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NOVEMBER 24, 2010 The downside of high valuations
When it comes to deal structuring, the higher you push the valuation, the more “protections investors will build in. This can be dilutive depending on how long the shares are out there. Ratchets : It is standard to have what is known as a weighted average anti dilution protection. Valuations are high.
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JULY 12, 2011 allensblog: "Fully-Diluted"
Fully-Diluted". In a deal recently, the term sheet offered by the prospective investor contained a reference to the term: "fully-diluted" The company accepted the term sheet and the lawyers drafted the documents. Listed below are links to weblogs that reference "Fully-Diluted" : Comments. allensblog. Archives. Profile.
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VC CAFE 10 Tips for Startups Raising Money from Angels
| TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2011
– 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). 10 tips for raising money from business angels. 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
. MORE >>
GUST Knowledge Is Power: Convertible Note Financing Terms, Part IV
| FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2011
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. Invested Interests angel investment deal
terms fundraising startups venture capitalMost would agree this is not a fair outcome. MORE >>
TAFFY WILLIAMS Dialing for Dollars
| TUESDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2011
One greatway to get non-dilutive
financing is by partnering a product you may not wishto develop or sell yourself. 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. MORE >>
TAFFY WILLIAMS Startup Blog: 7 Questions You May Get from Potential Investors
| WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20, 2011
This can happen based on a great deal
with a partner, positive data from proof-of-concept, a major advancement in development, or other such value creating events. also try very hard to not give the answer unless we are approaching the investors with a very specific deal structure
for the investment. What is your exit strategy? MORE >>
- Goldman Sachs / SEC: political witch-hunting is no way to change a market FRED DESTIN | SATURDAY, APRIL 17, 2010
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