• 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 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
  • Rebecca Lynn: Bootstrapping vs. Venture Capital

    Canvas Ventures Partner Rebecca Lynn discusses the pros and cons of entrepreneurs who raise their own funds for a startup, versus seeking venture capital. She explains how only some startups can meet the scaling expectations that come with venture-capital investment, which also impose an “exit event” that founders will have to eventually face. View more clips and share your comments at http://ecorner.stanford.edu/authorMaterialInfo.html?mid=3603

    published: 13 Nov 2015
  • Startup Docs: MUST-Know SAFE Agreement vs. Convertible Notes (Download)

    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 document...

    published: 02 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
  • The Bonfire of Venture Capital: The Good, Bad and Ugly side of Cash Burn

    Cash burn refers to the phenomenon of companies, usually young start ups, burning through cash balances and new capital, as they lose money and reinvest more. In this session, I look at the what, why and so what of cash burn, when it is benign and when it can be malignant. Slides: http://www.stern.nyu.edu/~adamodar/pdfiles/blog/CashBurn.pdf Blog Post: http://bit.ly/2brKRXq

    published: 19 Aug 2016
  • Venture Capital Structure | CPEP

    published: 25 Aug 2013
  • What is a term sheet?

    A term sheet is a non-binding agreement that outlines the basic terms of an investment. Think of it as a plain English version of the subscription documents and purchase agreement. Term sheets provide a simple, inexpensive template for the lawyers to follow as they create the more detailed deal documentation. Once the term sheet has been agreed upon between the founders and investors, the lawyers can begin the often expensive process of drafting the deal documentation. Although they are legally non-binding, trying to re-negotiate or remove terms agreed to in the term sheet is considered very unprofessional. But be aware, it can happen and there is no legal recourse. So a “signed term sheet” is more of a gentleman's handshake than a legally binding document. Learn more at http://www.1000an...

    published: 15 Apr 2016
  • Sequoia's Michael Moritz: Venture Capital Is 'High-Risk Poker'

    Oct. 16 -- Michael Moritz, Sequoia Capital's chairman and a British honorary knight, comments on venture capital during an interview with Bloomberg's Emily Chang on "Studio 1.0."

    published: 19 Oct 2015
  • 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
  • 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
  • New Angel Financing Technique: SAFE vs Convertible Debt

    SAFE vs Convertible Debt - What Entrepreneurs and Investors Should Know.

    published: 26 Feb 2014
  • 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
  • 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
https://wn.com/The_3_Secret_Agreements_You_Make_When_Accepting_Venture_Capital_|_Dan_Martell
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
https://wn.com/Safe_Financing_Docs_Safe_Convertible_Notes_Explained_Angelkings.Com
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 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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Rebecca Lynn: Bootstrapping vs. Venture Capital

Rebecca Lynn: Bootstrapping vs. Venture Capital

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Canvas Ventures Partner Rebecca Lynn discusses the pros and cons of entrepreneurs who raise their own funds for a startup, versus seeking venture capital. She explains how only some startups can meet the scaling expectations that come with venture-capital investment, which also impose an “exit event” that founders will have to eventually face. View more clips and share your comments at http://ecorner.stanford.edu/authorMaterialInfo.html?mid=3603
https://wn.com/Rebecca_Lynn_Bootstrapping_Vs._Venture_Capital
Startup Docs: MUST-Know SAFE Agreement vs. Convertible Notes (Download)

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

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  • Updated: 02 Feb 2017
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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
https://wn.com/Startup_Docs_Must_Know_Safe_Agreement_Vs._Convertible_Notes_(Download)
How To Distribute Startup Equity (The Smart Way)  | Dan Martell

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

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  • Updated: 11 Jan 2016
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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
https://wn.com/How_To_Distribute_Startup_Equity_(The_Smart_Way)_|_Dan_Martell
The Bonfire of Venture Capital: The Good, Bad and Ugly side of Cash Burn

The Bonfire of Venture Capital: The Good, Bad and Ugly side of Cash Burn

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  • Updated: 19 Aug 2016
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Cash burn refers to the phenomenon of companies, usually young start ups, burning through cash balances and new capital, as they lose money and reinvest more. In this session, I look at the what, why and so what of cash burn, when it is benign and when it can be malignant. Slides: http://www.stern.nyu.edu/~adamodar/pdfiles/blog/CashBurn.pdf Blog Post: http://bit.ly/2brKRXq
https://wn.com/The_Bonfire_Of_Venture_Capital_The_Good,_Bad_And_Ugly_Side_Of_Cash_Burn
Venture Capital Structure | CPEP

Venture Capital Structure | CPEP

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What is a term sheet?

What is a term sheet?

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A term sheet is a non-binding agreement that outlines the basic terms of an investment. Think of it as a plain English version of the subscription documents and purchase agreement. Term sheets provide a simple, inexpensive template for the lawyers to follow as they create the more detailed deal documentation. Once the term sheet has been agreed upon between the founders and investors, the lawyers can begin the often expensive process of drafting the deal documentation. Although they are legally non-binding, trying to re-negotiate or remove terms agreed to in the term sheet is considered very unprofessional. But be aware, it can happen and there is no legal recourse. So a “signed term sheet” is more of a gentleman's handshake than a legally binding document. Learn more at http://www.1000angels.com
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Sequoia's Michael Moritz: Venture Capital Is 'High-Risk Poker'

Sequoia's Michael Moritz: Venture Capital Is 'High-Risk Poker'

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Oct. 16 -- Michael Moritz, Sequoia Capital's chairman and a British honorary knight, comments on venture capital during an interview with Bloomberg's Emily Chang on "Studio 1.0."
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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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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
https://wn.com/How_To_Raise_Venture_Capital_|_Dan_Martell
New Angel Financing Technique: SAFE vs Convertible Debt

New Angel Financing Technique: SAFE vs Convertible Debt

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SAFE vs Convertible Debt - What Entrepreneurs and Investors Should Know.
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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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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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