How does a VC keep a track of his/her investment?


Professional investors typically have a range of information rights that they negotiate for when making an investment. While not every investor will have every right (or every right with the same frequency), the types of things we’re talking about include: Seat on the Board of Directors. “Information rights” (the ability to come into the office and ask questions and view documents).

Capture Audience Contact Info with PresentNow.Me, Launching for SXSW

Austin Startup

Your last slide typically is your contact information, right? With PresentNow, you will have a structured way of getting audience contact information when you present at conferences. We've all been on stage somewhere giving a talk on something. Some people email you, other people follow you on Twitter, and others want to connect with you on LinkedIn. Consumer crm presentnow SXSW

Why the Blockchain is so disruptive for venture capital

Version One Ventures

Then, if you win the deal, you have major influence on the development of the start-up through negotiated governance mechanisms like board seats, information rights, anti-dilution rights, etc. The good news is that the breathtaking speed at which the crypto space is moving right now will slow down once the current ICO bubble bursts. These days not a single meeting with a fellow VC goes by without talking about Blockchain and how to invest in this space.

Why You Don’t Want to Give Financial Information to All of Your Investors

Both Sides of the Table

I have blogged about some of the downside consequences of the changes and the private information I have says the consequences are much worse than is reported in the press since few people publicly talk about. There’s another issue I can add to your list of things to be aware of – information rights. He informed the investor that this was a violation of confidentiality clauses and we now have our company counsel reviewing the situation.

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What is Structured Data & Schema for Websites & SEO?

Duct Tape Marketing

Rich Snippets : If your Structured Data coding is implemented correctly, the search engines will use the Structured Data on your website to display key information right into the search results page. Although right now, this is primarily an indirect effect.

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How Many Angels is the Right Amount for a Startup to Have?

Both Sides of the Table

They now have a strong VC lead from Foundry Group and from experience when you get advice from Foundry it comes with authority, experience, empathy and the right amount of straight talk. I actually think a strong lead with some well-placed and experienced angels is the right mix. The right ones are invaluable additions. But we’ve gotten the point where ENIFA and they will invest with no information based solely on the name of who else has invested.

Venture Deals: Chapter 6: Other Terms of the Term Sheet

Ask The VC

This chapter covers those terms, which include dividends, redemption rights, conditions precedent to financing, information rights, registration rights, right of first refusal, voting rights, restriction on sales, proprietary information and inventions agreement, co-sale agreement, founders’ activities, initial public offering shares purchase, no-shop agreement, indemnification, and assignment.

The Era of Business Cards Is Dead

Inc Startups

When I respond I make sure to include my full contact information.) using their phones to type contact information right there on the spot. Available for iPhone and Android, the best part of this app is its ability to transmit information from your phone to your computer.

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The 10x Angel. The 0x Angel.

Hunter Walker

If you just need the money, stick unknown angels in an AngelList Syndicate so they have more limited information rights. 10x, as in “10x Engineer,” is a well-trod expression used to suggest there are classes of people who are so much better than average that the results you get from them are an order of magnitude higher.

Your Entrepreneur World Changes When You Take Money

Startup Professionals Musings

Maybe you had an informal Advisory Board before, but now you have a formal Board of Directors. Access rights to operational information. All investors have information rights which are detailed in the shareholders rights agreement.

What are the terms of Yuri Milner/SV Angel’s Start Fund $150K investment into Y Combinator companies?

Startup Company Lawyer

Automatic conversion: on a $1M equity financing with no conversion discount and no price cap , provided that the transaction documents provide for a right to purchase a pro rata share of future financings. (I On January 28, 2011, Yuri Milner and SV Angel announced that their Start Fund would offer all Y Combinator companies $150K in convertible debt.

You're On Facebook and Twitter. Now What?

Inc Startups

Your fans and followers represent a treasure trove of data--information on spending traits and brand preferences. Use that information right and you can open an amazing, productive dialogue with your target market, finding out what they love and hate. Got friends and followers?

Good enough!

The Startup Toolkit

But perfect information takes forever to collect. Is it worth spending the time on additional tests to get more accurate information right now? Let’s say you want to know whether your business will work or not before you bet the farm on it. It’s just not worth it. If your taco cart is successful, does that mean you can justify the 200k lease and kitchen refurb for your taco restaurant? Maybe, maybe not.

No Shelf Life: Why Selling Insurance May Be Right for You

Up and Running

While this is certainly true, there are also lots of us who know we have the drive and skills to run our own business if we could just decide on the right product or service to offer. Insurance is a great product for several reasons, and it might just be the right field for you.


Ben's Blog

However, we still had a problem: because we had invested in Kevin’s seed round, we had both information rights and pro rata rights to the series B. These are important and valuable rights, but it seemed completely unethical to us to exercise them since we funded a competitor. As a result, we unilaterally and without compensation or consideration gave Kevin back those rights and did not invest further in Instagram. Now what the hell is you lookin’ for?


How To Start An Etsy Shop

Up and Running

If so, you’ve come to the right place. You can read more about Etsy products and policies on their very informative blog. Reading material: Etsy offers a detailed archive, The Seller’s Handbook, available for perusal with information right from the horse’s mouth.

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Shorter Flights at Lower Heights: The Right Way To Angel Invest


The major investors no longer provide early investors with Information Rights (the right to receive financial or strategic facts about the company). This is a guest post by Dave Balter.

6 Emotions That Make Customers Buy

Inc Startups

Customers make purchasing decisions because they have carefully considered a set of good information, right? While information may help change that emotional state, it's the emotion that's important, not the information. That's just information.

What is convertible equity (or a convertible security)?

