The global content playbook & how the internet actually works

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Now they won’t share any of the potential advertising revenue or other prizes which come from direct customer relationships. And it’s licensing deal structures born of the late 1970’s cable TV era that create this back door leakage.

Global 101

Financing Acquisitions: Keys to Structuring the Deal And Obtaining The Funding

YoungUpstarts

Think of financing an acquisition as an exercise with two parts that work in concert: 1) structuring a desired deal with a suitable target and 2) obtaining the funding. Structuring the Desired Deal. Of course, no deal goes down without funding. by Kenneth H.

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 they might give a premium if the team has been around a longer period of time, has built some hard-to-build proprietary technology or has some customer traction.

Knowing When It’s Time To Sell Your Startup

YoungUpstarts

They had a phenomenal obsession with customer service and offered free shipping and returns. This deal-of-the-day service was founded in November 2008 and quickly became a sensation. The deal closed only four months later in August of 2012.

10 Tips for Startups Raising Money from Angels

VC Cafe

But here it’s not enough to relay on secondary research – get out there and speak to potential customers, partners and even competitors – gather evidence and interest. 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).

The Pre-Seed FAQ

K9 Ventures

They talk about how deal sizes and stages were changing even back then. 6M-$15M used to scale customer acquisition and revenue). Q: How are most Pre-Seed deals structured? That said, you will find Pre-Seed deals in both flavors — Notes and Equity. One of the people I respect the most in the VC/PE media ecosystem is Dan Primack. I’ve been an avid reader of Dan’s Term Sheet while he was at Fortune , and now Pro Rata at Axios.

Selling Your Business: An Interview with Louis Crosier

Growthink Blog

While you can listen to the interview yourself here , two of my favorite points were as follows: -1- Your choice of corporate structure (e.g., Fortunately, you can, for the most part, change your corporate structure down the road. For example, is your business dependent on a small number of key customers? What are the main types of deal structures when selling your business, such as selling for all cash or for all stock?

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

Only after reaching $1M in CMRR should you consider hiring European sales and services execs behind customer demand. ” Take advantage of being on-demand and allow customers to try and buy your service with as little friction as possible. Cracking The Code.

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 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 worked out a similar deal the next go around, and the snowball started rolling from there. Investment in small businesses require knowledge of transactions and the related aspects such as business valuation, due diligence, deal structuring / financing, contracts, etc.