• 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
  • 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
  • Startup Funding Explained: Everything You Need to Know

    The Rest Of Us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/TheRestOfUs The Rest Of Us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/TROUchannel The Rest Of Us T-Shirts and More: http://teespring.com/TheRestOfUsClothing Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fcjmVj5fM5k Credits: Music by The FatRat. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCa_UMppcMsHIzb5LDx1u9zQ If you're a YouTuber, definitely check The FatRat. The channel offers a wide variety of free-to-use music for your videos.

    published: 02 Jun 2016
  • Term Sheet Negotiations

    One of the most important parts of the venture financing process is negotiating the term sheet. Although only 2-3 pages long, term sheets contain summaries of the critical aspects of a financing. Listen to a simulated negotiation between a VC and an entrepreneur, followed by a discussion on the most important terms. Recorded: February 25, 2009

    published: 28 Jul 2009
  • 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
  • UpStart Workshop - Episode 8 - Will a venture capitalist sign an NDA?

    So you want to pitch your idea to a potential investor, but s/he refuses to sign an NDA before you describe the details of your promising new technology and business plan. Is this normal? Should you refuse to go forward with the discussion?

    published: 07 Mar 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
  • Venture Capital: The Sanctioned (E37)

    This week the Venture Capital team talks to the Head of Russian Railways Vladimir Yakunin, who is on the US sanction list. And despite an agreement in Geneva this week between world powers over Ukraine violence - the threat of sanctions still looms over Russia and we asked diplomats in Paris what the solution in Kiev really is. Plus, the Rouble continues to rumble and tumble, China stokes fears of another currency war, in house investor Tim Kirby continues with his fearless approach to trading and Katie gets a hold of the world's most popular chocolate egg this Easter Sunday! RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-air Subscribe to RT! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=RussiaToday Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/RTnews Follow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/RT_com Follow...

    published: 20 Apr 2014
  • What is Placement Memorandum or Subscription Agreement?

    Every venture capital fund shall issue a placement memorandum to its proposed investors which contains all the terms and conditions relating to the scheme through which money is proposed to be raised from the investors. The venture capital fund may also enter into a subscription agreement with the investors which would specify the terms and conditions of the scheme through which money is proposed to be raised. The venture capital fund shall submit a copy of such placement memorandum or subscription agreement with SEBI along with the report of the money actually raised through such agreement or memorandum.

    published: 15 Mar 2012
  • What is a Joint Venture?

    Welcome to the Investors Trading Academy talking glossary of financial terms and events. Our word of the day is “Joint Venture”. A joint venture or JV is a business agreement in which the parties agree to develop, for a finite time, a new entity and new assets by contributing equity. They exercise control over the enterprise and consequently share revenues, expenses and assets. There are other types of companies such as JV limited by guarantee, joint ventures limited by guarantee with partners holding shares. In European law, the term 'joint venture' or joint undertaking is an elusive legal concept, better defined under the rules of company law. In France, the term 'joint venture' is variously translated 'association d'entreprises', 'entreprise conjointe', 'coentreprise' or 'entreprise c...

    published: 30 Mar 2015
  • Employee confidentiality and proprietary invention agreements

    This webisode covers an agreement every startup employee should sign. The agreement not only makes sure that employees protect trade secrets -- it also ensures that employees agree that any intellectual property they create for the company is actually owned by the company. The instructor is a venture lawyer with 23 years of experience.

    published: 14 Jan 2017
  • Should You Ask a Venture Capitalist to Sign an NDA?

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    published: 18 Mar 2016
  • 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
  • Understanding Classes of Venture Capital rounds (Angel, seed, Series A, Series B ...)

    VC money comes in a lot of different form and names, so which type should you take? In this episode of eLagaan Whiteboard Friday, the eLagaan (http://elagaan.com ) team discusses what is the right class of Venture Capital money to raise and when in a startup. Understand various class of VC rounds Seed round, Series A, Series B etc. When to raise what class of money. How naming the series can make a difference in how much money you raise. Difference between angel funding vs VC funding. Also thoughts about whom should you raise the money from? How Common shares, preferred shared, liquidation preference, anti-dilution rights makes a difference in choosing the right round. How to raise enough money so that you don't raise too much or too less, so that you don't give up too much of your com...

    published: 06 Jul 2012
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
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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
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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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
Startup Funding Explained: Everything You Need to Know

Startup Funding Explained: Everything You Need to Know

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The Rest Of Us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/TheRestOfUs The Rest Of Us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/TROUchannel The Rest Of Us T-Shirts and More: http://teespring.com/TheRestOfUsClothing Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fcjmVj5fM5k Credits: Music by The FatRat. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCa_UMppcMsHIzb5LDx1u9zQ If you're a YouTuber, definitely check The FatRat. The channel offers a wide variety of free-to-use music for your videos.
https://wn.com/Startup_Funding_Explained_Everything_You_Need_To_Know
Term Sheet Negotiations

Term Sheet Negotiations

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One of the most important parts of the venture financing process is negotiating the term sheet. Although only 2-3 pages long, term sheets contain summaries of the critical aspects of a financing. Listen to a simulated negotiation between a VC and an entrepreneur, followed by a discussion on the most important terms. Recorded: February 25, 2009
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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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UpStart Workshop - Episode 8 - Will a venture  capitalist sign an NDA?

