10 Great Quora Answers on Valuation & Venture Capital

Posted by Dan Eyman | November 8th, 2016 | No responses

I was answering some Quora questions recently on valuation when I started to look around the site to see if there were any other good questions and answers on valuation, venture capital, startup fundraising etc....here is what caught my eye in no particular order: What are the best ways to [...]

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. [...]

Venture Capital Breakdown – Q2 2016

Posted by Dan Eyman | July 12th, 2016 | No responses

West Coast Venture Capital Deal Flow and Breakdown for Q2 2016

6 Podcasts About VC we are Listening to and You Should Too!

Posted by Dan Eyman | June 27th, 2016 | No responses

Twenty Minute VC – (~20 min) Hosted by Harry Stebbings – This is just like it sounds, twenty minute interviews with venture capital investors and each podcast follows a succinct format, intro, interview, and then a quick fire round of questions.   Acquired – (~50min) Podcast about acquisitions, mostly tech, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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