• The 3 Secret Agreements You Make When Accepting Venture Capital | Dan Martell

    Are you planning to raise money for your business? In this video, I share a few important things to note when you're raising capital for your startup. My last 2 companies were venture backed and I've learned a lot about the world of investments and now in this video, I reveal secrets that can maximize your chance of success. + Join me on FB: http://FB.com/DanMartell + Connect w/ me live: http://periscope.tv/danmartell + Tweet me: http://twitter.com/danmartell + Instagram awesomeness: http://instagram.com/danmartell Are you an entrepreneur? Get free weekly video training here: http://www.danmartell.com/newsletter Looking to raise a round of funding? Watch my free video on Fundraising Like a Pro http://lp.danmartell.com/fundraising Hey, Fundraising is a sexy topic. And understandably...

    published: 19 Oct 2015
  • SAFE Financing Docs: SAFE & Convertible Notes Explained - AngelKings.com

    SAFE Financing (Simple Agreement for Future Equity) from Y-Combinator; SAFE vs. Convertible Notes (http://angelkings.com/course); convertible notes vs. SAFE notes (http://angelkings.com/invest), SAFE note caps and term sheets for both convertible notes and SAFE documents templates. Expert on startups Ross Blankenship describes how the #SAFE financing process works and everything you need to know. #SAFE financing #SAFE notes The Simple Agreement for Future Equity #convertible note

    published: 10 Mar 2016
  • 4. How do Limited Partnership Agreements Work?

    How do Limited Partnership Agreements Work? Limited partnership agreements are agreements between a limited partner (LP) and a general partner (GP). Limited partners are the investors in a private equity firm. As discussed previously (Video #3), these are institutions (pensions, endowments, foundations) or individuals (family offices, select high net worth individuals). The general partner is the private equity firm. (Video #5 discusses the details of private equity firms.) The LP and the GP join in a limited partnership agreement to form a private equity fund, with the purpose of investing in companies. Once an investment in a company has been made, it becomes a portfolio company of the private equity fund. The LP has limited liability and does not give the private equity fund all...

    published: 07 Jun 2016
  • The Difference between Private Equity and Venture Capital

    Rick Smith is the Co-founder of Crosscut Ventures (http://crosscutventures.com/) Private equity is a safer investment and venture capital looks for greater returns. FOR MORE EXPERT CONTENT VISIT: http://www.docstoc.com/resources/videos Docstoc is the largest online collection of business and legal documents to help you grow and manage your small business and professional life. http://www.docstoc.com/video/89632722/private-equity-vs-venture-capital

    published: 10 Aug 2011
  • The Most Important Points in a VC Term Sheet

    Click Here To See More From This Expert: http://www.docstoc.com/profile/brian-garrett The Most Important Points in a VC Term Sheet Brian Garrett, co-founder of CrossCut Ventures (http://www.crosscutventures.com) talks about VC term sheets. He reviews the four most important aspects of the term sheet, and how to handle them. Docstoc has over 20 million business and legal documents to help you grow and manage your small business and professional life. Thousands of how-to articles and videos with fresh content uploaded every day. Attorney reviewed documents to save you time and money. Connect with us on Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/DocstocFB Connect with us on Twitter - https://twitter.com/#!/docstoc Connect with us on Google+ - https://plus.google.com/10380175575...

    published: 02 Feb 2012
  • Term Sheets: Economics and Control (Intro) ||| Venture Capital ||| Bite-Sized VC

    Welcome to Bite-Sized VC, a weekly show covering the ins and outs of venture capital, fundraising terminology, and the financial vehicles that power entrepreneurship & startups. Hope you SUBSCRIBE and SHARE! //////////////////// #BSVC Episode #007 We introduce the concept of Term Sheets, the first legal document that you will encounter between yourself and a venture capitalist and a venture capital organization. It is NOT binding, so, you or the VC can opt-out later during "due diligence" or a broader fact-finding scenario(s). Here are a few links to popular and very well-used term sheets: YCombinator SAFE: http://www.ycombinator.com/documents/ Series Seed: http://www.seriesseed.com/ Foundry Group Standard Docs: http://www.venturedeals.com/resources Gust Term Sheet: http://gust.co...

    published: 24 Feb 2017
  • How To Distribute Startup Equity (The Smart Way) | Dan Martell

    Having issues deciding how to split up the equity in your business between your team (co-founder), advisors and potential investors? In this video, I provide some guidelines and some major DON'TS when thinking about startup equity. Are you an entrepreneur? Get free weekly video training here: http://www.danmartell.com/newsletter + Join me on FB: http://FB.com/DanMartell + Connect w/ me live: http://periscope.tv/danmartell + Tweet me: http://twitter.com/danmartell + Instagram awesomeness: http://instagram.com/danmartell Related Videos - To Raise or Not To Raise Venture Capital https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=syfMR9Akxqo - The 3 Secret Agreements You Make When Accepting Venture https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=syfMR9Akxqo - Startup Balance With Kids https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2NsSWY...