UpStart Workshop - Episode 8 - Will a venture capitalist sign an NDA?

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So you want to pitch your idea to a potential investor, but s/he refuses to sign an NDA before you describe the details of your promising new technology and business plan. Is this normal? Should you refuse to go forward with the discussion?
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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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Venture Capital: The Sanctioned (E37)

Venture Capital: The Sanctioned (E37)

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This week the Venture Capital team talks to the Head of Russian Railways Vladimir Yakunin, who is on the US sanction list. And despite an agreement in Geneva this week between world powers over Ukraine violence - the threat of sanctions still looms over Russia and we asked diplomats in Paris what the solution in Kiev really is. Plus, the Rouble continues to rumble and tumble, China stokes fears of another currency war, in house investor Tim Kirby continues with his fearless approach to trading and Katie gets a hold of the world's most popular chocolate egg this Easter Sunday! RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-air Subscribe to RT! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=RussiaToday Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/RTnews Follow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/RT_com Follow us on Instagram http://instagram.com/rt Follow us on Google+ http://plus.google.com/+RT RT (Russia Today) is a global news network broadcasting from Moscow and Washington studios. RT is the first news channel to break the 1 billion YouTube views benchmark.
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What is Placement Memorandum or Subscription Agreement?

What is Placement Memorandum or Subscription Agreement?

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Every venture capital fund shall issue a placement memorandum to its proposed investors which contains all the terms and conditions relating to the scheme through which money is proposed to be raised from the investors. The venture capital fund may also enter into a subscription agreement with the investors which would specify the terms and conditions of the scheme through which money is proposed to be raised. The venture capital fund shall submit a copy of such placement memorandum or subscription agreement with SEBI along with the report of the money actually raised through such agreement or memorandum.
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What is a Joint Venture?

What is a Joint Venture?

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Welcome to the Investors Trading Academy talking glossary of financial terms and events. Our word of the day is “Joint Venture”. A joint venture or JV is a business agreement in which the parties agree to develop, for a finite time, a new entity and new assets by contributing equity. They exercise control over the enterprise and consequently share revenues, expenses and assets. There are other types of companies such as JV limited by guarantee, joint ventures limited by guarantee with partners holding shares. In European law, the term 'joint venture' or joint undertaking is an elusive legal concept, better defined under the rules of company law. In France, the term 'joint venture' is variously translated 'association d'entreprises', 'entreprise conjointe', 'coentreprise' or 'entreprise commune'. In Germany, 'joint venture' is better represented as a 'combination of companies' A joint venture takes place when two parties come together to take on one project. In a joint venture, both parties are equally invested in the project in terms of money, time, and effort to build on the original concept. While joint ventures are generally small projects, major corporations also use this method in order to diversify. A joint venture can ensure the success of smaller projects for those that are just starting in the business world or for established corporations. Since the cost of starting new projects is generally high, a joint venture allows both parties to share the burden of the project, as well as the resulting profits. Although JVs represent a great way to pool capital and expertise and reduce the exposure of risk to all involved, they do present some unique challenges as well. By Barry Norman, Investors Trading Academy
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Employee confidentiality and proprietary invention agreements

Employee confidentiality and proprietary invention agreements

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This webisode covers an agreement every startup employee should sign. The agreement not only makes sure that employees protect trade secrets -- it also ensures that employees agree that any intellectual property they create for the company is actually owned by the company. The instructor is a venture lawyer with 23 years of experience.
https://wn.com/Employee_Confidentiality_And_Proprietary_Invention_Agreements
Should You Ask a Venture Capitalist to Sign an NDA?

Should You Ask a Venture Capitalist to Sign an NDA?

