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. Startup Blog Steps to consider to start and grow a company. Basics are provided to help entrepreneurs.

My First Investment

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

SDC was in the business of distributing programming tools for PC software and wanted to move up market into owning software development tools. 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. That deal taught me a few big lessons.

When Should Startup Founders Discuss Valuation with Seed VCs?

View from Seed

As the seed-stage startup fundraise process has received more transparency in recent years, ranging from published advice on how to raise seed capital to increased availability through AngelList, Funders Club, and various accelerator programs, I’ve noticed another trend emerging.

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 real estate industry is broad, and it would be wise to find a program that offers real estate courses that respond to your interests and planned area of work.

in search of.the ideal term sheet

Seed Stage Capital

For any large deal, they will convert and be treated like the founders and employees. VCs really need to move to a deal structure that doesn’t burn up so much lawyer time negotiating provisions that are almost never used.

Dialing for Dollars

Taffy Williams

Government or not-for-profits agencies havegranting processes, loan programs, research contracts, or other services. Having a business advisorand a great corporate counsel is important to the final deals structure. One local VC indicated they review more than 600 deals per year andinvest in around 6. As statedbefore, your startup will have little or no money for the first severalmonths.

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

This deal-of-the-day service was founded in November 2008 and quickly became a sensation. Just 18 months after this photo sharing program and social network was launched, Facebook offered to purchase Instagram for $1 billion in cash and stock.

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. I mentioned earlier World Accelerator.com , a unique accelerator program which helps entrepreneurs build value on top of premium domain names. VentureCamp.com is another roughly similar program. There is no standard template for a deal with a domain name owner.

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. I mentioned earlier World Accelerator.com , a unique accelerator program which helps entrepreneurs build value on top of premium domain names. VentureCamp.com is another roughly similar program. There is no standard template for a deal with a domain name owner.

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.

Nymi

Launching Tech Ventures

Propose potential partnerships and deal structures. Nymi - Ecosystem Mapping & Business Development Okalo Ikhena Himani Jain What Is Nymi? It is a wristband that uses your unique cardiac rhythm to authenticate your identity, allowing you to wirelessly take control of your computer, your smartphone, your car and so much more.

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. Attractive government incentive programs have prompted developers to undertake new renewable energy projects that are now ripe for consolidation.

Why Leave A Six Figure Corporate Job For Internet Entrepreneurship?

Entrepreneurs-Journey.com by Yaro Starak

I attended the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, a top ten business program year-in year-out and love to pretend to brag about it. 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.