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Aside from the fact that it's not clear whether Paige got approval from Brian/AirBnB to post all of the details for everyone to see, this is a great reminder that angel investors need to actively seek opportunities. You can't just expect them to show up on your doorstep -- especially when everyone's an angel these days.
I discovered Airbnb on August 12, 2008 and six weeks later gave them a term sheet for their entire seed round. But in the (literal) final hour, it fell apart.
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The link between passion and business value
A company's true value is based on the degree to which customers, employees, investors and other stakeholders depend on it, writes Scott Maxwell, founder of OpenView Venture Partners. "[T]he common thread is the passion each group has for ensuring the business survives and thrives for as long as possible"
There’s been debate around the merits of private IPOs (whether they actually exist is another conversation) and the herd of unicorns dominating the Valley.
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Founders need to minimize surprises for investors
Jason Lemkin, of Storm Ventures, recommends that entrepreneurs avoid springing last-minute surprises on prospective investors. After the term sheet is agreed upon, learning about new material issues "can lead VCs to run for the hills,"
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How to ask for founder liquidity
In some cases, investors may allow founders to convert some of their shares into cash while raising money for the company, writes Ed Zimmerman. If you want this type of "founder liquidity," say so early on and recognize that the startup's needs have to come first. "Founders who step in front of the company by seeking for themselves the company's much needed operating capital are unlikely to succeed with their board and investors"
ED ZIMMERMAN: Founders seeking liquidity in a venture round need to canvas the investors in advance of the board meeting to get a feel for how amenable they’ll be towards founder liquidity. Investors deserve some breathing room before they’re required to answer. Founders need to let the investors know they have time to react, coordinate with other board members and perhaps with some of the investor’s own partners. Unsurprisingly, founders should ...
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New article posted in our eLeanring Center
Invoice factoring is a commercial financing method whereby accounts receivables are leveraged to access working capital to grow a business
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"Human relationships are the only way that the deal gets in front of the right people and gets taken seriously."
Silicon valley has a dirty secret. Everybody in the valley knows about this secret, many people outside of the valley kn…
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Teddy Nykiel compiles a list of questions small-business owners should ask of their Small Business Development Center advisers. Topics to explore include whether a business proposal is sound, how much money to borrow, whether loan terms are favorable and what additional services are available.
When you meet with advisors prior to getting a small-business loan, they’ll have lots of questions for you. But what should you ask them?
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Commentary: Independent-contractor classification requires caution
The Labor Department, prompted by congressional scrutiny of the issue, could take aim at employers who purposely classify employees improperly as independent contractors. To avoid penalties, businesses should have contracts with non-employee workers to specify that the worker will receive a Form 1099 and is responsible for his or her own expenses, according to lawyers Ronda O'Donnell and Lee Durivage. Employers also should refrain from paying non-employee workers on a weekly basis to prevent the appearance of providing a salary.
Over the last several years, members of Congress (including U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pennsylvania) have introduced and reintroduced the Payroll Fraud Preventio...
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The rise of angels: Rewards and risks
The rise of angel investing has allowed some founders to raise millions of dollars in a matter of days without talking to venture firms. The risks of having many investors include having many more people with thoughts on how to operate, as well as lacking a clear backer if a startup is in trouble
The Silicon Valley investment frenzy has spurred so-called angel investors into earlier financing rounds, but there are downsides for both entrepreneur and investor.
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@FredWilson is tired of operating plans that don't think further ahead than getting the business to a point where it can raise money at a higher valuation. http://ow.ly/OUJa9
One of the things I've always struggled with as an investor in high growth tech companies is the tension between getting profitable vs growing more quickly. It has become a central tenet of tech growth investing (in both the public and private markets) that growth is more valuable than ...
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For going into 17 years, we have been providing invoice factoring to emerging technology companies nationwide. Leveraging your accounts receivable our factoring services are flexible, easy to set up and have plenty of benefits. Contact us for additional information. Read our blog for the latest in factoring ins & outs.
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