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. The deal terms are ones you as the CEO, entrepreneur, or employee know will cause great stress and even the possible demise of the company.

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. If we find the right partner, we can be flexible in deal structures to best align everyone’s interests. There is no standard template for a deal with a domain name owner. Exit : Many options for structuring an exit depending on the objectives of the entrepreneur.

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. If we find the right partner, we can be flexible in deal structures to best align everyone’s interests. There is no standard template for a deal with a domain name owner. Exit : Many options for structuring an exit depending on the objectives of the entrepreneur.

Are Investors Being Unreasonable? - Startups and angels: Along the.

Tim Keane

Take a look at this  article. Ask any of us who've experienced significant down rounds based on some or all of these things, and one begins to understand the cautionary nature of deal structures.    Many I know will actively seek deals to work on that are run by fun, engaging people who are eager to grow the business and know what they're doing.  Take a look at this  article. Startups and angels: Along the way to success.

Walker Twitter Highlights: August 11th – 21st

Scott Edward Walker

I’m using Twitter as a form of micro-blogging to share interesting blog posts, articles and podcasts relating to entrepreneurship and startups, M&A and legal issues. prAYlf Quora-Related Quora: What deal structure should be in place for a friend/family investment of < 20k in your startup? Below are my five most popular tweets (via bit.ly ) for the past 10 days and a couple of Quora-related tweets.

The Corrosive Downside of Acquihires

Both Sides of the Table

Many buying companies price these deals on the basis of $1 million per engineer on the team for an early-stage deal. And wants to structure a huge payout for the employees that will remain. And will investors allow a deal to happen in the first place.

Startup Business Development Strategies: 7 Tips For Putting.

Seed Stage Capital

skip to main | skip to sidebar 24 January 2010 Startup Business Development Strategies: 7 Tips For Putting Together Stellar Deals Business development is fun. A few tips for startups doing deals: 1. Introduce competition into every deal. Be operationally ready to do a deal.

Finding Investors is highly dependent on your ability to network

Taffy Williams

The deal structures will vary significantly dependent on their experience investing in early stage companies. Other articles are in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of Examiner.com. Grow your network far and wide. It will serve you well!

Bring something to the party when working with others

Taffy Williams

In a different situation, a prospective partner asked a company for a term sheet for a deal. The deal was to take place after a study was completed. Likewise, there was no discussion of the timing of the execution of the deal, scope of the deal, or other such parameters.

Dialing for Dollars

Taffy Williams

Having a business advisorand a great corporate counsel is important to the final deals structure. One local VC indicated they review more than 600 deals per year andinvest in around 6. Other articles can be found in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of Examiner.com. As statedbefore, your startup will have little or no money for the first severalmonths. The most important activitiesyou can do in this time are to create as much value to make the companyfundable.

Acquisitions Aren't About the Money

Inc Startups

There are so many articles on how to "maximize an exit event," and even more consultants willing to be paid to help you do it. When PopCap was being sold, we spoke to multiple potential acquirers, and in the end were extremely fortunate to get a great deal from a great partner.

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

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

This brief article will compare the top rated real estate schools in the nation outlining the distinctions, tuition rates, and other qualifications of the most qualified realtor schools available. Finance and deal structuring, market analysis, site planning, and project management.

How to value your company for sale (Part 2)

A Smart Bear: Startups and Marketing for Geeks

But this article is about selling, so I’ll assume that, like me, you’re like the woman in the old G. Remember how the buyer has his own way of valuing the deal ? If you have a deal in front of you it’s easy to plug in the requisite numbers. Do you prefer Deal B?

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You Think It's About the Money. It's Not About the Money.

Inc Startups

There are so many articles on how to "maximize an exit event," and even more consultants willing to be paid to help you do it. When PopCap was being sold, we spoke to multiple potential acquirers, and in the end were extremely fortunate to get a great deal from a great partner.

Startup Blog: 7 Questions You May Get from Potential Investors

Taffy Williams

I plan to discuss options for hiring them when you have no cash in a future article. This can happen based on a great deal with a partner, positive data from proof-of-concept, a major advancement in development, or other such value creating events.

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

Fred Destin

Reading the allegations against Goldman Sachs and Fabrice Tourre in the case of structured CDO scandal (aka Abacus), I am reminded of Spitzer and how a General Attorney used a witch-hunt as a political tool, only to be later exposed himself in the company of barely clad ladies.

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Why Leave A Six Figure Corporate Job For Internet Entrepreneurship?

Entrepreneurs-Journey.com by Yaro Starak

As you will see in this introductory article, he has plenty of experiences making money in different ways. He only touches on them briefly in this article, but rest assured I will ask him to break down the details of each success he has had so we can learn from his case studies in future articles. I worked out a similar deal the next go around, and the snowball started rolling from there.