FEBRUARY 1, 2018
The treatment of the friends, family and angels (FFA) as the startup matures and raises larger rounds of financing over time is interesting. The short answer is that we completely believe that ALL investors (including FFAs) should have preemptive rights (just the right to invest in future rounds on a pro rata basis). And as stated above, I think they should use these rights. It is highly typical for a startup to have small investors on its cap table.