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Techstars Equity Back Guarantee

Feld Thoughts

Today Techstars announced an “ equity back guarantee ” for any company that goes through the Techstars program starting in 2015.

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What VC Can Learn From Private Equity

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

So we will return to our regularly scheduled friday programming next week. spent a week in Europe a few weeks ago with our friend Eric who is a managing partner in a private equity firm. Venture Capital and Private Equity are very different investment disciplines. So what can Venture Capital learn from Private Equity?

Financing your business: Debt vs Equity

StartupCFO

VentureBeat wrote a post recently on debt versus equity which one is right for your business. Equity. Equity is pretty straightforward.

Venture Geeks Launches New Startup Accelerator Program in Tel Aviv

VC Cafe

GeekMedia, the company behind the Israeli blog NewsGeek (Hebrew) has launched VentureGeeks , a new incubator program in Israel, which will provide seed funding and mentorship to Israeli startups. The Tel-Aviv based incubator is meant to serve as an accelerator program for startups, following the model of US based Y Combinator.

Convertible Equity, A Better Alternative To Convertible Debt?

techcrunch.com

Convertible Equity, A Better Alternative To Convertible Debt? Startups. Mobile. Gadgets. Europe. Video. Enterprise. Venture. Social. GreenTech.

China’s Torch Program – the glow that can light the world (Part 2 of 5)

Steve Blank

– The Torch Program. government’s SBIR and STTR programs. In these series of 5 posts, I thought I’d share what I learned in China.

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Is Convertible Debt Preferable to Equity?

Both Sides of the Table

prefer equity to convertible debt): If you’re an early stage investor (e.g. Seth was basing this on a Tweet by Paul Graham that said&#.

How Much Equity a Technical Cofounder Should Get - Nathan Hurst's Blog

Nathan Hurst

Technically inclined people can definitely build something on their own, and then seek a non-technical cofounder, retaining more equity for themselves.

Canada announces new startup visa program to attract entrepreneurs starting on April 1

The Next Web

The program is the first of its kind in Canada and is being pitched as “a powerful incentive to attract individuals with great potential.”

Startup Investor Makes a Deal: Engineers for Equity

mashable.com

“Once that product is built, you will probably have given away a lot of equity.&# ); // Welcome to Mashable! Have an account? startupcto

Interview with Sramana Mitra on 1M/1M Program

Life Beyond Code

1M/1M Program has a bold mission. This is an ambitious project and it’s not surprising because it’s founded by ever enterprising Sramana Mitra. I had an opportunity to catchup with Sramana and we talked about the program. By November 2010, we launched the 1M/1M website, including an early version of the premium program.

The 5 Key Stages of Equity Funding

Growthink Blog

When seeking equity investments, the source of capital is, for the most part, tied to the stage of capital being raised. Pre-Seed Funding 2.

“Why give up that much equity for an amount we could raise other ways?:” SMB Tech Talk from ArtJamz

Hunter Walker

We’ve tried several loyalty programs, but haven’t found anything that really works well. How did it all begin? MC: Oh wow.

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The Right Way to Grant Equity to Your Employees

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The equity culture among young technology companies is almost universal. Here''s how you can. This pool should be reserved for non-executives.

Government Grants Cost No Equity, But are Not Free

Startup Professionals Musings

grant is not an equity investment, so the entrepreneur doesn’t have to give up a stake in the company either. Professional help costs money.

TechStars Beats Y Combinator, Ranked Best Accelerator Program in U.S.

ReadWriteStart

At some level, many of these programs offer similar features: networking, mentoring, office space, and funding. Sponsor. Discuss.

What is the ratio of equity received for sweat equity vs. cash investment in a new venture?

Gust

There is no specific ratio between “sweat equity” and cash in a venture, and that’s actually not a good way to think about the issue. Invested Interests Angels cash equity effort ownership startup sweat equity VCsOther things, such as your particular time and effort, are not.

SBA Helping Owners Tap Their Real Estate Loans for Equity

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Business owners may be overlooking a SBA program that helps them refinance commercial loans to obtain working capital. Give him a chance ̶

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Should an Angel Investor also get Advisory/Board Equity?

Venture Cyclist

Over the last couple of years entrepreneurs have asked me a few times about cases where a potential angel investor, often someone who has been a mentor to the company in the program, says that they want to invest, but that they also want extra equity for being an advisor or board member, because they “bring more to the table than just money”.

Venture Capital Access Program launches to aid women and diverse entrepreneurs

David Teten

Pioneering Program Launched by Harvard Business School Alumni Angels of New York and the National Association of Investment Companies.

Outbound VC Dialing Programs – Total Disrespect for Entrepreneurs

Both Sides of the Table

Many of the growth equity firms have had outbound dialing programs for years. What fits your schedule? Sorry.&#. What a waste of my time.

