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When Should Startup Founders Discuss Valuation with Seed VCs?

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Or, in the case of a convertible note, they’ll explicitly state a valuation cap. Lower-Than-Market Value. Market Value. ”).

Keep Term Sheets Simple for Quicker Cash to Spend

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Remember a term sheet agreement is not a deal until the check clears. Due diligence and paperwork take time, and can change everything.

Keep Term Sheets Simple for Quicker Cash to Spend

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Remember a term sheet agreement is not a deal until the check clears. But due diligence and paperwork take time, and can change everything.

Signaling Pricing Expectations Early in Seed Investment Discussions

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Although some investors will certainly recognize value in a startup which is raising at a modest valuation level, sharing this aspect as a feature to the investment (which I have seen) will likely result in the perception that the company is weak and undeserving of additional capital. But, also by definition, that just can’t be the case. 

A Primer on Angel Investment ‘Simple Term Sheets’

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Remember a term sheet agreement is not a deal until the check clears. But due diligence and paperwork take time, and can change everything.