Getting The Compensation Conversation Right

Feld Thoughts

b) I’d be willing to take less for the right opportunity. Of course there are no right or wrong answers. A couple of additional points: 1) Even if the candidate has expressed salary requirements during the screening process or during your discussions, I strongly recommend you have this written conversation as the final step before you make an offer. For example, perhaps your conversations along the way changed their perspective on salary requirements for the position.

Venture Capital Term Sheets: Conversion Rights

Scott Edward Walker

Here are the issues I have addressed to date: common mistakes dealing with VC’s valuation liquidation preferences stock options exploding term sheets and no-shop provisions anti-dilution provisions dividends Board control protective provisions drag-along provisions pay-to-play and pull-up provisions In today’s post, I examine conversion rights of investors. Conversion Rights What Are Conversion Rights? What Are Optional Conversion Rights?

Getting the Google Plus Conversation Right

Duct Tape Marketing

Getting the Google Plus Conversation Right This content from: Duct Tape Marketing If you still haven’t joined Google Plus click here – 150 invites Benson Kua via Flickr One of the most interesting things about Google’s new social network, Google Plus, is the conversation that participation generates.

Walker Twitter Highlights: June 6th – 12th

Scott Edward Walker

” - @alexanderljung [link] (at 27:02) Walker Blog-Related In case you missed it, here’s my post regarding conversion rights of investors in a Series A term sheet: [link] How Do I Raise Seed Capital If I Don’t Know Any Investors? [link]. Twitter Highlights bubble conversion rights facebook Marc Andreessen seed financing Series A tech term sheets

What Are the Rights of Minority Stockholders?

Scott Edward Walker

There is, however, another set of rights with which many entrepreneurs may not be familiar: State law rights. These are rights granted to stockholders pursuant to the respective laws of the company’s State of incorporation and are often the only rights that minority common stockholders have. Accordingly, I thought it would be helpful to examine these non-contractual rights. 1) Inspection Right. 2) Right to Bring a Derivative Claim.

How to Run an Engaging Poll on Google Plus

Duct Tape Marketing

Related Posts: the startup garden Book Tour Social Media Management Tips Getting the Google Plus Conversation Right Google Plus Adds New Features 7 ways to get more blog comments. How to Run an Engaging Poll on Google Plus This content from: Duct Tape Marketing.

Google Plus Adds New Features

Duct Tape Marketing

Simple find a post and then over there to right of the post click the little arrow drop down and hit “View Ripples” Once you do this you’ll be treated to a mind map kind of view of all of the shares, comments and spokes of conversation.

If your VC meeting feels like it went well, it really didn’t.


This is a typical conversation I’ll have with portfolio founder about his/her meeting with another seed venture capitalist (VC). One thing I’ve noticed in the short time that I’ve been doing this job is that conversations with VCs that feel like they’re going well typically are not.

Keep Track of Employees With 15Five

Inc Startups

Then we can have a conversation right on the report, and the manager or employee gets an e-mail notification every time I comment on one of his or her responses.

Convertible Note Seed Financings: Founders Beware!

Scott Edward Walker

What Happens If a Startup is Acquired Prior to the Note’s Conversion to Shares of Preferred Stock? 2) Conversion Right (Investor-Friendly). For example, let’s assume that the noteholders invested $500,000 and were granted the right to convert into shares of common stock at a $4.5

13 Unconventional Landing Page Strategies To Increase Conversions


We talk about creating high converting landing pages , getting traffic that converts , and making the most out of your conversion points quite a bit here. But what we don’t talk about are outside of the box landing page strategies you can use to increase conversions right away.

Blood In The Streets

Feld Thoughts

Six months ago Seth helped me buy a bike – I’ve been mixing it in all summer with my marathon training, discovered Strava, learned how to shift gears properly, had started to learn what gear I should be in, experienced several back to back 30 mile training rides, and started to learn about how doping worked since that seems to be the central theme of many cycling conversations right after detailed descriptions of accidents.

Shut Up & Social Listen

Duct Tape Marketing

At any given moment, there are literally millions of different conversations happening online, and some of these conversions could actually be related to your specific product or brand. Are you listening to these conversations? Listen For The Right Reason.

