a company for a term sheet for a deal. Let me digress for a minute.

Startup Business Development Strategies: 7 Tips For Putting.

Seed Stage Capital

Any meaningful partnership deal will require a significant amount of time and attention from your management team. Focus on the right targets.

Who You Gonna Call? Partnering with Goliath: A Tale of Two Announcements

John O'Farrell

Here’s the way it typically plays out: The deal is announced with great fanfare and high internal and external expectations. SUNNYVALE, Calif.,

10 Tips for Startups Raising Money from Angels

VC Cafe

Are your costs per acquisition going up or down with scale? Deal structure – I could write a full post just on this, but some aspects that were brought up are the need to agree on a reasonable valuation, what investment vehicles are used (convertible debt vs stock, options and warrants and other non-dilutive mechanisms).

Why Selling Your Company is Like Dancing With the Stars

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

While it may look simple, one misstep could easily cost a business owner millions of dollars or scuttle the deal altogether. Really.

Nymi

Launching Tech Ventures

Propose potential partnerships and deal structures. Nymi - Ecosystem Mapping & Business Development Okalo Ikhena Himani Jain What Is Nymi? It is a wristband that uses your unique cardiac rhythm to authenticate your identity, allowing you to wirelessly take control of your computer, your smartphone, your car and so much more.

Piercing the Corporate Veil of Sweat Equity

grasshopperherder.com

Three Card Monty Corporate Structures. If you’re in a complex structure with several multinational entities, that risk is compounded.

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.

in search of.the ideal term sheet

Seed Stage Capital

For any large deal, they will convert and be treated like the founders and employees. Most importantly, though, is the cost savings.

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. 

The downside of high valuations

StartupCFO

When it comes to deal structuring, the higher you push the valuation, the more “protections&# investors will build in. This means that at exit, they have the option to take their investment cost back before any shareholder gets anything or convert and get whatever % of the proceeds they are entitled to.

Should You Co-Found Your Company With a Software Development Shop (2 of 2)?

David Teten

It’s a rare occurrence to see traditional development firms take all equity deals in exchange for cash. mentor VCs, e.g., most VCs. The cliffs?

Build Your Startup on a Vacant Domain Name

David Teten

That’s why our portfolio company Plated.com decided to structure a lease option – they offered the prior owner a small monthly lease fee for 1 year, with an option to buy at the end of the year. There is no standard template for a deal with a domain name owner.  You don’t need a lot (or any) cash to get a great domain name. 

Build Your Startup on a Vacant Domain Name

David Teten

That’s why our portfolio company Plated.com decided to structure a lease option – they offered the prior owner a small monthly lease fee for 1 year, with an option to buy at the end of the year. There is no standard template for a deal with a domain name owner.  You don’t need a lot (or any) cash to get a great domain name. 

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

Cracking the Code

You put into words what we were thinking for our cost of client. less $0.1 of R&D and $0.1 of G&A costs). Cracking The Code.