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The Anatomy of A Term Sheet: Conversion, Voting Rights, Documentation, and Financial Information [i]   Author: Brian Laung Aoaeh   We started discussing term sheets sometime ago. If you missed those discussions you should consider reading the previous posts titled “The Anatomy of A Term Sheet” before you read this one.   Today we will continue our discussion of the conversion, voting rights, documentation and financial information clauses on the term sheet.[ii]   Conversion: It [...]

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Managing Relationships With Venture Capitalists for Your Startup[i]   Author: Brian Laung Aoaeh   First, an apology. The frequency with which I have posted over the last 3 or 4 months has been erratic at best. I have been adjusting to an increase in demands on my time on a number of different fronts. I think I have adjusted now, and so I will start to post more regularly once more.   My thinking now [...]

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After Our First Meeting, How To Help Me To Quickly Learn About Your Startup and Maybe Say Yes (via www.innovationfootprints.com) Let’s be open. I am not going to make up my mind about investing in your startup after just one meeting. And, I definitely am not making my decision wholly based on looking at your pitch deck. I like to do my own homework. So I think of your pitch…

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What I Worry About When I Am Studying A Startup (via www.innovationfootprints.com) One of the things I really like about my job studying and investing in early stage startups is that I am constantly learning something new. This is true especially when I am encountering a startup for the first time, and begin to study polished and…

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A Note on Viral Marketing – Part I: What is it? (via www.innovationfootprints.com) Recently, I have had to immerse myself into studying about viral marketing in order to understand some challenges faced by startups I am studying or assisting as part of my responsibilities at work. This series of posts on Viral Marketing is my attempt…

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The Anatomy of A Term Sheet: Liquidation Preference & Participation Preferences, Simple Scenarios[i]   Author: Brian Laung Aoaeh   We started discussing term sheets sometime ago. If you missed those discussions you should consider reading the previous posts titled “The Anatomy of A Term Sheet” before you read this one.   Today we will continue our discussion of liquidation, and participation preferences.[ii]  The Liquidation Preference is probably the second most important term that you will [...]

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The Anatomy of A Term Sheet: Liquidation Preference[i]   Author: Brian Laung Aoaeh   We started discussing term sheets sometime ago. If you missed those discussions you should consider reading the previous posts titled “The Anatomy of A Term Sheet” before you read this one.   Today we will be discussing another important economic term.[ii]  The Liquidation Preference is probably the second most important term that you will negotiate with your investors. It is second [...]

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The Anatomy of A Term Sheet: Price – Additional Considerations[i]   Author: Brian Laung Aoaeh   We started discussing term sheets sometime ago. If you missed those discussions you should consider reading the previous posts titled “The Anatomy of A Term Sheet” before you read this one.   Last time we focused our attention on arguably the most important economic term on any termsheet – the price per share (PPS).[ii] Today we will explore a [...]

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The Anatomy of A Term Sheet: Price[i]   Author: Brian Laung Aoaeh   We started discussing term sheets about 8 weeks ago. If you missed those discussions you should consider reading the previous 4 posts I have written for Tekedia on this subject before you read this one.   Today we will focus our attention on arguably the most important economic term on any termsheet – the price per share (PPS).[ii] The price per share [...]

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The Anatomy of A Term Sheet: Securities Issued, Aggregate Proceeds and Purchasers[i] Author: Brian Laung Aoaeh   We started discussing term sheets about 6 weeks ago. If you missed those discussions you should consider reading the previous three posts before you read this one.   Today we will focus our attention on the first 3 items from the Series Seed termsheet[ii].   Securities to issue: Venture capitalists in the United States typically negotiate for some [...]

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