VC Term Sheets – Investors’ Option to Walk

Scott Edward Walker

The Investors’ Right to Walk VC Term Sheets Are Non-Binding. VC Issues due diligence exploding term sheets founders Fred Wilson investors' option liquidation preferences no shop Rand Fish redemption rights startup vc VC term sheet venture capital

The Role of a PPC Expert in Web Development

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

That’s how you should develop your next website … Struggling AdWords accounts are facing two issues; High CPCs and Low Conversion Rates. Well, that’s quite true but conversions are not the only reason you should run a paid campaign.

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How Cash Distributions Work

Bryce Dot VC

The equity conversion right remains in place even if the 5x cap is hit. We fully anticipate that any future funding from VCs will also require us to waive any rights we have to future cash distributions and we are prepared to do so. One unique aspect of the terms is the option for founders to make cash distributions to investors from profits as a return on their investment instead of selling out or taking their company public to create a liquidity event.

6 Reasons a VC Will Turn You Down

Inc Startups

If it isn’t, I may end the conversation right there. But, by the end of a conversation, I want to see that an entrepreneur can clearly and compellingly address all of them, and deliver data or anecdotal information that supports their claims.

Venture Capital Term Sheets – Redemption Rights

Scott Edward Walker

Here are the issues I have addressed to date: common mistakes dealing with VC’s valuation liquidation preferences stock options exploding term sheets and no-shop provisions anti-dilution provisions dividends Board control protective provisions drag-along provisions pay-to-play and pull-up provisions conversion rights In today’s post, I examine the redemption rights of investors. Redemption Rights What Are Redemption Rights?

8 Tools to Amp Your Productivity

Inc Startups

If only you could have more of that feeling, right? Then we can have a conversation right on the report, and the manager or employee gets an email notification every time I comment on one of his or her responses."

Exclusive: Inside the Mind of Google's Great Idea Man

Inc Startups

So it all kind of led to this idea where we could build up these layers of info that would be really useful and interesting in terms of informing you about the world around you and just drop it in front you at the right time as you're walking or driving. Is this an active conversation?

Advanced Testing Panel with Top Experts [Video]


Full transcript: Peep Laja: Right, okay. So let’s get right to it. Lukas: Right, so you decide up front how long you’re going to run the test, you run the test that long. ” Peep: All right, so let’s say that I estimate, whatever, 20% lift and I got the result in half an hour. Peep: All right. Peep: All right. Peep: All right. Peep: All right, so on the eCommerce side, lots of different types of pages. Peep: All right.

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Fenwick & West - Internet/Digital Media and Software Industries Silicon Valley and Seattle 2010

Recent Buzzes - VC Experts, Inc.

Convertible notes have the advantages of not requiring that a company valuation and other terms be negotiated, and do not create a series of preferred stock that may have separate voting rights under some circumstances. Percentage of deals in which valuation on conversion is capped: 83%. By Barry J. Kramer and Steven Levine at Fenwick & West LLP. Background - In 2002, Fenwick & West began publishing its Silicon Valley Venture Capital Survey.

Episode 3: Smart Bear Live!

A Smart Bear: Startups and Marketing for Geeks

So be sure to make a free user account and participate in the offline conversation there. As we wait for our first callers to come on board, I wanted to start with a question from a conversation that Bob and I with Merck Coulbrougiff [sounds like] from Beta List [SP]. Do you have an opinion on whether it’s better to create something real in a week or something small and real or keep looking for the right thing that’s gonna let you quit your day job? Right?

Writing Non-Sucky Copy for Websites, Marketing Collateral and Newsletters – Joanna Wiebe

Business of Software Blog

Like were all playing the silent game and trying to say nothing until our business just disappears right? I land here and were kind of having a bit of a conversation right like meeting people at business of software when you’re like hi, I’m Joanna, hi, I’m so and so.

Hiring at Scale | Patrick McKenzie, StarFighter | BoS USA 2015

Business of Software Blog

Do you know that an average, like recruiting — if you get their recruiter to hire a candidate for you right now, the going rate is about like $25,000? If you didn’t do any prospecting calls for sales this month, there’ll be some month in the near future where you have no sales at all, right. You’re not just hiring for the single open requisition you have right now. Patrick McKenzie, StarFighter.