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What you need to know about warrants

StartupCFO

I often get questions from CEOs about warrants, so I thought I would share a primer on them here. A warrant is basically like the options that you give to your employees. Warrants are typically given to investors as an incentive for investing. Example : A typical venture debt loan might have 10% warrant coverage. In this example, a $5M loan would require you to issue a warrant for $500K worth of shares in your company.

Convertible Debt – Warrants

Ask The VC

The other approach to a discount is to “issue warrants” This approach is more complex and usually only applies to situations where the company has already raised a round of equity, but it still pops up in early stage deals. However, if you are doing a later stage convertible debt round, or your investors insist on you issuing warrants, here’s how it works. In this case the investor will get a warrant for $20,000. What does $20,000 worth of warrants mean?

Warrants In A Deal With An Advisor

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He travels alot so, this would be around his availability etc etc 2) he’d like to be paid not in cash (we can’t do this) but ‘via warrants’ priced at the same price and on the same terms as the deal done with our first round financier. He has stated that any entitlement to warrants earned cannot be revoked upon any subsequent termination of the contract by me. Please could you explain what ‘warrants’ mean? Compensation advisor warrants

Series A Warrants Based On Milestones Versus A Deal With Two Closes

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Question: In a Series A, the investor is proposing a preferred stock with warrants. The warrants relate to the accomplishment of milestones, are optional, and are priced at 50% above the initial price. It sounds like the proposal is a “Preferred A&# with a “warrant&# for more “Preferred A&# at a price that is 50% more than the initial price. from the warrant). The post money valuation after the warrant is exercised is $6.25m (2.5m / 0.40).

Search warrant: Nicole Lovell messaged 'Dr_Tombstone' account tied to accused killer

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

CHRISTIANSBURG — A Kik messaging account tied to David Eisenhauer contacted Nicole Lovell under the screen name “Dr_Tombstone” in the days before her death, according to a search warrant obtained by T

Warrant says man led deputies on chase, rams patrol car

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ASHEVILLE — Authorities in Buncombe County say a man has been arrested after he fled from sheriff's deputies and rammed a patrol car during a chase

Should Your Startup Give Performance-Based Warrants?

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the economic benefits to BigCo never warrant all of the time and effort they put into getting a stake in your company and trying to make that stake worth money. What are Performance Based Warrants? What is a “performance based&# warrant? Make the warrants time based.

Convertible Debt – Discount or Warrant Coverage?

ithacaVC

Below I refer to this fair risk incentive as the “reward” The article I just read, however, argues strongly that the convertible debt holder, and, more importantly, the new Series A investors, would be better off if the convertible debt had warrant coverage instead of a conversion discount. Conversion Discount vs Warrant Coverage. I am on the Campus to Campus back from NYC to Ithaca. Smooth ride so far (better than the 6 hour trek on the way down yesterday).

State Briefs: Warrant: Man confessed to police

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Warrant: Man confessed to police

Feds: Oceanic whitetip shark warrants 'threatened' listing

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

officials say the oceanic whitetip shark's status in the wild warrants listing as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — U.S.

Search warrant: NC woman hid heroin in 4-year-old's pockets

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AP) — A search warrant says a Burlington woman charged with drug trafficking and child abuse hid heroin in the pockets of her 4-year-old child BURLINGTON, N.C. (AP)

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Warrant: NC man killed wife, stepdaughter during a blackout

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GREENVILLE — A search warrant obtained by a television station says a man told investigators that he killed his estranged wife and her daughter during a blackout

Court: Police executing 'no-knock' warrant before shooting

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AP) — Court documents show Hickory police were executing a "no knock" search warrant when a police officer was shot in the arm by a suspect who was shot and killed HICKORY, N.C. (AP)

Warrant: Man killed wife, stepdaughter during a blackout

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

AP) — A search warrant obtained by a television station says a man told investigators that he killed his estranged wife and her daughter during a blackout GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP)

Warrant: Mother of boy found dead on porch had used drugs

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AP) — Authorities in North Carolina say search warrants indicate the mother whose 3-year-old son was found dead on the porch of their Morganton home had used marijuana and methamphetamine prior to his death MORGANTON, N.C. (AP)

