New Ideas On Structuring Equity Incentives

YoungUpstarts

Sizing an equity pool correctly is a delicate balancing act – and one that founders often get wrong without realizing it. The post New Ideas On Structuring Equity Incentives appeared first on Young Upstarts. Professionalisms equity equity financing Louis Lehot managing equity

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Techstars Foundation Accelerate Equity

Feld Thoughts

The Techstars Foundation recently announced a new program called Accelerate Equity. Through Accelerate Equity, the Techstars Foundation identifies early-stage nonprofits and ideas to empower and support underestimated entrepreneurs. Diversity diversity equity Philanthropy techstars

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5 Equity Crowdfunding Reflections Before You Sign Up

Startup Professionals Musings

Most of the experience so far has been cash versus the equity feature defined by the JOBS Act – Equity Crowdfunding (Title III) , introduced back in 2016 with 685 pages of rules. In equity crowdfunding, no investor is representing their own interest.

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The Significance Of Equity And Diversity In Education

YoungUpstarts

Regardless of the setting in which you teach, valuing equity and diversity will enrich the learning experience for everyone. The post The Significance Of Equity And Diversity In Education appeared first on Young Upstarts. Others diversity education equity

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Vehicle Equity Loans In Missouri

YoungUpstarts

The post Vehicle Equity Loans In Missouri appeared first on Young Upstarts. Getting a car title loan in Missouri is easy, but it can be difficult if you choose the wrong company. Here are some tips. Others car title loan loan

Are You Missing This Huge Opportunity In Your Private Equity Due Diligence?

YoungUpstarts

Most private equity firms fail to focus on the sales team of their target company. The post Are You Missing This Huge Opportunity In Your Private Equity Due Diligence? Thinking Aloud Christopher Croner private equity deu diligence sales sales potential

How Startup Valuations are Driving Company Equity

ReadWriteStart

With the rise of startups and growing businesses , it has become more critical for investors to have a thorough understanding of equity to be aware of all of the advantages they are receiving from the companies they have invested in. What is Company Equity? Types of equity.

Mark Hauser’s Hauser Private Equity Spearheads Major Deals in Industrial Sector

The Startup Magazine

Within private equity there are certainly sectors that drum up more attention than others. Private equity investments offer access to growth in more scaled businesses. Another frequent partner for Hauser Private Equity is the Santa Monica-based Clearlake Capital Group, L.P.

Equity Investment Platform Preparation Best Practices

Startup Professionals Musings

If you are one of the thousands of entrepreneurs who need equity funding to get your startup going (no loans to repay), you are probably overwhelmed at the prospect of finding, contacting and pitching to the huge number of qualified angels and investment groups around the country. Startups that have a name but are not incorporated have no credible basis for an equity investment. crowdfunding entrepreneur equity investment platform startup

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4 Tips for Developing Brand Equity

Our Own Start-up

As you develop your brand identity, make sure you follow these four steps to build brand equity with your target audience and drive more business through marketing efforts in the future. The post 4 Tips for Developing Brand Equity first appeared on Our Own Startup.

Some Good Startups Don’t Qualify For Equity Investors

Startup Professionals Musings

Angel investors and venture capitalists don’t make equity investments in nonprofit good causes. What options do they have available to them, since they can’t sell a share of the company (no equity investment)? There is no discussion of equity, or return on investment. Some nonprofit entrepreneurs think they can skip the whole plan, rather than just the sections on valuation, equity offered, and exit strategy. equity nonprofit philanthropy section 501(c)(3

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5 Criteria For Splitting Equity In Your New Venture

Startup Professionals Musings

So the first question I usually get is what percent of the company or equity is that person worth? Just because it was your idea doesn’t mean you “deserve” 90% of the equity. The value in a startup is all about tangible results, so I see no equity value in the idea alone. Each co-founder should get equity for value, based on these key variables: Lived a key role in a previous startup. Major equity in a startup that goes nowhere is not my idea of fun.

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The Racial Equity Ecosystem Pledge

Feld Thoughts

I’ve agreed to: Do a monthly podcast called Equity.District with Rodney on racial equity in entrepreneurial ecosystems and other issues around racial equity in entrepreneurship. The post The Racial Equity Ecosystem Pledge appeared first on Feld Thoughts.

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A Conversation With Dan Caruso About Gender Equity at the Boulder Country Club

Feld Thoughts

The past few months’ events have led us all to soul search on equity, with the primary focus being racial equity. They seemed surprised that this would be viewed as a gender equity matter. They are positioning this as a golf tee time preference instead of a gender equity issue.

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Techstars Equity Back Guarantee

Feld Thoughts

Today Techstars announced an “ equity back guarantee ” for any company that goes through the Techstars program starting in 2015. One day we started bouncing around the cliche “let’s put our money where our mouth is” which quickly morphed into “let’s put our equity where our mouth is.” So we decided to launch an equity back guarantee. The post Techstars Equity Back Guarantee appeared first on Feld Thoughts.

