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Startup 101: “Open Source” Start up Legal Documents

VC Cafe

Legal docs don’t have to be a source of stress when you’re trying to set up a business. Link:  [link]. All docs are here:  [link].

An Operating System for Your Mobile Supercomputer

Peter Levine

Like Linux (and unlike Windows), Android is Open Source, which means no one company owns the code. One reason why Android is winning is due to that open source spirit of additive innovation. Cyanogen has been powered by the open-source community—led by its founder Steve Kondik—ever since it launched four years ago.

New Early Stage Financing Options for Entrepreneurs

Startup Professionals Musings

Lean startups operate on minimal money, an open source environment, and assume multiple iterations, with customer feedback, to get it right.

New Early Stage Financing Options for Entrepreneurs


Lean startups operate on minimal money, an open source environment, and assume multiple iterations, with customer feedback, to get it right.

Series AA Equity Financing Documents

Series AA Equity Financing Documents Y Combinator and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati are happy toannounce the Series AA Equity Financing Documents.

How do the sample Series Seed financing documents differ from typical Series A financing documents?

Startup Company Lawyer

After the recent announcement of the Series Seed Financing documents by Marc Andreesen, Brad Feld points out  that there are now four sets of “open source&# equity seed financing documents: TechStars Model Seed Funding Documents (by Cooley). Combinator Series AA Equity Financing Documents (by WSGR). “ .

Teaching Entrepreneurial Finance Using Venture Deals

Feld Thoughts

They’ve recently open sourced the syllabus and we’ve put up a page on AsktheVC for anyone teaching a course using Venture Deals. If you are teaching a course using Venture Deals and want to be included, simply email me.  If you are looking for ideas on a course about entrepreneurial finance, take a look.

7 Fintech Start-up Companies Changing Our Relationship With Money


This is an open-source payment network that two parties can use for transferring money from one point to another.  Kensho. Credibly.

Should Campaign Finance Work Like Kickstarter?

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

On code-sharing platforms engineers are helping each other by sharing and improving open-source software tools. ”

The unfortunate math behind consulting companies

A Smart Bear: Startups and Marketing for Geeks

Consulting is a great way to earn a living and a smart way to self-finance a startup. How-To consulting finance investment starting strategy

How Convertible Debt Works

Feld Thoughts

If you want to see an actual convertible debt term sheet or the actual legal documents, take a look at the TechStars Open Sourced Model Seed Financing Documents. Financing convertible debt svb venture dealsLast night I gave a talk hosted by SVB at their Palo Alto office. Several questions came up about Convertible Debt.

The end of ownership: The zero-marginal-cost economy

The Next Web

Dries Buytaert created Drupal, an open source content management platform, in his dorm room. This story continues at The Next Web.

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Burnham's Beat: Indian Outsourcers: Open Source's Best Friend or.

Burnham's Beat

Articles on Technology and Finance. Indian Outsourcers: Open Sources Best Friend or Worst Enemy. In the past couple of weeks I have had several conversations in which Indian IT outsourcing shops have come up in the context of Open Source. April 28, 2007 in Open Source , Software | Permalink. By Month.

Will Crowdfunding Replace Angel And VC Investors?

Startup Professionals Musings

The primary challenge seems to be that the crowdfunding term is used to encompass so many different concepts that everyone is confused. In the U.S.,

3 Steps to Turbocharge Your Startup

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

In response, the company, an open source software project management dashboard maker, hired Lou Shipley as CEO. Great.

What is the worst startup pitch ever?


CluelessCo is an internet startup company seeking $2 million of equity financing to fund our company for at least one year. Software-as-a-Service company using open source and cloud computing technologies. CluelessCo will become the main consumer outlet for the internet, digital cable and satellite TV, and cell phones and PDAs.

Series Seed Financing Documents

Series Seed Financing Documents Blog. Series Seed Financing Documents. Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Series Seed Financing Documents : 1 Reblog. Choose "Open With" and able to save as Word doc. My quest is to simplify financing for seed stage investments. Documents.

Standing Cloud Closes $3m Financing, Launches Partner Program

Feld Thoughts

Standing Cloud , which makes it easy to deploy and run apps in the cloud, recently closed a $ 3m financing led by Rich Levandov at Avalon Ventures. There are a huge number of solution providers out in the world who are specialists in any of the more than 70 open-source apps that Standing Cloud supports.

Mulesource Raises Series B

Will Price

Mulesource , the leading open source integration framework, announced today the successful close of a $12.5m Series B.

Lean Innovation Management – Making Corporate Innovation Work

Steve Blank

Companies pursuing innovation can Buy, Build, Partner or use Open Innovation. I’ve been working with large companies and the U.S. Here’s how.

