Agile success generates great feelings

Taffy Williams

The deal structures for the financing may follow the same pattern of making you feel ill or bringing a huge smile. Finding partners and getting deals completed can be a huge energy consuming effort. Yes, it is a bit like THIS! Highs and lows are part of being an entrepreneur.

Agile 51

How VCs Think About Adding New Partners

Both Sides of the Table

It is rare to find somebody who matches exactly what I’m looking for in a partner so when you find it you act: Academic rigor (Princeton undergrad, Stanford MBA). Let me start with the news that I’m excited to share with you.

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Finding Investors is highly dependent on your ability to network

Taffy Williams

The deal structures will vary significantly dependent on their experience investing in early stage companies. Finding the best match for your company requires reaching out to many and finding the few that will consider an investment. Grow your network far and wide.

allensblog: "Fully-Diluted"

Allen's Blog

In a deal recently, the term sheet offered by the prospective investor contained a reference to the term: "fully-diluted" The company accepted the term sheet and the lawyers drafted the documents. On review by the Company, however, it became clear that the parties had different interpretations of "fully-diluted" Due to some idiosyncracies of the company's capital structure, the disagreement had a significant impact on the deal structure.

Goldman Sachs / SEC: political witch-hunting is no way to change a market

Fred Destin

Reading the allegations against Goldman Sachs and Fabrice Tourre in the case of structured CDO scandal (aka Abacus), I am reminded of Spitzer and how a General Attorney used a witch-hunt as a political tool, only to be later exposed himself in the company of barely clad ladies.