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Private Equity Due Diligence: Are You Missing This Huge Opportunity?

YFS Magazine

Most private equity firms fail to focus on the sales team of their target company. Grow Marketing & Sales due diligence investing investment strategies private equity sales sales tipsTo assess sales force potential—take three steps.

How Leaders Can Close The Gender Equity Gap That Remote Work Is Widening

YoungUpstarts

The post How Leaders Can Close The Gender Equity Gap That Remote Work Is Widening appeared first on Young Upstarts. Christena Garduno of Media Culture shares some tips for company leaders on how they can address gender bias toward women working remotely.

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Protected: Techstars Foundation Accelerates Equity

David Cohen

To view it please enter your password below: Password: The post Protected: Techstars Foundation Accelerates Equity appeared first on Hi, I'm David G. This content is password protected.

Dividing Equity among Co-founders

The Entrepreneurial Mind

There is no one best way to divide equity among co-founders and set founder salaries. Keep the equity equal among founders and keep your base-salaries the same. I am generally an advocate of one for all and all for one.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Solutions (DEIS) Practicum

Feld Thoughts

Please join us for the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Solutions (DEIS) Practicum. The post Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Solutions (DEIS) Practicum appeared first on Feld Thoughts.

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Texas Gets A New Tech Equity Program

Austin Startup

Texas Gets A New Tech Equity Program was originally published in Austin Startups on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. tech texas equity diversity-and-inclusion

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Progress on the Discussion Around Gender Equity at the Boulder Country Club

Feld Thoughts

After plenty of feedback and activity, I’ve decided to take down the post from last week titled A Conversation With Dan Caruso About Gender Equity at the Boulder Country Club. While often difficult to sort through and resolve, I think it’s vital to address equity issues at all levels.

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Read This Before Using Home Equity for a Startup

The Startup Magazine

Using that home equity for a startup certainly looks enticing right now, doesn’t it? The Amount of Equity. Do you have significant home equity for a startup? It’s tempting to look at $20,000 or so in equity and think every little bit counts.

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7 Equity Crowdfunding Risks Feared By Many Investors

Startup Professionals Musings

In fact, there are many types of crowdfunding, including donations, reward, pre-orders, loans, and equity. Professional investors, and more serious entrepreneurs, are most interested in money for ownership of a portion of the business (equity), and equity crowdfunding is still a small portion of the total (less than 10 percent), but growing. crowdfunding equity funding qualms startup

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What Some Are Using Home Equity Loan/HELOC Proceeds For

YoungUpstarts

Home equity loans and HELOCs provide a faster financing opportunity for consumers. A spouse or child of an individual who needs assisted living services uses the equity built-up into the home to cover the costs. Others finance matters HELOCs home equity home equity loans personal financeThe products offer immediate payments for any purposes without restrictions.

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Nonprofit Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Key Issues for Today

Board Effect

People generally like to be served by people much like themselves, which is the primary reason for all nonprofits to focus heavily on diversity, equity, and inclusion. Are Nonprofits Making Progress in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion? Defining Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

New Venture Equity As Compensation Is A Long-Term Bet

Startup Professionals Musings

It never hurts to ask in a job interview what stock options are available, and don’t fall for the offer which promises to “work out the equity terms later.” Any offers of equity compensation before the first round of institutional capital should be considered purely speculative. Wouldn’t you like to be one of the lucky people who joined Google and Facebook when these were startups, and now be a multi-millionaire or better?

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The Ultimate Small Business Guide to Brand Equity in 2022

crowdSPRING Blog

Brand equity is the value premium a brand has in the minds of consumers. Learn why brand equity is important, and how to improve and measure it. Brand Identity Growing a Business Starting a Business Startup Marketing Startups

Startups Should Be Responsible for Explaining Equity to New Employees

View from Seed

When someone goes to work for an early startup, the compensation package general includes an annual salary, health insurance, and, instead of fixed-cost performance upside, a percentage of unvested options to purchase equity in the company. Of late, I’ve encountered numerous potential startup candidates and newly hired employees who have no idea what their equity means. It falls on the hiring company to thoroughly explain equity options to their new employees.

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Are You Getting Your Fair Share Of Startup Equity?

Startup Professionals Musings

So the first question I usually get is what percent of the company or equity is that person worth? Just because it was your idea doesn’t mean you “deserve” 90% of the equity. The value in a startup is all about tangible results, so I see no equity value in the idea alone. Each co-founder should get equity for value, based on these key variables: Lived a key role in a previous startup. Major equity in a startup that goes nowhere is not my idea of fun.

