The Full Ratchet: Venture Capital Demystified

Bill Payne joins Nick on The Full Ratchet to discuss the Convertible Note including: What is a Convertible Note? What are it’s key elements and terms that are often negotiated? When did convertibles first begin to be used and why? Can you explain how the cap, discount and interest rate work? Can...

 

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Glenn Gottfried joins Nick on The Full Ratchet to discuss early-stage advising including: When you first engage, where are startups at in the fundraising process? Let’s start with “The Where”…  Where do you find startups with strong-potential? Once you’ve identified a startup, what happens next in the initial engagement process? What is...

 

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Gabriel Weinberg joins Nick on The Full Ratchet to discuss why most startups fail including: Many talk about how startups fail b/c of product or building a product.  You believe that the main source for startup failure, is for a different reason.  Tell us what that is. You’ve noted five mistakes that contribute...

 

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Brad Feld joins Nick on The Full Ratchet to discuss the Term Sheet including: Economic Terms: Valuation Liquidation preference:  preference and participation Pay-to-play Vesting Employee pool and/or the option pool Anti-dilution Control Terms: Board of Directors & Board Observers Protective Provisions Drag-Along Agreement Conversion

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Michael Gruber joins Nick on The Full Ratchet to discuss Angel Groups, including: What is an angel group? What are the key functions of the Angel Group Leader or Coordinator? What value does an angel group provide to its investors? When investments are made, how are they typically organized? We’ve discussed...

 

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