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Posts Tagged ‘VC funds’

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)

 

Who’s Looking out for the Little Guy?

Delaware Chancery Court – that’s who!

 

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.

 

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 [...]

 

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 [...]