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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.

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.

From demo day to dollars!

StartupCFO

Don’t get into custom due diligence sessions with each potential investor. If you can agree on a deal with that person you can use that to get people on board. Don’t lead with a deal structure, but instead focus on the $ you need and what you will accomplish with them.

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.,

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.

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.

Nymi

Launching Tech Ventures

Propose potential partnerships and deal structures. Build the supporting technology for your first onboarded customers in a way that can easily scale as you onboard more clients. Ecosystem Challenges Ahead Delivering value to Nymi’s customers requires other companies to be on board and have their products integrate with Nymi. Deeper integration with the customer, either through moving into an identity management / broker firm or a ‘Personalization as a service’.

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.

Do You Deserve Investment Capital?

Inc Startups

In my last column , we covered the questions you should ask to help determine whether a venture capital or private equity firm is a structural fit for you. ” I heard this in every department, from software development to customer support to sales.

'Show Me the Money' Tips for Business Sellers

Inc Startups

Often, an experienced broker will take the Confidential Offering Memorandum to the lender in advance of finding a buyer to obtain a preapproval, including an acceptable deal structure. Choosing the right broker will make a big difference in the ultimate success of your business sale.

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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.

The Corrosive Downside of Acquihires

Inc Startups

The Aqui-hire Business 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?

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.

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.

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.