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Investor Connect – Daniel Hallawi of KapVista
In this episode, Hall welcomes Daniel Hallawi of KapVista, a global platform showcasing emerging companies across 15+ countries to over 15,000 high net worth, professional, and international investors. Through an investor-focused website and tailored matchmaking, private companies can present their company to potential investors, advisors and board members. As a…
Anti-Dilution
Terms sheets use anti-dilution clauses to protect the investors. Anti-dilution comes into play during down rounds in which the founders raise funding at a lower valuation than a previous round. There are three scenarios: No Anti-Dilution Protection - Investors and founders share in dilution from any follow on rounds funding.…
Investor Connect – Matt Johnson of Johnson Venture Partners
In this episode, Hall welcomes Matt Johnson of Johnson Venture Partners, a micro VC fund investing in high-growth startups in the Southeast. Matt's curiosity about the founding stories of successful companies led to a passion for early-stage investing. While JVP is sector agnostic, Matt points to his particular interest in…
Liquidation Preference
Liquidation preference is a right commonly found in terms sheet. It provides the investor the right to receive their investment back and then the remaining profits are distributed pro rata to other stakeholders. It's often expressed in multiples such as 1X, 2X, or 3X. This means the investors with those…
Investor Connect – Rob Wray of BlueStar SeniorTech
In this episode, Hall welcomes Rob Wray, CEO of BlueStar SeniorTech. BlueStar provides aging-in-place technologies to seniors, particularly those in families with veterans. Multi-faceted businessman/admiral: fluent in technology, people, processes, energy, defense, and general P&L business Rob is a Mechanical Engineer from the Naval Academy, Admiral Wray. He spent seven…
Key Terms in the Terms Sheet
Here are some Financial Parameters to look for in a terms sheet: Type of Security: Convertible Preferred Stock, Series A Convertible Preferred Stock, or Series Seed Preferred Stock. Investment Amount: How much is being raised. Pre-Money Valuation: What the business is worth before the investment. The pre-money valuation can also…
Investor Connect – Brett Commaille of Hlayisani Capital
In this episode, Hall welcomes Brett Commaille of Hlayisani Capital. Hlayisani's investment philosophy is focussed on the acquisition of either significant minority or majority ownership stakes in market leading organizations that are high-growth and high-impact revenue generating private equity businesses. With over 20 years of investment and management experience and…
Founder Friendly Terms Sheet
Term sheets lean to the founder or to the investor. One that leans to the founder is called a founder friendly term sheet. It has some of the following characteristics: The term sheet provides that the Preferred Shares will receive the same number of votes as the number of Common…
Investor Connect – Jon Trauben of Altitude Investment Management
In this episode, Hall welcomes Jon Trauben of Altitude Investment Management. Altitude Investment Management, LLC is a U.S.-based global venture capital fund manager investing in the legal cannabis industry. The manager's strategy is to invest in a range of early-stage to growth companies that support this rapidly-growing industry, both in…
VC Quick Valuation Method
In raising funding, valuation is a key number the CEO and investor must come to agree with. As a startup you must determine your target valuation. There are several methods. One method is the VC Quick Valuation Method This method starts with the exit of the startup. You assume the…