    published: 11 Jan 2016
  • Tips from a VC: Negotiating a Term Sheet

    Click Here To See More From This Expert: http://www.docstoc.com/profile/brian-garrett Tips from a VC: Negotiating a Term Sheet Brian Garrett, co-founder of CrossCut Ventures (http://www.crosscutventures.com) talks about term sheets. These tips will help you get the upper hand in negotiations with your VC fund. Docstoc has over 20 million business and legal documents to help you grow and manage your small business and professional life. Thousands of how-to articles and videos with fresh content uploaded every day. Attorney reviewed documents to save you time and money. Connect with us on Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/DocstocFB Connect with us on Twitter - https://twitter.com/#!/docstoc Connect with us on Google+ - https://plus.google.com/103801755756812961700 ...

    published: 02 Feb 2012
  • Do You Ask A Venture Captial Firm To Sign A Non Disclosure Agreement by Andrew Romans

    http://madweekly.com/2014/08/17/do-you-ask-a-venture-capital-firm-to-sign-a-non-disclosure-agreement-by-andrew-romans/ Do You Ask A Venture Capital Firm To Sign A Non Disclosure Agreement I recently had the opportunity to interview Andrew Romans, a partner at Rubicon Venture Capital and the author of The Entrepreneurial Bible to Venture Captial: Inside Secrets from the Leaders in the Startup Game. Andrew recently wrote The Entrepreneurial Bible to Venture Capital to give insights into the venture capital world. In this segment of the interview Andrew talks about the problem with Crowd Funding. Do You Ask A Venture Capital Firm To Sign A Non Disclosure Agreement Transcript: CHRIS HAMILTON: I can see you recoil there. I have my own thoughts. I absolutely hate nondisclosure agreements ...

    published: 04 Aug 2014
  • Should You Ask a Venture Capitalist to Sign an NDA?

    http://www.thestartupshepherd.com You can’t wait to share your startup idea with investors. So, should you ask a venture capitalist to sign a non-disclosure agreement (NDA)? Non-disclosure agreements are also called confidentiality agreements and they say that the person with whom you share your idea won’t tell it to anyone else. Seems fair, right? But, most venture capitalists do not sign non-disclosure agreements. They don’t need to. They have so many deals to look at and most entrepreneurs don’t try to get them to sign non-disclosure agreements (maybe at one point they did but now startup founders know better than to ask). Venture capitalists do not want to manage all that paperwork – negotiate the terms and keep track of all the confidentiality agreements. Plus, they do not want to...

    published: 18 Mar 2016
  • Chris Douvos: Limited Partners and Funds of Funds

    Chris Douvos is a managing director at Venture Investment Associates. Prior to joining VIA, he co-headed the private equity program at The Investment Fund For Foundations (TIFF), and also worked on Princeton University’s endowment team. Chris authors a blog, www.SuperLP.com, which explores investment topics, including private equity. In this talk, Chris discusses the role of Limited Partners (LPs) in the investing world of technology and startups. MS&E 476: Entrepreneurship through the Lens of Venture Capital We often discuss how technology is reinvented and disrupted, but there is also a good amount of change occurring within the venture capital industry. Within the past several decades there have been new entrants, from incubators to angels to different models of venture capital. ...

    published: 30 Aug 2016
  • Tech Start-Up Legal Issues 6: A VC's Advice: Video

    May 7 (Bloomberg) -- Ian Sigalow, a partner at Greycroft Partners LLC, talks with Bloomberg Law's Spencer Mazyck about legal challenges confronting technology start-ups and model venture capital financing documents. Sigalow shares his insights as part of a Bloomberg Law series, "Technology Start-Up Legal Issues." (Source: Bloomberg)

    published: 07 May 2012
  • How To Raise Venture Capital | Dan Martell

    Are you looking to raise money for your startup? In this video, I share 5 strategies to help you do that faster! For a more detailed training, watch my Fundraising Like a Pro webinar: http://lp.danmartell.com/fundraising + Join me on FB: http://FB.com/DanMartell + Connect w/ me live: http://periscope.tv/danmartell + Tweet me: http://twitter.com/danmartell + Instagram awesomeness: http://instagram.com/danmartell Are you an entrepreneur? Get free weekly video training here: http://www.danmartell.com/newsletter With gratitude, – Dan Don't forget to share this amazing entrepreneurial advice with your friends, so they can be inspired too: http://youtu.be/thrGCQVn9RI ===================== ABOUT DAN MARTELL ===================== “You can only keep what you give away.” That’s the mantra t...