Warrant: Engine left running on truck that killed NC boy

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AP) — An arrest warrant says a man charged in the death of a 5-year-old Hillsborough boy killed when a construction truck hit him had left the engine running without the parking brake engaged correctly HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. (AP)

Search warrants sealed as Nicole Lovell death investigation continues

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

CHRISTIANSBURG — Search warrants executed by police in the death of Nicole Lovell have been sealed by a judge, as the prosecutor in the case says she will continue to consider whether evidence could w

Search warrants: Man confessed to killing 3 in Wake Forest

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AP) — Search warrants show a man charged with killing three people in a Wake County home confessed to the shootings before police searched his home WAKE FOREST, N.C. (AP)

Warrant: North Carolina teen girls extorted for nude photos

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

CORNELIUS — Warrants show more than a dozen teen girls at a North Carolina high school have been extorted for nude photos

Warrant: North Carolina teen girls extorted for nude photos

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

AP) — Warrants show more than a dozen teen girls at a North Carolina high school have been extorted for nude photos CORNELIUS, N.C. (AP)

Austin-based Perk.com Buys Viggle of New York

SiliconHills

11th, along with warrants […] The post Austin-based Perk.com Buys Viggle of New York appeared first on SiliconHills. Perk.com announced Monday it has signed an asset purchase agreement with New York-based Viggle Inc., a mobile and web-based entertainment marketing platform. Austin-based Perk will pay 1.5 million common shares, valued at $4.7 million, based on the closing price per Perk share of $4.30 on the Toronto Stock Exchange on Dec.

Warrants shed light on State Fair accident

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

RALEIGH — A newly released search warrant from the criminal probe into a thrill ride accident at the North Carolina State Fair shows investigators knew quickly that the machine had been tampered with

Using warrants to pump up your VC valuation

www.mattbartus.com

One possibility is to negotiate a higher valuation and offer warrants (i.e., Take a look at the numbers when you increase the fully diluted pre-money valuation from $3 million to $5 million and include warrants: Pre-Money. Warrants. -. 1,333,333 warrants x $0.50

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Nicole Lovell case: Arrest warrant includes student comment about 'truth'

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

CHRISTIANSBURG – David Edmond Eisenhauer, who is accused of killing 13-year-old Nicole Lovell, and Natalie Keepers, who is accused of helping dispose of the teen's body, made their first appearances i

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Warrants issued in deadly fight at N. Carolina country club

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SBI got warrant for 15 accounts in photo probe

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

RALEIGH — The State Bureau of Investigation obtained a search warrant for user information and content for 15 Instagram accounts in its probe of nude photos of students in Wake County

Warrant: Va. man heard voices before he stabbed couple, screaming 'Allah akbar'

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Warrant for hitchhiker leads cops to double murder suspects

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

TREVOSE, Pa. (AP) AP) — Authorities in Pennsylvania say police seeking someone in auto theft stumbled upon another man and a woman who are wanted in a double homicide in North Carolina — and that man is d

Warrant: Man left bite marks across 2-year-old's body

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) AP) — Authorities have charged a Winston-Salem man in the death of a 2-year-old boy who they say had bite marks on various parts of his body that were caused by the suspect

Warrant issued for NC man in nightclub shooting death

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) AP) — Orangeburg County sheriff's deputies are looking for a North Carolina man in a shooting outside a nightclub in which one man was killed and three others wounded

Warrant: Teens got $3 and phone in fatal Greensboro robbery

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

GREEENSBORO, N.C. (AP) AP) — Authorities say three teens charged in the beating death a 74-year-old man in Greensboro during a robbery made off with $3 and a cellphone

Warrant details torture of Erica Parsons, how her body was ‘discarded’

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

Sandy Parsons, who broke his silence to investigators three years after they started looking for the missing girl, told Rowan County sheriff’s Detective Lt. Chad Moose in August that Erica was long dead and her body could be found in

What Can You Do if a VC Pulls Their Term Sheet?

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Warrants: Parents always seemed to be punishing missing girl, witnesses said

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

SALISBURY — Before she was last reported seen in 2011, family members suspected Erica Parsons was being abused, according to search warrants released Thursday

Warrant: Woman had gun when she arrived at NC jail

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) AP) — Police in Raleigh say a woman who was among a group of people arrested in a raid at a nightclub had a gun hidden on her when she arrived at the Wake County jail