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Teaching With Our Book – Venture Deals

Ask The VC

We’ve been flattered through the years to hear that several highly acclaimed universities have used our term sheet series to teach business, law and engineering students the ins and outs of the venture financing term sheet. Jason co-teaches a class at the University of Colorado Law School called VC 360 with professor Brad Bernthal.

The Other Amazon Deal this week. Drupal founder attracts over $100 Million in 3 months.

Scalable Startup

is the for-profit company founded by Dries Buytaert, the inventor of Drupal, to support his open source project. When Open Source software projects are launched, the progenitors often start a for-profit sister company to garner some income from training, support and consulting. Because they are open source.

Getting Due Diligence Ready


Open source exposure : Everything is built on top of open source technologies today. Getting Due Diligence Ready.

CEO Interview with BlazeMeter, Self-Served Load Testing in the Cloud

VC Cafe

With BlazeMeter, the user gains complete control over all their testing resources without the need for downloads, training or external sources (i.e.

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The Changing Structure of the VC Industry

Both Sides of the Table

The rise of alternative sources of capital (crowd funding and the like). The “big boom” in startup financing started around March 2009?—?more

The 50 Most Promising Israeli Startups in 2016

VC Cafe

Redis Labs  – Enterprise-grade open source NoSQL database (Raised $27M). Image credit: Kosher OC Magazine. Billion. 150M each).

Why Lean May Save Your Life – The I-Corps @ NIH

Steve Blank

identify financing vehicles before you need them. It’s open to NIH SBIR/STTR Phase 1 grantees. —-. Translational Medicine.

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What’s A Startup? First Principles.

Steve Blank

How do we finance the company, etc. Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm. Winston Churchill. The Pivot.

30 Machine Intelligence Startups to Watch in Israel

VC Cafe

Venture Capital investments in AI, Europe 2016 (Source: Dealroom ). source). Some examples: AI will be the new mobile.

We’re all coders

Start Up Blog

It is totally open source and varies in its use dependent on many things including the geography in which it is used. entrepreneurship business code developing entrepreneurs Finance startups technology As a startup entrepreneur I often get asked if I’m coder. used to say no. It really is worth mastering.

Standing Cloud Raises $3 Million

Feld Thoughts

My friends at Standing Cloud have closed another $3 million financing from us ( Foundry Group ) and Avalon Ventures. They’ve also added a long time friend, co-investor, and amazing entrepreneur Will Herman to the board. Standing Cloud is a great example how one of our funding strategies plays out. The third is to use Standing Cloud.

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Startup Resources

VC Cafe highlights everything you need to know from hosting your code in hackathons to open source legal docs. Lean Methodology Sources.

Changes in the Venture Capital Funding Environment

Both Sides of the Table

Think through your strategy when money is easy and ask yourself how these funding sources will act in a tough market. Rise of Seed.

The Tax Man Cometh: Carried Interest, Risk, Fees, and Taxes

Burnham's Beat

Articles on Technology and Finance. « Indian Outsourcers: Open Sources Best Friend or Worst Enemy | Main. Open Source. Lords of Finance. ">. Open Source. Burnhams Beat. About Bill. Archived Posts. Blog Roll. IPO/M&A Lists. By Category. By Month. Recent Posts. Internet IPOs. Internet M&A.

Burnham's Beat: Is It Just Me or is GAAP Completely Broken?

Burnham's Beat

Articles on Technology and Finance. Indian Outsourcers: Open Sources Best Friend or Worst Enemy » 04/24/2007. Open Source. Lords of Finance. ">. Open Source. Burnhams Beat. About Bill. Archived Posts. Blog Roll. IPO/M&A Lists. By Category. By Month. Recent Posts. Internet IPOs. Database.

7 Things You Should Know About Angel Investors

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

You have more opportunities than ever before to raise seed financing. Here''s what you need to understand first. ventures in 2011.

Will the Real Crowd Funding Model Please Stand Up?

Startup Professionals Musings

Ideas crowd sourcing. Software crowd sourcing. entrepreneur startup investor crowd sourcing crowd funding businessMarty Zwilling.

Ask the VC Bonus Material

Feld Thoughts

As a result, we created a Resources page on Ask the VC and decided to load it up with legal documents that are part of a venture capital financing. As a step in the right direction, Jason and I decided to open source our Foundry Group form legal documents. You can find them on the Ask the VC Resources page. Co-Sale Agreement.

The New Rules of Angel Investing

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Strebulaev , an associate professor of finance at Stanford Graduate School of Business. So says Ilya A. Strebulaev offers several pointers: 1.

4 Super-Hot Fin Tech Trends To Watch Out For In 2016


The field is wide open and customers are more ready than ever before to try out new products and services. Big Data Will Dominate. Conclusion.