What is convertible equity (or a convertible security)?
Startup Company Lawyer
AUGUST 31, 2012
Quick answer: convertible equity (or a convertible security) is convertible debt without the repayment feature at maturity or interest. Over the past few years, convertible debt has emerged as a quick and inexpensive method for startup companies to raise money from angel investors and early stage venture funds. Paul Graham sparked some commentary by declaring in a tweet in August 2010 that “Convertible notes have won. Form of Convertible Security.