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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.

Knowledge Is Power: Convertible Note Financing Terms, Part II

Gust

Last week , we gave some attention to the “why” behind convertible note financing for early stage startups.  In this installment, I’ll dig into the “how” by dissecting an example term sheet based on a real deal.  This paragraph is the heart of the whole deal.  Amount of Financing :  Up to $600,000 may be issued.

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. SUNNYVALE, Calif.,

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. There can be other, more complex securities (e.g. allensblog. Thoughts from a startup sherpa. Archives. Profile. Subscribe.

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.

Nymi

Launching Tech Ventures

In it’s first iteration, Nymi is planning to have identity recognition, proximity detection and gesture control built into the wristband for seamless, privacy protected and secure interactions. Propose potential partnerships and deal structures. It''s not plug-and-play. Develop potential business models (B2B vs B2C vs B2B2C).

Piercing the Corporate Veil of Sweat Equity

grasshopperherder.com

Three Card Monty Corporate Structures. If you’re in a complex structure with several multinational entities, that risk is compounded.

Knowledge Is Power: Convertible Note Financing Terms, Part V

Gust

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. On the investor side, representations and warranties in the purchase agreement primarily relate to securities law compliance. Convertible Promissory Note(s).

Goldman Sachs / SEC: political witch-hunting is no way to change a market

Fred Destin

We were subject to losses and we did not structure a portfolio that was designed to lose money. Pro-life / pro-choice type debates lead nowhere.

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. 

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.