5 Go-To Resources For Startups

Posted by Dan Eyman | June 13th, 2016 | No responses

We work with startups all the time and thought we would highlight a few resources that we have not only come across but also checked out and think every startup could benefit by accessing:   1. Y Combinator Startup Library: Good place to start for all things startup. They have […]

Rights & Preferences: BOD Rights

Posted by Dan Eyman | May 24th, 2016 | No responses

What is a Board of Directors (BOD)? The BOD is the governing body of a company and approves (ratifies) all major decisions, including but not limited to selling the company, going public (IPO), debt financing, equity financing, and more. Basically, on all major “stuff” the Board will be involved and […]

Rights & Preferences: What You Need to Know About Dividends

Posted by Dan Eyman | May 19th, 2016 | No responses

These are not usually a real point of negotiation with venture capital term sheets but we have seen terms that can be dilutive to founders and its best to understand what these terms mean and how they affect you and your company. First I want to take a moment to […]

Rights & Preferences: Conversion Rights

Posted by Dan Eyman | May 15th, 2016 | No responses

What is a Conversion Right? Investors are issued Preferred stock and not common stock. Preferred stock typically has more economic value than common stock due to the rights and preferences that are granted with the issuance of such stock. One of these rights and preferences is conversion rights. A conversion right […]

7 Ways to Fund Your Startup

Posted by Dan Eyman | May 14th, 2016 | No responses

Courtesy of: Visual Capitalist

Rights & Preferences: The Liquidation Preference

Posted by Dan Eyman | December 4th, 2015 | No responses

The liquidation preference is the key differentiating factor between the common and preferred share. The liquidation preference gives the preferred shareholder, typically a venture capitalist, the first priority to any proceeds upon a liquidation of the company. A pause here to understand the difference between a liquidation event and a […]

How Venture Capital Works

Posted by Dan Eyman | November 3rd, 2015 | No responses

Today we are going to write a brief and basic intro into how venture capital funds are structured, who there investors are, how they typically work.       Limited Partnerships: Most venture capital funds are limited partnerships typically with twp types of partners. The general partner and the limited […]

Do I Need a 409A??

Posted by Dan Eyman | October 22nd, 2015 | No responses

Can you answer yes to Any of the following questions?? Did you raise a round of financing?   Do you want to issue stock options to new employees?   Are you issuing restricted stock?   Are you issuing any warrants on your common stock?   If you can answer yes […]

8 Questions to Ask Before Accepting a Job at a Startup

Posted by Dan Eyman | September 22nd, 2015 | No responses

1. What type of equity grant will I receive? Equity can be granted in the form of  Incentive Stock Options (ISO), which is most typical for and can only be granted to employees, Nonqualified Stock Options (NSO), and Restricted Stock Units (RSU). For the difference on ISO versus NSO see @Capshare’s […]

How Much Should a Startup Founder Pay Herself?

Posted by Dan Eyman | September 10th, 2015 | No responses

Founders sometimes ask what to pay themselves once they have raised money or at least be able to tell a prospective investor what they plan on paying them selves post-investment. Obviously in the very early stages this is a non issues as founders are often bootstrapping and/or working while trying […]

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