Bonnier opens up applications to accelerator program

ArcticStartup

The program runs three months, and the entrepreneurs will move into the Bonnier offices starting September. Head over to their website to appl

“Why give up that much equity for an amount we could raise other ways?:” SMB Tech Talk from ArtJamz

Hunter Walker

We’ve tried several loyalty programs, but haven’t found anything that really works well. How did it all begin? MC: Oh wow.

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[Singapore] JFDI.Asia’s Second Accelerator Program This Year Receives Overwhelming Response

YoungUpstarts

Jeffrey Paine, who runs the Founder Institute program in Singapore , says their program has also seen interest spike over the years.

The Lightspeed Summer Fellowship Program Explained « Lightspeed.

Lightspeed

Home About Lightspeed Team jump to navigation The Lightspeed Summer Fellowship Program Explained April 12, 2011 Posted by John Vrionis in 2011 , blogging , start-up , startup , startups , Summer Program , Venture Capital. Why don’t you ask for equity or a right to invest? Background. Purpose. Really. It’s a very valid concern. 

Section 409A Revisited: Severance Plans and Other Deferred Compensation Programs

Recent Buzzes - VC Experts, Inc.

We understand that the IRS has commenced a Section 409A audit program under which it intends to audit companies concerning Section 409A matters.

European Commission offers €20 000 for 10 EdTech Startups in New Accelerator Program

ArcticStartup

Only 10 of the most promising startups will be chosen for the program. Now there’s a new player in the game. Other than that, it’s free for all.

Finalist Women and Minority Entrepreneurs Named in VCAP Program

David Teten

HBS Angels of NY and the NAIC have named the finalist women and minority entrepreneurs of the Venture Capital Access Program; check out the press release below.  If you’re from a major media outlet, please contact me to attend as a guest the pitch night in midtown Manhattan on June 27. National Association of Investment Companies.

Finnish Startup NurseBuddy in Dublin for Startup Bootcamp's Health XL Program

ArcticStartup

Getting into an acceleration program is no east feat. Among those accepted into Startup Bootcamp''s Health XL program is NurseBuddy.

Dave McClure's 500 Startups Unveils Its Accelerator Program

ReadWriteStart

At this stage, the program doesn't have an open application process. Sponsor. That might come," says McClure. We'd hardly expect otherwise.

April 4-Innovation in Private Company Liquidity-Online Merger Markets, Social Media, Secondary Markets, Non-US Markets, Private Equity, and the Disappearing IPO

David Teten

Events Private Equity Venture CapitalClick here to make a reservation. Historically the dream of many entrepreneurs has been to go public.

Questions on Startup Fundraising? Ask The VC

Early Growth Financial Services

Shop around to find the best incubator program for your startup. This was the third webinar in our “Ask the VC” series.

StartupBootCamp's MobilityXL Program To Offer Each Participating Team A $1 Million Loan

ArcticStartup

As you guessed it, MobilityXL will focus on mobile startups, and will run in a 3 month program.

CTO Equity - Negotiation After Funding

SoCal CTO

During that time one of the founders had mentioned that for the initial agreed time (3 months, equivalent dollars could be translated to 2% of equity but no agreement was reached at that time). tried to argue that the equity should be what it was at the time I joined and discussed but there was no formal agreement at that time.

CTO Equity - Negotiation After Funding

SoCal CTO

During that time one of the founders had mentioned that for the initial agreed time (3 months, equivalent dollars could be translated to 2% of equity but no agreement was reached at that time). tried to argue that the equity should be what it was at the time I joined and discussed but there was no formal agreement at that time.

How to Accelerate Your Startup Funding

Early Growth Financial Services

One method could be to join an accelerator program. With their numbers exploding and some high profile successes that the top programs can point to, accelerators are gaining an ever bigger profile in developing startups. Exact splits differ widely by program, but here are typical ones for some of the top programs.

Some markets are impossible to control

Taffy Williams

The split can be important, but more important is the follow up to create a market for the equity. Where did my bankers go after the IPO?

Considering ILPA Private Equity Principles

Recent Buzzes - VC Experts, Inc.

Last year the Institutional Limited Partners Association (ILPA), a voluntary organization dedicated to the interests of institutional limited partners in private equity funds, released its Private Equity Principles. Any changes to this purpose or program should require supermajority approval. Deringer, John J. Emslie, Neil K.

Estonian BuildIt Launches New Accelerator Program for Hardware Startups

ArcticStartup

The 3-month long program takes place in the inspiring premises of Tartu Science Park (TSP).

TechStars Outshines Y-Combinator As The Top Startup Accelerator Program In The US

ArcticStartup

This highlights the companies that received funding upon completion of the program. Accelerator program statistics – with 25%.