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Entrepreneurs experience piling on

Taffy Williams

Piling on is an event that may occur to entrepreneurs on their startup playing field. This form of piling on has a benefit to the company.

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Which books would you recommend to a VC analyst-associate?

Gust

Insights from Leading Practitioners on the Art of Raising a Fund, Deal Structuring, Value Creation, and Exit Strategies. Raising Venture Capital for the Serious Entrepreneur. Venture Deals. The Business of Venture Capital. Mastering the VC Game. Term Sheets & Valuations. original post can be found on Quora @ [link] *.

Startup Blog: Take a Stand!

Taffy Williams

Basics are provided to help entrepreneurs. Most often the company is like having a child to the entrepreneur. Who’s the Boss?

Agile success generates great feelings

Taffy Williams

Highs and lows are part of being an entrepreneur. Finding partners and getting deals completed can be a huge energy consuming effort.

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When Should Startup Founders Discuss Valuation with Seed VCs?

View from Seed

In theory, there are three levels of pricing for an entrepreneur to potentially signal to a prospective investor: 1. Lower-Than-Market Value.

Finding Investors is highly dependent on your ability to network

Taffy Williams

Questions in social networking sites suggest that many entrepreneurs do not know how to start the process or how to find investors.

My First Investment

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

They had negotiated a deal to purchase an editor called BRIEF and a version control package whose name escapes me (might have been VCS?) So I negotiated a deal to invest the funds into the company for a revenue share on the sale of both products plus a warrant to buy stock in SDC. That deal taught me a few big lessons.

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.

The Corrosive Downside of Acquihires

Both Sides of the Table

And a few teams of super talented, educated and bright entrepreneurs make a few mill. And to keep up with the Jones’s it seems that Yahoo!

Both sides must be fair in a term sheet negotiation.

Berkonomics

Just a few of these terms include vesting, corporate structure, governance principles, financing strategy, valuation and exit strategy.

What Entrepreneurs Should do about Price Fixing

Both Sides of the Table

We all know about AngelGate by now.  I thought I’d try to look at it from a different lens, that of the entrepreneur. This is super funny.

Who Invests In Investors: Homebrew LP Shares VC Performance Goals, Importance of Diversity & What They Look For In New Funds

Hunter Walker

Given the abundance of capital in today’s market, we want to feel that an entrepreneur will pick this team to sit with at the table. AD: Yes.

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Notes on the acquisition process

Chris Dixon

Since then, the topic has since been widely discussed on blogs, to the great benefit of entrepreneurs. Moreover, some public companies insist that you don’t talk to employees until the deal is closed or almost closed. Inexperienced entrepreneurs tend to get overly excited about a few good meetings. is generally a bad idea.

Acquisitions Aren't About the Money

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

When PopCap was being sold, we spoke to multiple potential acquirers, and in the end were extremely fortunate to get a great deal from a great partner.

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

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.

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. entrepreneur investor Startup financingAs statedbefore, your startup will have little or no money for the first severalmonths.

How to value your company for sale (Part 2)

A Smart Bear: Startups and Marketing for Geeks

Most entrepreneurs would love to be in a position to have to decide! Remember how the buyer has his own way of valuing the deal ? 10,000?

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That convert you raised last year is a part of your cap table

Seth Levine's VC Adventure

When it comes to convertible debt, I’ve had a few instances recently where “out of sight, out of mind” has created some misunderstandings around deal structures. Not necessarily a bad deal, but if you didn’t have that in your head you’re setting yourself up for a big surprise. Venture Economics

Do You Deserve Investment Capital?

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Plenty of entrepreneurs want an investment, and some really need it. But not many deserve it. Do you? Now we’re going to back up.

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.

The 10 Best Real Estate Schools Compared: Meet the Winner!

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

Finance and deal structuring, market analysis, site planning, and project management. Central Michigan University Mt.

Should You Sell Your Business? 7 Things to Consider

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Seven seasoned entrepreneurs explain the key things you need to think about before you sign on the dotted line. Do the math.

10 Tips for Startups Raising Money from Angels

VC Cafe

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). 10 tips for raising money from business angels.

Signaling Pricing Expectations Early in Seed Investment Discussions

Genuine VC

Market.”   By overtly sharing that an entrepreneur is “looking for the best partner and will accept whatever the market dictates” -or- by stating a figure or range which falls within market, it sets the tone for the fundraising discussion about a collaborative process moving forward looking for a mutual fit.

Why Leave A Six Figure Corporate Job For Internet Entrepreneurship?

Entrepreneurs-Journey.com by Yaro Starak

Sunil contacted me asking if he could apply to become a columnist on Entrepreneurs-Journey. asked him what are the highlights of his “career&# as an entrepreneur so I could be confident in his credibility and he had stories to tell that we could all learn from. It turns out Sunil has done a few things. understand my profession.

That convert you raised last year is a part of your cap table

Seth Levine's VC Adventure

When it comes to convertible debt, I’ve had a few instances recently where “out of sight, out of mind” has created some misunderstandings around deal structures. Not necessarily a bad deal, but if you didn’t have that in your head you’re setting yourself up for a big surprise. Venture Economics

A Primer on Angel Investment ‘Simple Term Sheets’

Startup Professionals Musings

Remember a term sheet agreement is not a deal until the check clears. Tags: entrepreneur startup angel investment term sheet business

allensblog: "Fully-Diluted"

Allen's Blog

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. Entrepreneurs, "What Do You Get Blamed For?" -- An Important Sales Tip Thats Easy to Forget. Entrepreneurs: No Passive "Taglines".

The Corrosive Downside of Acquihires

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

And a few teams of super talented, educated and bright entrepreneurs make a few mill. And to keep up with the Jones''s it seems that Yahoo!

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. As an entrepreneur, you can identify un-monetized or under-monetized domain names, and then approach the owner with your startup idea.

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. As an entrepreneur, you can identify un-monetized or under-monetized domain names, and then approach the owner with your startup idea.

Knowing When It’s Time To Sell Your Startup

YoungUpstarts

However, for many successful entrepreneurs, weighing all of the personal and financial issues that go into this decision can be gut-wrenching.

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.

in search of.the ideal term sheet

Seed Stage Capital

It is very basic (a good thing) and entrepreneur-friendly. For any large deal, they will convert and be treated like the founders and employees.

Selling Your Business: An Interview with Louis Crosier

Growthink Blog

Among other impressive accomplishments, Louis is the author of "Selling Your Business: The Transition from Entrepreneur to Investor." Specifically, Louis is an expert on helping entrepreneurs realize their financial dreams by selling their businesses and investing their proceeds wisely. Which are the most favorable to the entrepreneur?

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.

Angel Investing is Where VC was 25 Years Ago

Angel Blog

Entrepreneurs, government officials and the general population consistently underestimate the importance of angels to the financial ecosystem and the growth in the economy. When I was a young entrepreneur, part of our plan was to finance our growth with venture capital. The ratio seems to be similar worldwide. The basics.

The downside of high valuations

StartupCFO

In times of rising valuations, it is important for entrepreneurs to think about their long term funding strategy and choose a valuation that is sustainable not just today but over the whole life cycle of your company. When it comes to deal structuring, the higher you push the valuation, the more “protections&# investors will build in.

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.