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Management

What’s The Best Structure For A Pre-VC Investment?

I received the following question earlier this week.  It’s conveniently timed, as I recently participated in two angel investments – each with one of the structures defined below. What’s the best/preferred structure of investment money pre-VC investment. We’re in the beginnings of raising angel capital (~500k) and were wondering what, if any, considerations we should…

These Aren’t The Companies You Are Looking For

A VC friend emailed me the following question(s) a few weeks ago: The rumor this week regarding Yahoo acquiring Digg for $30M sparked a discussion here around company valuation. The discussions revolved around the key factors in valuing an early stage web technology business and how these factors are being evaluated by investors today. For…

What’s The Best Corporate Structure For An Early Stage Company?

I got the following question from a reader a week ago. A project I’m involved with is aiming to go from a team of “4 founders with a great idea and a prototype” to a full fledged online service. I believe that even at an early stage, structuring ourselves to allow for growth/investment is critical….