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 […]

5 Steps to Arrive at a Seed Stage Pre-Money Valuation

Posted by Dan Eyman | June 20th, 2016 | No responses

Valuation, or the price an investor is willing to pay for shares in your company, is obviously an important issue. So much so that I was recently listening to the Twenty Minute VC interview with Manu Kumar and he said that he has walked away from many seed deals because […]

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 […]

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 […]

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