The 3 Things eShares Gets Wrong on 409A

Posted by Dan Eyman | August 18th, 2016 | No responses

eShares, the cap table management software company recently announced that they had four announcements regarding their lead gen product, also known as 409A valuations to us, recently here. After the announcement I took the time to look into the offering and claims from them. I downloaded the open source model […]

What is Phantom Stock?

Posted by Dan Eyman | July 5th, 2016 | No responses

 It is stock that entitles you to a Rolls Royce Phantom….not really…that would be cool though. Phantom Stock Phantom stock is simply a promise to pay a bonus in the form of the equivalent of either the value of company shares or the increase in that value over a period […]

7 Ways to Fund Your Startup

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

Courtesy of: Visual Capitalist

Convertibles with a KISS

Posted by Dan Eyman | June 13th, 2015 | No responses

A lot of entrepreneurs have heard of convertible notes, which is a form of debt instrument, they have there problems. Mark Suster documented them here and James Geshwiler talked more recently about them here. So what is an early stage founder supposed to do? I would suggest using the open source documents […]

What is Series FF Stock?

Posted by Dan Eyman | September 9th, 2014 | No responses

    Often founders of companies simply hold common stock while the company investors hold preferred stock which come with certain rights and preferences Let’s say that you started a company and maybe even got your first round of funding. Things are going well, you got traction, MVP, and  revenue. […]

The New Series A

Posted by Dan Eyman | May 9th, 2014 | No responses

A couple of weeks ago Manu Kumar from K9 ventures had a post called The New Venture Landscape. Brad Feld from Foundry also noted it here and thought it was a little bay area centric. I’ll add that I have also heard this from entrepreneurs when talking about Series A rounds. I will […]

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