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.)

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.

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

YoungUpstarts

And, namely, they pique the interests of those in the private capital markets. 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.

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.

The Pre-Seed FAQ

K9 Ventures

They talk about how deal sizes and stages were changing even back then. There are a now a handful of funds, K9 included, that are Pre-Seed funds in name and practice. 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.

10 Tips for Startups Raising Money from Angels

VC Cafe

I’ve decided to keep his name off as I didn’t get his explicit permission, but drop me a line if you’d like to get in touch. 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).

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.

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.

'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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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.

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

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?

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.

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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.