When Should Startup Founders Discuss Valuation with Seed VCs?

View from Seed

Additionally, setting a structure and price in advance at above-market value can expedite the negotiation process, especially when it’s with multiple parties. And as my partner Rob Go likes to say, “Time kills all deals.”).

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. The sides had not defined the costs contributed by each side, for the product development.

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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.

Who You Gonna Call? Partnering with Goliath: A Tale of Two Announcements

John O'Farrell

Our 2003 deal with HP didn’t generate a single dollar in revenue, whereas our 2006 agreement with Cisco drove tens of millions of dollars in sales and helped to make Opsware the uncatchable leader in data center software. Behind the headlines – a deal with teeth. SUNNYVALE, Calif.,

10 Tips for Startups Raising Money from Angels

VC Cafe

Are your costs per acquisition going up or down with scale? Deal structure – I could write a full post just on this, but some aspects that were brought up are the need to agree on a reasonable valuation, what investment vehicles are used (convertible debt vs stock, options and warrants and other non-dilutive mechanisms).

Nymi

Launching Tech Ventures

Propose potential partnerships and deal structures. Nymi - Ecosystem Mapping & Business Development Okalo Ikhena Himani Jain What Is Nymi? It is a wristband that uses your unique cardiac rhythm to authenticate your identity, allowing you to wirelessly take control of your computer, your smartphone, your car and so much more.

Piercing the Corporate Veil of Sweat Equity

grasshopperherder.com

Three Card Monty Corporate Structures. This is my least favorite thing in the world, being offered sweat equity in a corporate structure that is unnecessarily convoluted. If you’re in a complex structure with several multinational entities, that risk is compounded.

Why Selling Your Company is Like Dancing With the Stars

Inc Startups

While it may look simple, one misstep could easily cost a business owner millions of dollars or scuttle the deal altogether. Like dancing, it may look simple, but you need assistance from a pro to maximize the value of your company, close the deal and end up a winner.

Why Leave A Six Figure Corporate Job For Internet Entrepreneurship?

Entrepreneurs-Journey.com by Yaro Starak

I travelled all over the world wherever business deals were happening, gained tremendous experience and exposure to the Corporate landscape, and learned invaluable life lessons in my career. I believe in maxing out tax advantageous vehicles like the 401(k) and Roth IRA, and dollar cost investing over time in no to low load mutual funds, including index funds. I worked out a similar deal the next go around, and the snowball started rolling from there.

in search of.the ideal term sheet

Seed Stage Capital

For any large deal, they will convert and be treated like the founders and employees. Most importantly, though, is the cost savings. VCs really need to move to a deal structure that doesn’t burn up so much lawyer time negotiating provisions that are almost never used.

Include Deal Terms or Not?

Mark Birch

I had a discussion the other night with an entrepreneur about whether to include specific deal terms in the pitch deck or investor meetings. There are seven main points to consider when talking about the structure of the deal: Raise – The amount of capital you are raising.

The downside of high valuations

StartupCFO

When it comes to deal structuring, the higher you push the valuation, the more “protections&# investors will build in. This means that at exit, they have the option to take their investment cost back before any shareholder gets anything or convert and get whatever % of the proceeds they are entitled to. 53% of deals had participating prefs. So, frothy times aside, the right deal is about more than the share price today.

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.

Should You Co-Found Your Company With a Software Development Shop (2 of 2)?

David Teten

I’ve been looking for suggestions for an initial deal structure that is appropriate for the theoretical case of a trusted dev shop putting in $100k in market-value of services over a 6 month period in time. That said, I’m not sure of the most appropriate structure.

Cracking The Code: The Bessemer 10 laws of SaaS - Fall 2008.

Cracking the Code

Ultimately, finding a low-cost, repeatable way to show customers how to be successful with your solution is as important as the solution itself. You put into words what we were thinking for our cost of client. a 70% Gross Margin and 10% each of R&D and G&A costs.