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http://www.thestartupshepherd.com You can’t wait to share your startup idea with investors. So, should you ask a venture capitalist to sign a non-disclosure agreement (NDA)? Non-disclosure agreements are also called confidentiality agreements and they say that the person with whom you share your idea won’t tell it to anyone else. Seems fair, right? But, most venture capitalists do not sign non-disclosure agreements. They don’t need to. They have so many deals to look at and most entrepreneurs don’t try to get them to sign non-disclosure agreements (maybe at one point they did but now startup founders know better than to ask). Venture capitalists do not want to manage all that paperwork – negotiate the terms and keep track of all the confidentiality agreements. Plus, they do not want to take the chance that some entrepreneur sues them. They look at lots of deals and they also don’t want to be prohibited from investing in any certain types of companies or ideas. If you are a venture capitalist and invest in a company that does something similar to a company you looked at and did not invest, but for which you signed a non-disclosure agreement, even if you never do anything wrong at all, the entrepreneur in whom you did not invest may bring a lawsuit. These things happen. It is hard always to know if someone did something wrong or it just has the appearance of possible wrong doing. Angel investors are a little more inclined to sign non-disclosure agreements, but most angel investors who invest for a living will not sign them either. There is a prevailing school of thought in startup world that ideas don’t matter. People and execution are the keys to startup success. By and large, I agree with this thinking. Still, there are some great ideas out there and it helps to have one. But, it doesn’t help to never share it with anyone. So, be careful with whom you share your startup idea if it really is the next big thing (it’s not lost on me that most entrepreneurs think their startup idea is the next big thing even though it often isn’t). Research the venture capitalist. Look at their reputation. Don’t bring your amazing idea to them if they have a portfolio company (a company they funded) that is in exactly the same space/market and they have a board seat on that company. You can also put your startup pitch deck online and take it down at a later point in time (if the venture capitalist passes). This is not a perfect way to control the flow of your information, but it’s one approach. Check out pitchxo.com. I say in my video explanation of this topic not to give venture capitalists things in physical form, but you are better off giving them a physical pitch deck than an electronic one (unless it’s online and can be pulled down later — that’s the best approach). Ultimately, some VCs may want you to send your startup pitch deck as an attachment to an email. That’s the least effective way to protect your pitch deck from being sent to the wrong people. But, that’s probably not why the venture capitalist wants it that way. It’s more likely because she likes to review pitch decks that way and not online. That’s a business decision and, personally, I’d lean toward sending them whatever they want in whatever way they want. Could someone steal your idea? Yes, of course. But, the much bigger risk is the right person/people never hear your idea and it doesn’t go anywhere. Take precautions, but don’t be crazy about it. Trust the process and chase the money! For my advice about startup success, check out www.thestartupshepherd.com. Brett A. Cenkus is The Startup Shepherd™. He has 20+ years of experience in business finance, business law and entrepreneurship. Brett believes that numbers and logic are awesome tools, but understanding human nature and emotions is the first step to business success. The Cenkus Law Firm provides services related to mergers & acquisitions, general business issues and startups, including founders’ agreements and fundraising. Brett also consults with entrepreneurs and invests his own capital as an angel investor. From 2010-2013 he served as Chief Legal Counsel of a publicly-trade international oilfield services company. From 2001 to 2006 he and a partner founded and built Paragon Residential Mortgage. Paragon was sold to Bridge Investments in 2006. Brett holds a Juris Doctorate from Harvard Law School and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Messiah College in Grantham, Pennsylvania. Brett lives in Austin with his wife, Cathryn, and daughter, Elle. He enjoys reading, running, classic movies, great food and wine and NFL football. You can also reach me at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/brettcenkus http://www.cenkus.com http://www.cenkuslaw.com ss ep 1 with lower third
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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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Understanding Classes of Venture Capital rounds (Angel, seed, Series A, Series B ...)

Understanding Classes of Venture Capital rounds (Angel, seed, Series A, Series B ...)

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VC money comes in a lot of different form and names, so which type should you take? In this episode of eLagaan Whiteboard Friday, the eLagaan (http://elagaan.com ) team discusses what is the right class of Venture Capital money to raise and when in a startup. Understand various class of VC rounds Seed round, Series A, Series B etc. When to raise what class of money. How naming the series can make a difference in how much money you raise. Difference between angel funding vs VC funding. Also thoughts about whom should you raise the money from? How Common shares, preferred shared, liquidation preference, anti-dilution rights makes a difference in choosing the right round. How to raise enough money so that you don't raise too much or too less, so that you don't give up too much of your company or run out of money and close shop. Do you need clarity in advance for future rounds of venture funds. What are financial models & why it is important to have a financial model for a company before raising funding. A quick way to build these models. How do entrepreneurs find out early on other expenses like marketing, sales etc (look for a rule of thumb for this). How to de-risk three major risks technology risk, market risk, execution risk & how these can play a role in getting the right venture fund. Examples of de-risk would be prototype, acquiring customer etc.
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