    published: 31 Aug 2015
  • Understanding Shareholder Agreement [Funding, Termsheet Fundamentals]

    A shareholders' agreement is an agreement among the shareholders of a company.In this episode of eLagaan Whiteboard Friday, the eLagaan (http://elagaan.com ) team explains basic reason why every startup should have a shareholder agreement whenever there is more then one shareholder in the company. It discusses the advantages and disadvantages of having this legal contract between all the founders and major shareholders. Some of the key aspects of this agreement include: * Vesting schedule & reverse vesting schedule * Right of first refusal - What happens when one of the share holder is trying to sell their share, and the other share holders don't want him to * Tag along rights / Drag along rights - What if majority share holders want to sell the stocks and a minority share hol...

    published: 05 Oct 2012
  • Startup Docs: MUST-Know SAFE Agreement vs. Convertible Notes (Download)

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    published: 02 Feb 2017
  • Dave Sorin of McCarter & English discusses “Y Combinator’s SAFEs”

    Dave Sorin, the managing partner of McCarter’s East Brunswick office and the head of the Venture Capital & Emerging Growth Companies practice, discusses a nation-wide investor and accelerator, Y Combinator, and the concept of SAFEs: Simply Agreements for Future Equity.

    published: 11 Dec 2015
The 3 Secret Agreements You Make When Accepting Venture Capital | Dan Martell

The 3 Secret Agreements You Make When Accepting Venture Capital | Dan Martell

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Are you planning to raise money for your business? In this video, I share a few important things to note when you're raising capital for your startup. My last 2 companies were venture backed and I've learned a lot about the world of investments and now in this video, I reveal secrets that can maximize your chance of success. + Join me on FB: http://FB.com/DanMartell + Connect w/ me live: http://periscope.tv/danmartell + Tweet me: http://twitter.com/danmartell + Instagram awesomeness: http://instagram.com/danmartell Are you an entrepreneur? Get free weekly video training here: http://www.danmartell.com/newsletter Looking to raise a round of funding? Watch my free video on Fundraising Like a Pro http://lp.danmartell.com/fundraising Hey, Fundraising is a sexy topic. And understandably so. Because when executed properly, raising capital affords you the opportunity to scale up your startup with speed. To build a global sensation, reach billions with your product, and create mass-scale impact. The very moment you accept VC funding, you’re instantly fueled by increased access to: - Top-level talent - Experienced advisors - More press than you can handle And the cash to carry out your most ambitious plans But there is a dark side. One that many entrepreneurs sadly miss when asking for capital. And unless you’re willing to take an examined look at the HIDDEN agreements you’re implicitly accepting when taking on VC or angel investments, then you’re setting yourself up for a long, frustrating journey. So let’s get into it… Now this isn’t to say that raising VC is a good thing or a bad thing. But it is totally context-dependent. And your decision to pursue venture capital MUST match up with your goals and entrepreneurial makeup. So if you’re not willing to bleed a little (agreement 1)... … and the idea of giving up control of your company (agreement 3) scares the crap out of you. Then I’d recommend you think twice before going down that path. But if you’re playing the startup game to create hyper growth (for both yourself and your company), and are willing to accept the implicit demands of VC, then it might just be the next step you need to take to start playing a much bigger game. So go ahead and watch the video now. And if you still feel like raising venture capital is right for you, then leave a comment below and let me the VERY FIRST thing you’d do with the large cash infusion. Look forward to hearing it. To scaling up (and staying sane), – Dan Don't forget to share this amazing entrepreneurial advice with your friends, so they can be inspired too: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=syfMR9Akxqo ===================== ABOUT DAN MARTELL ===================== “You can only keep what you give away.” That’s the mantra that’s shaped Dan Martell from a struggling 20-something business owner in the Canadian Maritimes (which is waaay out east) to a successful startup founder who’s raised more than $3 million in venture funding and exited not one... not two... but three tech businesses: Clarity.fm, Spheric and Flowtown. You can only keep what you give away. That philosophy has led Dan to invest in 33+ early stage startups such as Udemy, Intercom, Unbounce and Foodspotting. It’s also helped him shape the future of Hootsuite as an advisor to the social media tour de force. An activator, a tech geek, an adrenaline junkie and, yes, a romantic (ask his wife Renee), Dan has recently turned his attention to teaching startups a fundamental, little-discussed lesson that directly impacts their growth: how to scale. You’ll find not only incredible insights in every moment of every talk Dan gives - but also highly actionable takeaways that will propel your business forward. Because Dan gives freely of all that he knows. After all, you can only keep what you give away. Get free training videos, invites to private events, and cutting edge business strategies: http://www.danmartell.com/newsletter
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SAFE Financing Docs: SAFE & Convertible Notes Explained - AngelKings.com

