Build Your Startup on a Vacant Domain Name

David Teten

This is part 2 of a 2-part series on domain names and startups; part 1 was “ Should a Startup Spend VC Funding on a Domain Name? ”. This bench at Cathedral Lawn is engraved with country domain names such as.uk,us,nz Let me propose a path few take: find an under-monetized domain name and start a business on it. The secret of building a business on a Tier-1 domain name is that a great domain name (short, memorable, meaningful,com, etc.)

Build Your Startup on a Vacant Domain Name

David Teten

This is part 2 of a 2-part series on domain names and startups; part 1 was “ Should a Startup Spend VC Funding on a Domain Name? ”. This bench at Cathedral Lawn is engraved with country domain names such as.uk,us,nz Let me propose a path few take: find an under-monetized domain name and start a business on it. The secret of building a business on a Tier-1 domain name is that a great domain name (short, memorable, meaningful,com, etc.)

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My First Investment

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

They had negotiated a deal to purchase an editor called BRIEF and a version control package whose name escapes me (might have been VCS?) So I negotiated a deal to invest the funds into the company for a revenue share on the sale of both products plus a warrant to buy stock in SDC. So we were faced with a quandry, take back the products, which we could do by contract, or restructure the deal. That deal taught me a few big lessons.

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. I know the buyers try the best to believe that [insert well known founder name here. And wants to structure a huge payout for the employees that will remain.

Both sides must be fair in a term sheet negotiation.

Berkonomics

Just a few of these terms include vesting, corporate structure, governance principles, financing strategy, valuation and exit strategy. As an example, twenty five years ago, most VCs used common share deal structures. By Basil Peters.

The 10 Best Real Estate Schools Compared: Meet the Winner!

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

Finance and deal structuring, market analysis, site planning, and project management. The program framework focuses on the impacts of taxation, risk, financing structure, governmental constraints, and market context.

'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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Piercing the Corporate Veil of Sweat Equity

grasshopperherder.com

All names redacted.). 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. Do you know of any site that has good examples for consultant agreement fee structures?

A Summary of Current Trends in Canadian Mergers and Acquisitions - 2011

Recent Buzzes - VC Experts, Inc.

With keen international interest in Canada's resource sector, the return of financial buyers, strategic investors looking to pursue acquisitions as a means of increasing earnings, and the recent uptick in Canadian "mega-deal" activity, there is no better time to discuss the M&A trends unfolding in 2011. HOSTILE DEALS. s arrangement to collapse its multiple voting share structure, will continue in the coming year.

Why Leave A Six Figure Corporate Job For Internet Entrepreneurship?

Entrepreneurs-Journey.com by Yaro Starak

For now, Sunil answers the question of why leave a well paying corporate job to become an online entrepreneur… My name is Sunil and the title of this blog post refers to me. Before I get into what I have done and why I know what I know, here is a brief background on myself: My Background The name is Indian, but I was born in South East Asia (just above Yaro’s homeland) in an upper middle class family of entrepreneurs.

Groupon Tries to Broaden Its Appeal With Self-Serve Deal Tool

Inc Startups

In a move designed to grow the business, Groupon is giving some merchants the power to create their own daily deals. In the hopes of broadening its market, on Monday Groupon is launching its first self-service platform on Grouponworks.com , enabling small businesses to create their own deals.

Clean Deal Terms

David Lee

He said one thing there that I agree with 100%, among others: I have an allergic reaction to complex deal structures, as they invariably end up with all sorts of unintended consequences. Lately I’ve seen more complex “deal terms” in early stage financings. And in exchange for giving this super pro-rata, the company can negotiate for other terms - namely a higher valuation. Sam Altman has a nice post here on a founder-friendly term sheet.

What Entrepreneurs Should do about Price Fixing

Both Sides of the Table

That is why I tell people not to shop deals too widely. So acknowledge it to yourself and be prepared to deal with it. When I was fund raising for my second company we had agreed a company-wide deal with Salesforce.com to use our product. We discuss deal structures.

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. I know the buyers try the best to believe that [insert well known founder name here.

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.

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.