From spinouts to fundraising to M&A, founders need transparent deal terms
The information on term sheet provisions may have been forgotten during the last cycle, but at least it's available, which is less the case for university spinouts and M&As.
What founders need to know about pro rata rights
In the context of a term sheet, pro rata rights (or pro rata) govern whether investors may continue to invest in subsequent rounds of funding in proportion with their ownership...
Why longer term sheets are better
Recently in a conversation, the length of term sheets came as a topic (I assure you, it was a riveting conversation). The complaint was that a term sheet which had recently been received was too long,
Let’s make Series A terms more logical by moving to object-oriented capital
Seed terms have gotten much better, but I still find Series A (and beyond) term sheets frustrating. I think we can change the “norm” by offering entrepreneurs a better alternative. So if you have
How Top Founders Juggle Term Sheets
Breakout startups that are ready for “Fundraising Acceleration” often face the challenge of managing interest from multiple investors. Having been involved in a number of these startups first-hand
The Term Sheet Mating Dance
There is no word more sacred and yet over-used than “term sheet” in the entrepreneurial circle. Often, the pursuit of the mythical VC term sheet has blinded entrepreneurs from the real goal of bui