SAFE Financing Docs: SAFE & Convertible Notes Explained - AngelKings.com

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SAFE Financing (Simple Agreement for Future Equity) from Y-Combinator; SAFE vs. Convertible Notes (http://angelkings.com/course); convertible notes vs. SAFE notes (http://angelkings.com/invest), SAFE note caps and term sheets for both convertible notes and SAFE documents templates. Expert on startups Ross Blankenship describes how the #SAFE financing process works and everything you need to know. #SAFE financing #SAFE notes The Simple Agreement for Future Equity #convertible note
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4. How do Limited Partnership Agreements Work?

4. How do Limited Partnership Agreements Work?

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How do Limited Partnership Agreements Work? Limited partnership agreements are agreements between a limited partner (LP) and a general partner (GP). Limited partners are the investors in a private equity firm. As discussed previously (Video #3), these are institutions (pensions, endowments, foundations) or individuals (family offices, select high net worth individuals). The general partner is the private equity firm. (Video #5 discusses the details of private equity firms.) The LP and the GP join in a limited partnership agreement to form a private equity fund, with the purpose of investing in companies. Once an investment in a company has been made, it becomes a portfolio company of the private equity fund. The LP has limited liability and does not give the private equity fund all the money up front. For example; if the LP commits $50 million in capital to the private equity fund, it might, initially, only give $10 to $20 million of this capital. The fund, as the GP finds additional investments, will call for additional capital from the LP. The LP is committed to giving all the capital, as per the original limited partnership agreement, over the length of the fund. A private equity fund length is usually seven to ten years or longer if rolled over. This doesn’t mean that the LP has no exit options from the commitment since there is a secondary market for private equity investors. The LP, if it has already made investments and has future commitments, can sell the investments it has made along with the commitments, to another limited partner, in a LP secondary. The LP can also divide the sale up in a structured secondary, an example of which is when the LP holds onto the existing investments that the funds made but sells the future commitments. The ILPA (Institutional Limited Partners Association) website is an excellent resource for further information regarding LP agreements. In addition to representing 300 LPs worldwide, comprising over a trillion dollars of assets in private equity, the ILPA website shows forms for capital calls, best practices for LP agreements and much, much more.
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The Difference between Private Equity and Venture Capital

The Difference between Private Equity and Venture Capital

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Rick Smith is the Co-founder of Crosscut Ventures (http://crosscutventures.com/) Private equity is a safer investment and venture capital looks for greater returns. FOR MORE EXPERT CONTENT VISIT: http://www.docstoc.com/resources/videos Docstoc is the largest online collection of business and legal documents to help you grow and manage your small business and professional life. http://www.docstoc.com/video/89632722/private-equity-vs-venture-capital
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The Most Important Points in a VC Term Sheet

The Most Important Points in a VC Term Sheet

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Click Here To See More From This Expert: http://www.docstoc.com/profile/brian-garrett The Most Important Points in a VC Term Sheet Brian Garrett, co-founder of CrossCut Ventures (http://www.crosscutventures.com) talks about VC term sheets. He reviews the four most important aspects of the term sheet, and how to handle them. Docstoc has over 20 million business and legal documents to help you grow and manage your small business and professional life. Thousands of how-to articles and videos with fresh content uploaded every day. Attorney reviewed documents to save you time and money. Connect with us on Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/DocstocFB Connect with us on Twitter - https://twitter.com/#!/docstoc Connect with us on Google+ - https://plus.google.com/103801755756812961700 Keywords: "Small business" Entrepreneurs Entrepreneurship "How to start a business" "Starting a business" Startups "Startup business" Financial Success DIY "Docstoc Videos" Docstoc
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Term Sheets: Economics and Control (Intro) ||| Venture Capital ||| Bite-Sized VC

