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How VCs Think About Adding New Partners

Both Sides of the Table

That’s why Greg Bettinelli has become such a successful partner addition to Upfront. Thus began my marketing campaign. billion).

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. The right partner.

Startup Blog: Take a Stand!

Taffy Williams

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.

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. Market Value. Above-Market Value.

Agile success generates great feelings

Taffy Williams

The deal structures for the financing may follow the same pattern of making you feel ill or bringing a huge smile.

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Bring something to the party when working with others

Taffy Williams

You want to develop a business relationship with a potential partner, investor, or strategic interest. Let me digress for a minute.

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

Hunter Walker

The James Irvine Foundation  joined us in Fund I and has been a great partner since. We probably meet with twenty venture managers a year.

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Entrepreneurs experience piling on

Taffy Williams

Developing great business deals when multiple companies want to partner allows for optimization of the deal structure to provide the maximum return.

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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.

10 things I wish I knew when I sold my businesses

Jeff Hilimire

With my first sale, my partners and I focused all of our attention on the details of the sale (what the valuation would be, how would it be structured, etc) and very little about what would happen with us individually. 10 things I wish I knew when I sold my business(es): 1. Don’t get too distracted from running your business.

Should You Sell Your Business? 7 Things to Consider

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Prior to the process, my business partner and I wrote down the criteria for the deal that we would accept. Do the math.

10 Tips for Startups Raising Money from Angels

VC Cafe

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. 10 tips for raising money from business angels. This will enable you and the angel to run different financial scenarios in a very quick and convenient way.

Signaling Pricing Expectations Early in Seed Investment Discussions

Genuine VC

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. 

Dialing for Dollars

Taffy Williams

The funds come from a wide range of sourceslike VCs, Funds, Super Angels, Partners, and other business relationships. 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.

Startup Blog: 7 Questions You May Get from Potential Investors

Taffy Williams

also try very hard to not give the answer unless we are approaching the investors with a very specific deal structure for the investment.

'Show Me the Money' Tips for Business Sellers

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

He or she is going to be your guide and partner through the sale process. Here''s what''s most important to get on the table first.

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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. Fact finding vs. problem solving missions Partner Selection Do they have a meaningful problem? Nymi - Ecosystem Mapping & Business Development Okalo Ikhena Himani Jain What Is Nymi? It''s not plug-and-play. Develop potential business models (B2B vs B2C vs B2B2C). LTV2014

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. 

A Summary of Current Trends in Canadian Mergers and Acquisitions - 2011

Recent Buzzes - VC Experts, Inc.

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.

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. You can download it on docstoc here. Please share it!

What Entrepreneurs Should do about Price Fixing

Both Sides of the Table

When I was fund raising for my second company we had agreed a company-wide deal with Salesforce.com to use our product. This is super funny.

The downside of high valuations

StartupCFO

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. This is up from 17% ( a small jump). - 53% of deals had participating prefs. Valuations are high. This is known as a double dip.

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

David Teten

Partnering with a source of capital, connections, and expertise for a large equity chunk is often worth it in those scenarios (e.g., The cliffs?

You Think It's About the Money. It's Not 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.

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

Cracking the Code

simple example would be if Customer A signs a one-year deal at $10,000 per month, and Customer B signs a three-year deal at $5,000 per month.