Clean Up Before Raising Funding

Instigator Blog

If you get to the point where you’re about to marry a VC and take their money, there will be a due diligence process. Make sure every employee has signed a good employee agreement, with an NDA included. Startups due diligence funding investors raising capital

No, I Won't Sign Your NDA

Inc Startups

We drink a little coffee, we trade pleasantries, and then, when the talk becomes serious, you pull out an NDA. An NDA kills deal flow. It limits what I can look at, discuss with my partners and outside advisers, and eventually execute some level of due diligence upon.

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Non-Disclosures Can Protect Your Idea, Or Destroy It

Startup Professionals Musings

Professional investors and advisors, on the other hand, usually refuse to sign these agreements today due to the risk of litigation and administrative workload, and will walk away. CDA entrepreneur idea NDA non-disclosure startup

When is a Startup Non-Disclosure Really Required?

Startup Professionals Musings

Entrepreneurs often get the advice from their lawyers and friends to always get a Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDA or CDA) signed before disclosing anything about their new venture. The format of an NDA is simple, and you can download a sample from my website.

allensblog: Why Entrepreneurs Shouldn't Worry about NDA's

Allen's Blog

I'm wondering if it's just me, but I've noticed a trend recently, both in the startups for whom I'm a Sherpa (for the investors to whom I introduce them), and those who approach me to see whether my Sherpa role is a fit, towards asking for (in some cases insisting on) an NDA.   So, for the VC, it only invites trouble to sign an NDA.  that is not to say that VC's routinely violate the "spirit" of NDA's.  allensblog.

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5 Things You Should Never Say When Fundraising

Up and Running

You must sign an NDA, too many of my ideas have been stolen”. If investors did sign NDA’s, it would be a legal nightmare. When fundraising, business plans are always needed for the due diligence phase, mostly so your investor knows you did your homework.

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16 Common Mistakes Young Startups Make

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How many entrepreneurs opening words are about how stealth their project is, followed by a 10-page NDA to hear word one? Mashable. Mashable. Sign in. Follow @mashable. see more > Search. Social Media. Business. Entertainment. US & World. Lifestyle. Watercooler. Video. Channels.

Model NDA a Reluctant VC Fund May Sign Before the Term Sheet is Finalized

Recent Buzzes - VC Experts, Inc.

Various techniques have been developed to minimize this problem, including a hold back by the company of particular sensitive information and/or the deposit of trade secrets with, for example, an independent consultant who will sign an NDA and report to the fund as part of the due diligence process. FORM OF AGREEMENT: NDA. By Joseph W. Bartlett, Of Counsel, Sullivan & Worcester LLP and Founder of VCExperts.com Introduction.

Protecting Your "Secret Sauce"

Inc Startups

Some even asked for a form NDA that they could present to investors. Here they are: Put away the NDA. The fact that an investor won't sign an NDA really should not bother you. You talk about your company all the time, to investors, to clients.

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The Inside Story of a Small Startup Acquisition (Part 3)

Software By Rob

Could you talk a bit about the diligence you did during the acquisition? How long into the discussion before you commenced diligence? Due diligence is the most important part of the process because it dictates whether you should move forward with the acquisition, and at what price.

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Preparing For A Financing Round

ArcticStartup

Also, don’t be too creative in your tax planning without solid advice and pay your taxes when due. All investors (with the exception of maybe angel investors) do some level of due diligence (investigation regarding the company and its business) prior to their investment.

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Startup Non-Disclosure Agreements are Overrated

Startup Professionals Musings

Entrepreneurs often get the advice from their lawyers and friends to always get a Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDA or CDA) signed before disclosing anything about their new venture. The format of an NDA is simple, and you can download a sample from my website.

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5 Characteristics of a Qualified Business Buyer

Inc Startups

By answering these questions (after securing a signed NDA, of course) you begin to establish trust with the buyer and pave the way for a smoother selling process. Does the buyer understand due diligence?

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Inside Clinkle: A Stanford Kid Got $30 Million and Then Everything Blew Up

Inc Startups

Every job candidate was required to sign an NDA before coming in for a series of interviews. He went into his first day of work determined to collect more information about the company''s product, road map and management team for further due diligence.

'Show Me the Money' Tips for Business Sellers

Inc Startups

Additionally, your broker will discuss the state of your books and records to make sure they will hold up through a due-diligence process. Choosing the right broker will make a big difference in the ultimate success of your business sale.

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Someone Stole My Startup Idea – Part 2: They Raised Money With My.

Steve Blank

During the due-diligence process, I sat down with one of the partners who pulled out a set of slides and asked me: ”Have you seen these?” We consciously didn’t ask potential customers to sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA). And we figured that unless litigation was going to be our business strategy, NDA’s would have inhibited the back-and-forth that made us smarter.

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Derek Sivers at Business of Software 2010. Video and transcript of talk

Business of Software Blog

I put that out there and I did an NDA and I did the books. So the last thing that Joe mentioned that I'll and Don is, there's this eight months between this handshake deal where they said okay, 22 million and it took eight months for them to get the official kind of bank and the backing and do due diligence to make it official.

A conflict of interests

Venture Hacks

Ask an investor to sign an NDA, and you’ve just filtered out all but the most desperate investors. This is where the VC tells you that they like your company, want to do due-diligence, and then just have to check with the entrepreneur in one of their investments about whether this investment would be competitive or not. If you’re a passionate entrepreneur , you can often see the vast potential for your product.

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A conflict of interests

Venture Hacks

Ask an investor to sign an NDA, and you’ve just filtered out all but the most desperate investors. This is where the VC tells you that they like your company, want to do due-diligence, and then just have to check with the entrepreneur in one of their investments about whether this investment would be competitive or not. If you’re a passionate entrepreneur , you can often see the vast potential for your product.

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4 Questions and 4 Pressure Tests To Decipher A VC’s Interest In Your Company

Thinking About Thinking

Who is investing the time and resources in diligence – you, the VC, or both? If the nature of the diligence process is the VC asks you for information, you scramble to pull it together, and that’s it – it’s not necessarily a buying signal. Such an investment could include: on site visits (especially if air travel is required), spending money on diligence (e.g. Ask the VC to sign an NDA. Tags: VC , fundraising , due+diligence.

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angelconf - my notes from Angel Investing conference

Steve Poland

Great deal flow (respect for entrepreneurs to get the access) and due diligence = great portfolio. How does an entrepreneur define success Paul Bucheit • No signing of an NDA; if an entrepreneur requests one, they probably don’t have a clue. 48) { this.width = 48; this.height = 48; } ; if (this.width Gweedo on March 10th, 2009 1:25 pm ( perm link ) The reason they won’t sign NDA’s is that they are gossips.

Reincubate: Blog: Chief Technology Officer job description (for web, start-up or corporate)

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Which language should my startup use?

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Email us or call +44 (0) 844 3579899 home about services blog labs Which language should my startup use? « Launch48 last weekend Posted by Aidan, 20 th January 2010. Share this: net c# development django java language php software Were often asked by entrepreneurs which language their startups should adopt when developing their technology. Attending events around London, or talking with some of the development agencies present at the events, one might hear a startling set of opinions.