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Posts Tagged ‘private equity’

Point Number 9 on How To Pursue Venture Capital

Build your team early. In our last post, we covered normal deal terms that affect how ownership is divided and risk shared. This time, let’s talk about dividing up the responsibility for work and success. No matter how smart, committed, persistent, motivated, talented, indomitable and attractive you may believe yourself to be, no one can [...]

 

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 Number 6 on How To Pursue Venture Capital

Watch what you say. Last time, we focused on having a plan. As a corollary to presenting that plan in your conversations while seeking venture capital, here are some things you should never ever say (or at least do your best to avoid saying) to a venture capitalist: This is really several tips in one post. [...]

 

Point 3 on How To Pursue Venture Capital

In prior posts, we introduced our Ten Points When Seeking Venture Capital and covered : Be realistic. Be persistent. Point 3. Communicate. Let the venture capital funds know what you’re doing. Keep them informed on developments, both in your company, and in the industry segment you hope to dominate.

 

Ten Points When Seeking Venture Capital – #1

I have watched the venture capital market place for over 25 years. I’ve represented venture funds in the formation process, and in their investment activities. I have represented companies that received venture capital, and many that did not. I also started a company that raised $10 million in angel money and professional venture capital. The [...]

 

Middle Market M&A Transaction Size Increases as Dollar Volume Slows

Merger and acquisition transactions among private companies are down 58% compared to the first half of 2008 according to a survey released by the Alliance of Merger and Acquisition Advisors (AM &AA) http://www.amaaonline.com/, an association and credentialing body for middle market M & A professionals. The survey results for the 12 month period ending June [...]