Term Sheets: Economics and Control (Intro) ||| Venture Capital ||| Bite-Sized VC

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Welcome to Bite-Sized VC, a weekly show covering the ins and outs of venture capital, fundraising terminology, and the financial vehicles that power entrepreneurship & startups. Hope you SUBSCRIBE and SHARE! //////////////////// #BSVC Episode #007 We introduce the concept of Term Sheets, the first legal document that you will encounter between yourself and a venture capitalist and a venture capital organization. It is NOT binding, so, you or the VC can opt-out later during "due diligence" or a broader fact-finding scenario(s). Here are a few links to popular and very well-used term sheets: YCombinator SAFE: http://www.ycombinator.com/documents/ Series Seed: http://www.seriesseed.com/ Foundry Group Standard Docs: http://www.venturedeals.com/resources Gust Term Sheet: http://gust.com/series-seed Cooley / 500Startups: https://www.cooleygo.com/documents/kiss-convertible-debt-equity-agreements/ Convertible Note Generator: https://www.cooleygo.com/documents/convertible-note-term-sheet/ National Venture Capital Association (on the right side): http://nvca.org/resources/model-legal-documents/ //////////////////// Hi! I’m a software engineer, writer, dad, and entrepreneur living & working in San Francisco / Silicon Valley and this is what it looks like when all of those things come together! My hope is to share with you what it's like to put together a new early-stage startup and, as far as I know... I might be the only daily vlogger here in SF/SV. So, that's kind of cool. Leave a comment, let me know how I’m doing, and SUBSCRIBE! //////////////////// MY (CURRENT) GEAR LIST Yes, I do EVERYTHING on my iPhone. Pretty rad, huh? - iPhone 7 Plus --- http://amzn.to/2jYptuO - Manfrotto Mini Tripod --- http://amzn.to/2gdltTd - Joby GripTight Mount --- http://amzn.to/2h06AHB - iMovie App via Apple --- https://tinyurl.com/jc9qc72 - Snapseed via App Store --- https://tinyurl.com/hbc39nc Walkthrough here: https://tinyurl.com/zb2mrrc //////////////////// CONNECT WITH ME - Twitter: http://twitter.com/8bit/ - Blog: http://john.do/ - LinkedIn: http://john.do/cv/ Finally... want some backstory? Here you go: https://john.do/vlog-reboot/ Video games. FOREVER.
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How To Distribute Startup Equity (The Smart Way)  | Dan Martell

How To Distribute Startup Equity (The Smart Way) | Dan Martell

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Having issues deciding how to split up the equity in your business between your team (co-founder), advisors and potential investors? In this video, I provide some guidelines and some major DON'TS when thinking about startup equity. Are you an entrepreneur? Get free weekly video training here: http://www.danmartell.com/newsletter + Join me on FB: http://FB.com/DanMartell + Connect w/ me live: http://periscope.tv/danmartell + Tweet me: http://twitter.com/danmartell + Instagram awesomeness: http://instagram.com/danmartell Related Videos - To Raise or Not To Raise Venture Capital https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=syfMR9Akxqo - The 3 Secret Agreements You Make When Accepting Venture https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=syfMR9Akxqo - Startup Balance With Kids https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2NsSWYs-20 Okay. Due to popular demand, I’ve decided to finally tackle the billion dollar beast. And while it’s not easy to have a conversation about startup equity without putting the faint of heart to sleep, it’s territory that simply can’t be overlooked. Because for any growth-oriented entrepreneur entertaining the idea of handing out equity in their company, the math absolutely matters… And one small misstep can be the difference between accelerated growth or the speed pass to startup hell. So if you’ve ever wondered what a healthy equity breakdown looks like for all key stakeholders (founders, advisors, investors and team members)... … then give this new video a quick spin. As you can see, used appropriately, equity can be an amazing way to incentivize team members and attract key advisors and investors. Like I did with Uber’s Travis Kalanick But if you don’t enter the conversation with clear knowledge of the right benchmarks to shoot for… … then you’re setting yourself up to either give too much away or lose talent and investors to other startups playing a much sharper numbers game. So get your numbers right. Make the right offers. And then step up to the plate and use equity for the growth accelerant it is. To splitting the pie… (and watching it grow), – Dan Don't forget to share this entrepreneurial advice with your friends, so they can learn too: https://youtu.be/hWA1b8owinc ===================== ABOUT DAN MARTELL ===================== “You can only keep what you give away.” That’s the mantra that’s shaped Dan Martell from a struggling 20-something business owner in the Canadian Maritimes (which is waaay out east) to a successful startup founder who’s raised more than $3 million in venture funding and exited not one... not two... but three tech businesses: Clarity.fm, Spheric and Flowtown. You can only keep what you give away. That philosophy has led Dan to invest in 33+ early stage startups such as Udemy, Intercom, Unbounce and Foodspotting. It’s also helped him shape the future of Hootsuite as an advisor to the social media tour de force. An activator, a tech geek, an adrenaline junkie and, yes, a romantic (ask his wife Renee), Dan has recently turned his attention to teaching startups a fundamental, little-discussed lesson that directly impacts their growth: how to scale. You’ll find not only incredible insights in every moment of every talk Dan gives - but also highly actionable takeaways that will propel your business forward. Because Dan gives freely of all that he knows. After all, you can only keep what you give away. Get free training videos, invites to private events, and cutting edge business strategies: http://www.danmartell.com/newsletter
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Tips from a VC: Negotiating a Term Sheet

