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Venture Debt 101

Up and Running

This sometimes even includes your IP assets, though this is negotiable and should be part of your decision on the lender you choose to work with.

Bad Notes on Venture Capital

Both Sides of the Table

If you want to give them a 50% discount offer them $1 of common-stock warrants (no liquidation preference) for every $1 of stock they buy. If you want to give them a 33% discount you offer them half of a $1 common-stock warrant for every $1 share they purchase. This week. On the phone … Me: So, you raised venture capital? Me: Ok.

Bad Notes on VC

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If you want to give them a 50% discount offer them $1 of common-stock warrants (no liquidation preference) for every $1 of stock they buy. If you want to give them a 33% discount you offer them half of a $1 common-stock warrant for every $1 share they purchase. This week. On the phone …. Me: So, you raised venture capital? Him: Yeah.

How to Work with Lawyers at a Startup

Both Sides of the Table

Shame about not getting it in legal writing that you owned the original IP.  the link is here. Many people start companies arse backwards. 

What is the Right Burn Rate at a Startup Company?

Both Sides of the Table

So money spent should add equity value or create IP that eventually will. If you were able to raise at a $50 million post-money valuation and have $2 million in the bank and the markets turn you better be sure that your valuation warrants raising at at least $50 million even in a tough market or I’d be more cautious about a higher burn.

Royalty Based Financing As A New Tool for Start-Up Financing?

Recent Buzzes - VC Experts, Inc.

And, if like many of these royalty-based financing investors, the investor takes a warrant for a small equity position, the investor could see some additional reward from a future sale or IPO of the company without taking any additional risk. IP litigation , and?tax. By Beth J. three times the original loan amount). Beth J. Full Bio.

New Anti-Piracy Bill Still Threatens Start-ups

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

If the ITC decides that action is warranted, it can prohibit the importation of the infringing goods. You know, like Dajaz1.com.

Getting Funded: Step 4, Due Diligence

Passionate Intensity

Usually, the word will come from your “inside coach”, as explained in a prior post. Due diligence is a two-way street. YOU should….

This Man Fought an Online Stalker Off His Company

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Troutwine did some investigating and found that many of the reviews originated from the same IP address, which he traced to MLIC.

Different “flavors” of startup pitches

Andrew Payne

In his recent blog post,  “ A hierarchy of pitches “, Eric Ries points out each situation warrants a different presentation emphasis, and he neatly categorizes the different types.  I frequently get asked:  what should my investor presentation look like?  There’s no unilateral answer, because every situation is different.

Revisiting Paul Graham’s “High Resolution” Financing

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Photo credit: D. Story/J. Blanchard/O’Reilly Media. On this assertion, for the reasons that Paul articulates in his post, I’m aligned.

What Makes an Entrepreneur? Cojones (7/11)

Both Sides of the Table

You need the whole package. Through comment conversations with many of you I tried to emphasize that it isn’t enough to just have one attribute. 

The Importance of Due Diligence in M&A Transactions

Scott Edward Walker

” Obviously, this is a relatively small transaction; however, it is still imperative that, at a minimum, you conduct financial due diligence (to validate the numbers [Target] has provided to you) and IP diligence to confirm the ownership and functionality of the software.  www.youtube.com/watch?v=hqAmVCkSmhA. hqAmVCkSmhA. Thank you.

CEO Friday: Why we don’t hire.NET programmers

blog.expensify.com

Expensify Blog. Expense Reports That Don't Suck. CEO Friday: Why we don’t hire.NET programmers. Some additional comments at the end. Brian.

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What you should know about Angel Investors and Convertible Notes

Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing

Warrants to purchase additional shares are common, usually 20%, but sometimes more based on how long it takes to raise the first round. The notes are usually secured by all assets and IP of the company. Angel Investors are a special breed. They take on the riskiest investments at a stage that VCs will not engage. They have discipline.

"When in doubt, look different". Geoffrey Moore at Business of Software. Video & transcript.

Business of Software Blog

This is what allowed this to platforms like the client/server platform to proliferate the TC IP platform in that. There must be an end-to-end solution that you personally will warrant works. What is context, what is core? "I have to say if I have, to be in a business during this economy, I would want to be in a software business.

Leader driven Harmony #4: How to make your writing Crisp, Flavorful and Satisfying (Part II)

Active Garage

Why should you read this post?  Their suggestions and observations, especially in the final section, make us all much better writers. Audience. Style.

The cardinal sin of community management

Startup Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned by Eric Ries Friday, September 11, 2009 The cardinal sin of community management Once you have a product launched, you will the face the joys – and the despair – of a community that grows up around it. I won’t sugar-coat this: it is one of the most difficult and frustrating aspects of building a company online.

Getting Funded: Step 4, Due Diligence

Passionate Intensity

Often, funds list “under management” as the sum of all the assets they have ever managed.  So, if they are on fund SIX, it means that they have been successful enough in funds 1-5 to warrant a six but, also, that the money for your company is coming from fund six which can be a much lower figure than the total. YOU should…. This is important.

Ask the Angels

Ask the Angels

To prepare the venture for this type of exit might be as simple as sorting out the IP. Your resources will focus instead on creating additional IP and scalability, making contact with potential buyers and building the deal team. Accordingly, they can help the entrepreneur get the best deal warranted given the progress of the business.

Ask the Angels

Ask the Angels

To prepare the venture for this type of exit might be as simple as sorting out the IP. Your resources will focus instead on creating additional IP and scalability, making contact with potential buyers and building the deal team. Accordingly, they can help the entrepreneur get the best deal warranted given the progress of the business.

Ask the Angels

Ask the Angels

To prepare the venture for this type of exit might be as simple as sorting out the IP. Your resources will focus instead on creating additional IP and scalability, making contact with potential buyers and building the deal team. Accordingly, they can help the entrepreneur get the best deal warranted given the progress of the business.

Ask the Angels

Ask the Angels

To prepare the venture for this type of exit might be as simple as sorting out the IP. Your resources will focus instead on creating additional IP and scalability, making contact with potential buyers and building the deal team. Accordingly, they can help the entrepreneur get the best deal warranted given the progress of the business.