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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. This approach is almost never a good idea.

My First Investment

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

SDC was in the business of distributing programming tools for PC software and wanted to move up market into owning software development tools. They had negotiated a deal to purchase an editor called BRIEF and a version control package whose name escapes me (might have been VCS?) That deal taught me a few big lessons.

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

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

Finance and deal structuring, market analysis, site planning, and project management. Recently it also opened an undergraduate program.

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.

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. This prevents automated programs from posting comments. allensblog. Thoughts from a startup sherpa. Archives. Profile. Subscribe.

Knowing When It’s Time To Sell Your Startup

YoungUpstarts

This deal-of-the-day service was founded in November 2008 and quickly became a sensation. This begs the question. Here are a few to consider.

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.

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. VentureCamp.com is another roughly similar program.  There is no standard template for a deal with a domain name owner. 

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. VentureCamp.com is another roughly similar program.  There is no standard template for a deal with a domain name owner. 

Nymi

Launching Tech Ventures

Propose potential partnerships and deal structures. Nymi - Ecosystem Mapping & Business Development Okalo Ikhena Himani Jain What Is Nymi? It is a wristband that uses your unique cardiac rhythm to authenticate your identity, allowing you to wirelessly take control of your computer, your smartphone, your car and so much more.

Why Leave A Six Figure Corporate Job For Internet Entrepreneurship?

Entrepreneurs-Journey.com by Yaro Starak

attended the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, a top ten business program year-in year-out and love to pretend to brag about it. 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. 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!

Include Deal Terms or Not?

Mark Birch

I had a discussion the other night with an entrepreneur about whether to include specific deal terms in the pitch deck or investor meetings.