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Startup Blog: Take a Stand!

Taffy Williams

It may be around deal structure, testing or design of product, new hires, downsizing or firing, how much to spend on a program or some other issue.

Notes on the acquisition process

Chris Dixon

Moreover, some public companies insist that you don’t talk to employees until the deal is closed or almost closed. Deal structure: the cap table is an agreement between you and the shareholders that says, in effect: “If we sell the company, this is how we pay out founders, employees, and investors.” startups

Piercing the Corporate Veil of Sweat Equity

Three Card Monty Corporate Structures. If you’re in a complex structure with several multinational entities, that risk is compounded.

Knowledge Is Power: Convertible Note Financing Terms, Part V


As we conclude our convertible note financing series, there are assorted terms commonly seen in term sheets and deal documents that are worth touching on briefly. It’s common to skip the questionnaire when dealing with “known quantity” institutional investors provided they are willing to make the representations in the purchase agreement.

Startup Blog: 7 Questions You May Get from Potential Investors

Taffy Williams

I also try very hard to not give the answer unless we are approaching the investors with a very specific deal structure for the investment.