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JANUARY 2, 2012 Book: The Business of Venture Capital
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. made a pile of intros and didn’t think much more of it.
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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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NOVEMBER 24, 2010 The downside of high valuations
My partner JS does a thorough analysis of all this here. When it comes to deal structuring, the higher you push the valuation, the more “protections investors will build in. 53% of deals had participating prefs. So, frothy times aside, the right deal is about more than the share price today.
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TAFFY WILLIAMS Startup Blog: Take a Stand!
| WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29, 2011
It may be around deal structure
, testing or design of product, new hires, downsizing or firing, how much to spend on a program or some other issue. Take for example a situation where a Board Member has become heavily involved in a negotiation on a deal
and is sanctioned by the Board to do so. Who’s the Boss? Did What? MORE >>
- You Think It's About the Money. It's Not About the Money.
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
. ” We'd spend countless hours talking with the other company about growth, numbers, and deal structure
. Of course you want a good price for your company. MORE >>
VC CAFE 10 Tips for Startups Raising Money from Angels
| TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2011
But here it’s not enough to relay on secondary research – get out there and speak to potential customers, partners
and even competitors – gather evidence and interest. I’ve decided to keep his name off as I didn’t get his explicit permission, but drop me a line if you’d like to get in touch. MORE >>
BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE What Entrepreneurs Should do about Price Fixing
| THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2010
That is why I tell people not to shop deals
too widely. So acknowledge it to yourself and be prepared to deal
with it. When I was fund raising for my second company we had agreed a company-wide deal
with Salesforce.com to use our product. Deal
with it. And as I’m sure you’re aware shit rolls down hill. MORE >>
- A Summary of Current Trends in Canadian Mergers and Acquisitions - 2011
With keen international interest in Canada's resource sector, the return of financial buyers, strategic investors looking to pursue acquisitions as a means of increasing earnings, and the recent uptick in Canadian "mega-deal
" activity, there is no better time to discuss the M&A trends unfolding in 2011. HOSTILE DEALS
. targets. Awards. MORE >>
- Cracking The Code: The Bessemer 10 laws of SaaS - Fall 2008. CRACKING THE CODE | FRIDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2008
- Entrepreneurs experience piling on TAFFY WILLIAMS | TUESDAY, JANUARY 15, 2013
- Why Leave A Six Figure Corporate Job For Internet Entrepreneurship? ENTREPRENEURS-JOURNEY.COM BY YARO STARAK | FRIDAY, JANUARY 21, 2011
- Bring something to the party when working with others TAFFY WILLIAMS | MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2012
- Startup Blog: 7 Questions You May Get from Potential Investors TAFFY WILLIAMS | WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20, 2011
- Dialing for Dollars TAFFY WILLIAMS | TUESDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2011
- in search of.the ideal term sheet SEED STAGE CAPITAL | MONDAY, AUGUST 24, 2009
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