Startup Company Lawyer

For example, the Series Seed documents contain limited protective provisions, a right of first offer on future financings, a board seat, and information rights. I’m not sure that founders really prefer to do convertible debt in order to avoid giving away these rights. I simply believe that angel investors don’t really think to ask for board seats and other rights (such as vetos on a sale of company, etc.)

New Entrepreneurs Think Investor Money is All Fun

Startup Professionals Musings

Maybe you had an informal Advisory Board before, but now you have a formal Board of Directors. Access rights to operational information. All investors have information rights which are detailed in the shareholders rights agreement.

What are the regulatory barriers preventing the emergence of a liquid market for equity in seed stage startups?


NONE of that is available with seed stage startups, so that even IF it were legally and economically viable to trade them, and even IF there were analysts who followed every public move the company made, there still would be no way whatsoever for anyone outside the company (or Major Investors, if they have Information Rights) to have the slightest idea as to what a realistic price should be for the stock.

“There isn’t just one Reaktor way of doing things – The teams work like startups”


It’s a beautiful app; you can grab boarding passes, check your flight schedules, and it gives you information right when you need it. You’re constantly thinking ‘what are the most important things to do with this customer right now', instead of some central managed decision making.”

Thoughts on Convertible Notes

K9 Ventures

Notes may have fewer rights associated with them, but they come with one big hammer. Founders often say that they prefer doing notes because they don’t want to deal with a Board of Directors, or the rights and preferences that come with an equity financing.

How do the sample Series Seed financing documents differ from typical Series A financing documents?

Startup Company Lawyer

In addition, I think that a “peace treaty&# between early-stage investors and startup companies on standard terms (at least at a term sheet level) is a step in the right direction. million, the investors expect to receive a full set of Series A documents with rights essentially the same as venture capital investors. To differentiate it from typical “Series A&# preferred stock, which comes with certain expectations with regard to rights. Future rights.

Social Trends: What does it take to create a remarkable industry blog?


Yeah, sometimes its a little distracting to have my workflow interrupted by other people, but for the most part it is a benefit because I get involved right away in these conversations about trending topics. I actually sit right across from Becky, our social media manager.

Square Launches Customer Loyalty Features

Inc Startups

The new program will store frequent buyers’ information right on the Register, including their names and photos. Forget those paper "Buy one, get one free" cards that customers tend to lose anyway. There's a better way--no hole-punching required.

50 Great Ways To Use QR Codes In The College Classroom


The small, square codes are ubiquitous, showing up on everything from flyers to beer bottles, allowing anyone with a smart phone to quickly scan and find out more information with the code. Information & Enhancement.

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Managing Angel Investors: It's Like Herding Cats

Inc Startups

Here's how to do it right. Pick the Right Investors This point seems obvious, but it is often ignored or overlooked by entrepreneurs. Provide focused and relevant information with your investor updates: recent results, honest assessments, goals and even "assignments" for your investors.

Landing Page Best Practices: Remove Distractions, Be Bold & Tell a Story


On your screen right now, on the bottom left, it’s all about buying the course on Amazon. Oli’s Feedback: Remove the “What People Are Saying” and the section right after that, just remove them entirely.

Six Tips to Make Sure You Aren’t Poaching Intellectual Property Along with Employees


By James Pooley, author of “ Secrets: Managing Information Assets in the Age of Cyberespionage “. Best of all, this kind of hiring is perfectly legal, right? The first is hiring a new employee with the intention of gaining access to confidential information about another company.

How to Come Up with More Winning Tests Using Data


The hard part is testing the right things, and having the right treatment. You sell to trendy high school kids with very little money, I sell yachts to millionaires – highly different context, right? We need information to act on.

Case Study: SlideShare goes freemium

Startup Lessons Learned

SlideShare used the two streams of information to segment their market and come up with three plans that recombined the custom channel features in meaningful ways. “We don’t give you all this Pro plan information right away when you join SlideShare.

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Planify Launches To Get You Planning Drinks And Events With Your Friends


Clicking on a location gives you shows you the information you need, like a map, photo, opening hours, and and user comments and photos, so sort of like Yelp in that respect.

IRM software dominance at stake: Norwegian ex-pat ForgeRock lands $30 million Series C


The now all-American tech firm is challenging its big market competitors with a new type of open source Information Rights Management (IRM). Identity software company ForgeRock has been through what you could call a turbulent quest for treasure.

The Case for Crowdfunding

Inc Startups

The data-collection inherent to online activity provides new businesses with critical information. From the very start of a campaign, crowdfunding captures relevant information from both campaign owners and campaign funders. What does the JOBS Act have to do with the Statue of Liberty?

What To Do When Your Trusted Employees Defect To The Competition


By James Pooley, author of “ Secrets: Managing Information Assets in the Age of Cyberespionage “. In the hands of the competition, information about your products, processes, strategies, and client base can dull your competitive edge and hurt profitability at a time when every penny counts.

5 e-Commerce Tips To Attract Back-to-School Shoppers


If you write information people will want to know about your product, it will naturally contain relevant keywords that will surface your listing in search results. Also, never copy and paste product information right from the manufacturer’s site.

Where In The World Is Eduardo Saverin?

Thinking About Thinking

They were right. I walked through each term and explained in the simplest language what they meant – “preferred”, “voting rights”, “anti-dilution”, “protective provisions”, “registration rights”, “information rights”, “board of directors”, etc.

3 Things To Do Before Creating An Online Form


2015 is a renaissance of sorts for do-it-yourselfers, with web forms right in the thick of it. Separate the information you need from the information you want. Know before you even start making your first form what information you need versus what information you merely want.

Why I Don’t Like Board Observers

Both Sides of the Table

Since I already attacked one sacred cow, let me come right back with my second: Board Observers. The first is a “board member.&# This is a person who had legal, corporate governance rights to vote on initiatives that require board approval.