Tips from a VC: Negotiating a Term Sheet

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Click Here To See More From This Expert: http://www.docstoc.com/profile/brian-garrett Tips from a VC: Negotiating a Term Sheet Brian Garrett, co-founder of CrossCut Ventures (http://www.crosscutventures.com) talks about term sheets. These tips will help you get the upper hand in negotiations with your VC fund. Docstoc has over 20 million business and legal documents to help you grow and manage your small business and professional life. Thousands of how-to articles and videos with fresh content uploaded every day. Attorney reviewed documents to save you time and money. Connect with us on Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/DocstocFB Connect with us on Twitter - https://twitter.com/#!/docstoc Connect with us on Google+ - https://plus.google.com/103801755756812961700 Keywords: "Small business" Entrepreneurs Entrepreneurship "How to start a business" "Starting a business" Startups "Startup business" Financial Success DIY "Docstoc Videos" Docstoc
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Do You Ask A Venture Captial Firm To Sign A Non Disclosure Agreement by Andrew Romans

Do You Ask A Venture Captial Firm To Sign A Non Disclosure Agreement by Andrew Romans

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http://madweekly.com/2014/08/17/do-you-ask-a-venture-capital-firm-to-sign-a-non-disclosure-agreement-by-andrew-romans/ Do You Ask A Venture Capital Firm To Sign A Non Disclosure Agreement I recently had the opportunity to interview Andrew Romans, a partner at Rubicon Venture Capital and the author of The Entrepreneurial Bible to Venture Captial: Inside Secrets from the Leaders in the Startup Game. Andrew recently wrote The Entrepreneurial Bible to Venture Capital to give insights into the venture capital world. In this segment of the interview Andrew talks about the problem with Crowd Funding. Do You Ask A Venture Capital Firm To Sign A Non Disclosure Agreement Transcript: CHRIS HAMILTON: I can see you recoil there. I have my own thoughts. I absolutely hate nondisclosure agreements (NDAs). ANDREW ROMANS: The short answer is you do not ask a VC to sign an NDA. It's stupid to do that. It demonstrates to the VC that this is the first time you've ever attempted to raise venture capital funding and that is not a message you want to communicate. The message you want to communicate to a VC is that the CEO and founding team are skilled at raising venture capital funding. That the VC will invest today at a specific valuation and will be raising money from other VCs in the future at higher valuations. If I invest now at a $3 million valuation or at a $40 million valuation, what I want is to see that company raising money at a $250 million valuation. I can then say to my investors, "Hey, guys. We're up 5x already on our investment in that company." That's what we're trying to demonstrate. If the CEO asks us to sign a nondisclosure agreement and we have a policy of not signing them, it just comes across as really foolish. I was an entrepreneur CEO in the '90s and raising venture capital funding. I remember I reached out to Jonathan Silver and said, "We're only going to send you our business plan if you sign an NDA." Jonathan took great care to write me this long message about how they never sign NDAs. We had this crappy office. There was actually a carpet in the bathroom. I printed that email and taped it to the toilet bowl. That's how much I didn't like a VC telling me how he's not going to screw me and that I was just being suspicious that these were vulture capitalists who were going to steal my idea. I was naïve, foolish and offended by a VC telling me that he was not going to steal my idea and he was not going to put that in writing. At the same time, if you're trying to open 10,000 emails with investment proposals and one of them says, "Before I'll even show you what I'm working on, I'll require you to address a legal document," that goes straight into the Delete file. CHRIS HAMILTON: Right into the trash bin. ANDREW ROMANS: I'm not going to take a phone call with that guy. I'm not going to take a meeting with that guy. CHRIS HAMILTON: I feel exactly the same way. Go here http://madweekly.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/Which-Way-to-the-Exit-MA-Chapter-from-Andrew-Romans-THE-ENTREPRENEURIAL-BIBLE-TO-VENTURE-CAPITAL-Inside-Secrets-from-the-Leaders-in-the-Startup-Game-McGraw-Hill.pdf to download Which Way to the Exit - A Mergers and Acquisitions Chapter from Andrew Romans THE ENTREPRENEURIAL BIBLE TO VENTURE CAPITAl I hope you enjoyed this and if you have any comments, please feel free to leave them in the comments section. Chris Hamilton Keyword Phrase: sign a non disclosure agreement
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Should You Ask a Venture Capitalist to Sign an NDA?

Should You Ask a Venture Capitalist to Sign an NDA?

