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Posts Tagged ‘investment banking’

Point Number 10 on How To Pursue Venture Capital

Hire a really good lawyer who knows the ropes. In our last post, we covered dividing up the responsibility for work and success. This time, let’s talk about a crucial team member: your lawyer. Seriously. I know it sounds like a pitch, but I am sincere. Of course we hope that you will hire North [...]

 

Point Number 8 on How To Pursue Venture Capital

Know your financial structure. In our last post, we covered a number of factors that affect the founder’s ultimate ownership percentage. In this section, we have a bit more detail. What you need to know up front that the venture capital investment process has become highly standardized. In many ways this is a good thing. It helps [...]

 

Point Number 7 on How To Pursue Venture Capital

“The time has come,” the VC said, “to talk of many things – Of Points and Pies and Preferences and Option Grants with Strings” (With apologies to Lewis Carroll)

 

Point 2 on How To Pursue Venture Capital

In our prior post, we introduced our Ten Points When Seeking Venture Capital and covered the first, Be realistic. Point 2. Be persistent – very persistent. The venture capital business model assumes founders will face many obstacles as their businesses grow. This is one reason why the valuations they place on early-stage companies are so [...]

 

SEC Approves Rule Change for New Investment Banker Registration Category and New Series 79

Good news for investment bankers, financial intermediaries and business brokers — there is finally an NASD exam and registration tailored to your work. Rather than having to meet the requirements of the Series 7 license, the Securities and Exchange Commission has approved a rule change creating a new “Limited Representative — Investment Banker Registration” category [...]