5 Factors That’ll Make a Big Difference With Your 409A Valuation

Posted by Dan Eyman | October 10th, 2016 | No responses

When it comes to private company 409A valuation it is helpful to first have some context in terms of how to think about it. First, 409A valuations are a tax compliance issue. They are not the value of your company upon an acquisition or the pre-money that you might go [...]

Unlocking the Unicorn Handcuffs

Posted by Dan Eyman | September 30th, 2016 | No responses

New legislation was introduced in July and passed the house last week called the Empowering Employees Through Stock Ownership Act (EESO) and it is aimed at providing employees of privately held company employees the flexibility in handling the tax obligations with exercising stock options for a period of up to seven years. [...]

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

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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 […]

Simple Agreement for Future Equity: Safe Explained

Posted by Dan Eyman | August 12th, 2015 | No responses

Safe is a Simple Agreement for Future Equity. YC partner Corlynn Levy created it as an alternative to convertible notes in December of 2013.  Convertible notes have disadvantages. There are legal regulations for debt which include requiring a return, interest rates cannot be to far from market, and conversion can […]

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