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http://www.thestartupshepherd.com You can’t wait to share your startup idea with investors. So, should you ask a venture capitalist to sign a non-disclosure agreement (NDA)? Non-disclosure agreements are also called confidentiality agreements and they say that the person with whom you share your idea won’t tell it to anyone else. Seems fair, right? But, most venture capitalists do not sign non-disclosure agreements. They don’t need to. They have so many deals to look at and most entrepreneurs don’t try to get them to sign non-disclosure agreements (maybe at one point they did but now startup founders know better than to ask). Venture capitalists do not want to manage all that paperwork – negotiate the terms and keep track of all the confidentiality agreements. Plus, they do not want to take the chance that some entrepreneur sues them. They look at lots of deals and they also don’t want to be prohibited from investing in any certain types of companies or ideas. If you are a venture capitalist and invest in a company that does something similar to a company you looked at and did not invest, but for which you signed a non-disclosure agreement, even if you never do anything wrong at all, the entrepreneur in whom you did not invest may bring a lawsuit. These things happen. It is hard always to know if someone did something wrong or it just has the appearance of possible wrong doing. Angel investors are a little more inclined to sign non-disclosure agreements, but most angel investors who invest for a living will not sign them either. There is a prevailing school of thought in startup world that ideas don’t matter. People and execution are the keys to startup success. By and large, I agree with this thinking. Still, there are some great ideas out there and it helps to have one. But, it doesn’t help to never share it with anyone. So, be careful with whom you share your startup idea if it really is the next big thing (it’s not lost on me that most entrepreneurs think their startup idea is the next big thing even though it often isn’t). Research the venture capitalist. Look at their reputation. Don’t bring your amazing idea to them if they have a portfolio company (a company they funded) that is in exactly the same space/market and they have a board seat on that company. You can also put your startup pitch deck online and take it down at a later point in time (if the venture capitalist passes). This is not a perfect way to control the flow of your information, but it’s one approach. Check out pitchxo.com. I say in my video explanation of this topic not to give venture capitalists things in physical form, but you are better off giving them a physical pitch deck than an electronic one (unless it’s online and can be pulled down later — that’s the best approach). Ultimately, some VCs may want you to send your startup pitch deck as an attachment to an email. That’s the least effective way to protect your pitch deck from being sent to the wrong people. But, that’s probably not why the venture capitalist wants it that way. It’s more likely because she likes to review pitch decks that way and not online. That’s a business decision and, personally, I’d lean toward sending them whatever they want in whatever way they want. Could someone steal your idea? Yes, of course. But, the much bigger risk is the right person/people never hear your idea and it doesn’t go anywhere. Take precautions, but don’t be crazy about it. Trust the process and chase the money! For my advice about startup success, check out www.thestartupshepherd.com. Brett A. Cenkus is The Startup Shepherd™. He has 20+ years of experience in business finance, business law and entrepreneurship. Brett believes that numbers and logic are awesome tools, but understanding human nature and emotions is the first step to business success. The Cenkus Law Firm provides services related to mergers & acquisitions, general business issues and startups, including founders’ agreements and fundraising. Brett also consults with entrepreneurs and invests his own capital as an angel investor. From 2010-2013 he served as Chief Legal Counsel of a publicly-trade international oilfield services company. From 2001 to 2006 he and a partner founded and built Paragon Residential Mortgage. Paragon was sold to Bridge Investments in 2006. Brett holds a Juris Doctorate from Harvard Law School and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Messiah College in Grantham, Pennsylvania. Brett lives in Austin with his wife, Cathryn, and daughter, Elle. He enjoys reading, running, classic movies, great food and wine and NFL football. You can also reach me at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/brettcenkus http://www.cenkus.com http://www.cenkuslaw.com ss ep 1 with lower third
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Chris Douvos: Limited Partners and Funds of Funds

Chris Douvos: Limited Partners and Funds of Funds

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Chris Douvos is a managing director at Venture Investment Associates. Prior to joining VIA, he co-headed the private equity program at The Investment Fund For Foundations (TIFF), and also worked on Princeton University’s endowment team. Chris authors a blog, www.SuperLP.com, which explores investment topics, including private equity. In this talk, Chris discusses the role of Limited Partners (LPs) in the investing world of technology and startups. MS&E 476: Entrepreneurship through the Lens of Venture Capital We often discuss how technology is reinvented and disrupted, but there is also a good amount of change occurring within the venture capital industry. Within the past several decades there have been new entrants, from incubators to angels to different models of venture capital. The course explores changes in the venture capital industry: from the rise of Sand Hill Road and investing in the dot-com bubble, to incubators and accelerators, equity crowd funding platform, and different models of venture capital today.
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Tech Start-Up Legal Issues 6: A VC's Advice: Video

