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When Should Startup Founders Discuss Valuation with Seed VCs?

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

Signaling Pricing Expectations Early in Seed Investment Discussions

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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. But, also by definition, that just can’t be the case. 

From demo day to dollars!

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Don’t get into custom due diligence sessions with each potential investor. Are any of your mentors potential investors?

Knowledge Is Power: Convertible Note Financing Terms, Part V

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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. Investor Questionnaire. On the investor side, representations and warranties in the purchase agreement primarily relate to securities law compliance.

What Entrepreneurs Should do about Price Fixing

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Investors talk to each other.  As an entrepreneur you should assume that. to any investors that you are working with if you don’t have to.