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A VC Puts On His Equity Crowdfunding Hat

YoungUpstarts

It’s been about three months since equity crowdfunding was opened up to all Americans. This change means that virtually any individual, not just the wealthy, will have opportunities to make equity investments in early stage companies. The entrepreneurs I mentor ask me frequently about equity crowdfunding. If I were an entrepreneur seeking funding, here are some of the things I would think about in considering equity crowdfunding as a fit for my company: 1.

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What Your Nonprofit Board Should Know About Pay Equity  

Board Effect

We’ll review the challenges with pay equity and offer ways your board can improve it. Racial Equity in Nonprofit Compensation . Racial equity has been an issue in business, society, and nonprofits. Ultimately to achieve pay equity, nonprofits must also achieve racial equity.

CMO CTO COO Equity and Compensation

SoCal CTO

I was just asked about a particular startup situation (seed stage, CMO hire, non-founder) and particularly what compensation and equity is appropriate. I know a lot more about CTOs specifically CTO Salary and Equity Trends 2009-2011 , Visualization of Startup CTO Equity and Salary Data , Startup CTO Salary and Equity Data , but I've previously written about the issues with Equity for Early Employees in Early Stage Startups.

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Equity-Only CTO and Equity-Only Developers

SoCal CTO

Understand where they were in terms of being able to pay or was this equity-only (sweat equity only). And he was still in the process of raising additional capital, so it was equity only. However, when I told him that the level of engagement required from me and the fact that equity-only development was required, he seemed to be a bit offended. There are cases where I will do equity-only deals.

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8 Secrets for Maximizing Startup Equity and Control

Startup Professionals Musings

Bootstrapping avoids all the cost, pain, and distractions of finding angels or VCs, and allows you to keep control and all your hard-earned equity for yourself. startup control equity bootstrapping Rich Christiansen business When someone asks me for the best way to fund a startup, I always say bootstrap it, meaning fund it yourself and grow organically.

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For Equity Investors, A Startup Has To End To Win

Startup Professionals Musings

Yet one of the first things a potential equity investor asks about is your exit strategy. Equity investments are not loans, so there is no loan payback period or interest payments. Equity is stock, but private company stock has no market value until the company goes public or is sold or merged with another company. Find a private equity firm or friendly individual. entrepreneur equity investors IPO startup exit

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10 Partner Qualities to Test Before Sharing Equity

Startup Professionals Musings

entrepreneur startup co-founder partner equity businessA while back I talked about how and where to find a co-founder in “ For a Startup, Two Heads are Always Better Than One.” The feedback was good, but some readers asked me to be a bit more specific on attributes that might indicate an ideal startup partner. Even if you are looking in all the right places, it helps to know what you are looking for.

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6 Ways To Measure Brand Equity (And Build It)

YFS Magazine

Without an understanding of your brand's current equity, you can struggle to set metrics for improvement. Here's how to measure brand equity and build it. Editor Picks Grow Marketing & Sales brand brand development brand equity brand strategy branding

Agio On Hedge Fund Cybersecurity And The Difficulty Of Securing Private Equity Firms

YoungUpstarts

When thinking about how to start a private equity firm or a hedge fund, security should be on the list of priorities. Both financial service institutions have to handle a lot of sensitive data as well as monetary assets, which means that hedge fund cybersecurity or private equity cybersecurity is an area that needs a lot of attention. While both private equities and hedge funds pose a challenge when it comes to cybersecurity, it’s private equity firms that have it more difficult.

The Difference between Debt Financing and Equity Financing: Which Is Right For You?

YoungUpstarts

When you’re looking for extra funds, there are typically two options: debt financing and equity financing. It’s important to understand the difference between debt financing and equity financing so when it comes time to get additional funding, you know which is the right fit for your business and how to get it. Equity Financing. Equity financing is provided by an investor instead of a lender. Others debt financing equity financing

Get the Most Startup Funding Using Your Home Equity

The Startup Magazine

Bootstrapping your startup often means you scrape together your cash, and often tapping your home equity value. It’s the location, height, view, lights and various other factors that go in to determine the home equity value of any private place. Besides the above significant points, finishing and woodwork in the house is also a point taken into consideration for home equity appraisal of a residential property.

Don’t Expect An Equity Investor For Your Non-Profit

Startup Professionals Musings

What options do they have available to them, since they can’t sell a share of the company (no equity investment)? There is no discussion of equity, or return on investment. Some non-profit entrepreneurs think they can skip the whole plan, rather than just the sections on valuation, equity offered, and exit strategy. equity funding investor non-profit philanthropist Angel investors and venture capitalists don’t invest in non-profits.

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Flexible VCs With Structures Between Equity and Revenue-Based Investing

David Teten

V: Should you raise venture capital from a traditional equity VC or a Revenue-Based Investing VC? VI: Revenue-based financing: The next step for private equity and early-stage investment. VIII: The Leading Flexible VCs, With Structures Between Equity and Revenue-Based Investing.