Tech Start-Up Legal Issues 6: A VC's Advice: Video

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May 7 (Bloomberg) -- Ian Sigalow, a partner at Greycroft Partners LLC, talks with Bloomberg Law's Spencer Mazyck about legal challenges confronting technology start-ups and model venture capital financing documents. Sigalow shares his insights as part of a Bloomberg Law series, "Technology Start-Up Legal Issues." (Source: Bloomberg)
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How To Raise Venture Capital | Dan Martell

How To Raise Venture Capital | Dan Martell

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Are you looking to raise money for your startup? In this video, I share 5 strategies to help you do that faster! For a more detailed training, watch my Fundraising Like a Pro webinar: http://lp.danmartell.com/fundraising + Join me on FB: http://FB.com/DanMartell + Connect w/ me live: http://periscope.tv/danmartell + Tweet me: http://twitter.com/danmartell + Instagram awesomeness: http://instagram.com/danmartell Are you an entrepreneur? Get free weekly video training here: http://www.danmartell.com/newsletter With gratitude, – Dan Don't forget to share this amazing entrepreneurial advice with your friends, so they can be inspired too: http://youtu.be/thrGCQVn9RI ===================== ABOUT DAN MARTELL ===================== “You can only keep what you give away.” That’s the mantra that’s shaped Dan Martell from a struggling 20-something business owner in the Canadian Maritimes (which is waaay out east) to a successful startup founder who’s raised more than $3 million in venture funding and exited not one... not two... but three tech businesses: Clarity.fm, Spheric and Flowtown. You can only keep what you give away. That philosophy has led Dan to invest in 33+ early stage startups such as Udemy, Intercom, Unbounce and Foodspotting. It’s also helped him shape the future of Hootsuite as an advisor to the social media tour de force. An activator, a tech geek, an adrenaline junkie and, yes, a romantic (ask his wife Renee), Dan has recently turned his attention to teaching startups a fundamental, little-discussed lesson that directly impacts their growth: how to scale. You’ll find not only incredible insights in every moment of every talk Dan gives - but also highly actionable takeaways that will propel your business forward. Because Dan gives freely of all that he knows. After all, you can only keep what you give away. Get free training videos, invites to private events, and cutting edge business strategies: http://www.danmartell.com/newsletter
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Understanding Shareholder Agreement [Funding, Termsheet Fundamentals]

Understanding Shareholder Agreement [Funding, Termsheet Fundamentals]

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A shareholders' agreement is an agreement among the shareholders of a company.In this episode of eLagaan Whiteboard Friday, the eLagaan (http://elagaan.com ) team explains basic reason why every startup should have a shareholder agreement whenever there is more then one shareholder in the company. It discusses the advantages and disadvantages of having this legal contract between all the founders and major shareholders. Some of the key aspects of this agreement include: * Vesting schedule & reverse vesting schedule * Right of first refusal - What happens when one of the share holder is trying to sell their share, and the other share holders don't want him to * Tag along rights / Drag along rights - What if majority share holders want to sell the stocks and a minority share holder does not want to * When should a legal shareholder agreement be drafted Hopefully you would take these things into account before you form your next Startup Company and issue stocks to various stake holders, founder, employees or investors.
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Startup Docs: MUST-Know SAFE Agreement vs. Convertible Notes (Download)

Startup Docs: MUST-Know SAFE Agreement vs. Convertible Notes (Download)

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Startup Documents to Download - The SAFE Agreement "Simple Agreement for Future Equity Accounting" used by startup investors (http://angelkings.com/invest) and accelerators such as Y-Combinator, 500Startups, TechStars, and Foundry Group. The expert on startups and investing with SAFE docs and convertible notes, Ross Blankenship (http://angelkings.com/course), discusses how the SAFE Document/Agreement works, who's involved, what the language of the SAFE agreement versus the Convertible notes and how to understand SAFE agreements in terms of accounting tax treatments. In this video, you'll also see examples of how the SAFE document works compared to the Convertible Note. Learn how the SAFE agreement works, how it's different than the Convertible note, and how you can download these documents to begin investing in startups. Here are some venture capital and angel investing groups using the SAFE documents for startups: Y-Combinator 500 Startups TechStars Foundry Group Union Square Ventures Angel List Sequoia Capital NEA Kleiner Perkins Andreessen Horowitz
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Dave Sorin of McCarter & English discusses “Y Combinator’s SAFEs”

Dave Sorin of McCarter & English discusses “Y Combinator’s SAFEs”

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Dave Sorin, the managing partner of McCarter’s East Brunswick office and the head of the Venture Capital & Emerging Growth Companies practice, discusses a nation-wide investor and accelerator, Y Combinator, and the concept of SAFEs: Simply Agreements for Future Equity.
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