Venture Deals: Be Smarter Than Your Lawyer and Venture Capitalist By Brad Feld and Jason Mendelson

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Book Name : Venture Deals: Be Smarter Than Your Lawyer and Venture Capitalist
Author : Brad Feld and Jason Mendelson
Language : English
Genre : Entrepreneurship, Venture Deals,
Publication : John Wiley & Sons
Pages : 230
Book Size : 25.1 Mb
Book Format : Pdf

About the Book :

In Venture Deals: Be Smarter Than Your Lawyer and Venture Capitalist By Brad Feld and Jason Mendelson, We start off with a brief history of the venture capital term sheet and a discussion of the different parties who participate in venture capital transactions.

We then discuss how to raise money from a venture capitalist, including determining how much money an entrepreneur should raise and what types of materials one will need before hitting the fundraising trail. Included in this section is a discussion about the process that many venture capitalists follow to decide which companies to fund.

We then dive deeply into the particular terms that are included in venture capital term sheets. We’ve separated this into three chapters—terms related to economics, terms related to control, and all of the other terms. We strive to give a balanced view of the particular terms along with strategies to getting to a fair deal.

As we wrote the Venture Deals ebook, we realized it was also useful for experienced entrepreneurs. A number of the entrepreneurs who read books or heard about what we were writing gave us feedback that they wished a book like this existed when they were starting their first company. When we asked the question “Would this be useful for you today?” many said, ‘Yes, absolutely.” Several sections, including the ones on negotiation and how venture capital funds work, were inspired by long dinner conversations with experienced entrepreneurs who told us that we had to write this stuff down, either on our blog or in a ebook. Well—here it is!

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  3. The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich by Timothy Ferris Ebook

Contents :

Introduction: The Art of the Term Sheet

1 The Players

The Entrepreneur
The Venture Capitalist
The Angel Investor
The Syndicate
The Lawyer
The Mentor

2 How to Raise Money

Do or Do Not; There Is No Try
Determine How Much You Are Raising
Fund-Raising Materials
Due Diligence Materials
Finding the Right VC
Finding a Lead VC
How VCs Decide to Invest
Closing the Deal

3 Overview of the Term Sheet

The Key Concepts: Economics and Control

4 Economic Terms of the Term Sheet Price
Liquidation Preference
Employee Pool

5 Control Terms of the Term Sheet

Board of Directors
Protective Provisions
Drag-Along Agreement

6 Other Terms of the Term Sheet

Redemption Rights
Conditions Precedent to Financing
Information Rights
Registration Rights
Right of First Refusal
Voting Rights
Restriction on Sales
Proprietary Information and Inventions Agreement
Co-Sale Agreement
Founders’ Activities
Initial Public Offering Shares Purchase
No-Shop Agreement

7 The Capitalization Table

8 How Venture Capital Funds Work

Overview of a Typical Structure
How Firms Raise Money
HowVenture Capitalists Make Money
HowTime Impacts Fund Activity
Cash Flow
Cross-Fund Investing
Departing Partners
Fiduciary Duties
Implications for the Entrepreneur
9 Negotiation Tactics
What Really Matters?
Preparing for the Negotiation
A Brief Introduction to Game Theory
Negotiating in the Game of Financing
Negotiating Styles and Approaches
Collaborative Negotiation versus Walk-Away Threats
Building Leverage and Getting to Yes
Things Not to Do
Great Lawyers versus Bad Lawyersversus No Lawyers
Can You Make a Bad Deal Better?

10 Raising Money the Right Way

Don’t Ask for a Nondisclosure Agreement
Don’t Email Carpet Bomb VCs
No Often Means No
Don’t Ask for a Referral If You Get a No
Don’t Be a Solo Founder
Don’t Overemphasize Patents
11 Issues at Different Financing Stages
Seed Deals
Early Stage
Mid and Late Stages
Other Approaches to Early Stage Deals

12 Letters of Intent—The Other Term Sheet Structure of a Deal

Asset Deal versus Stock Deal
Form of Consideration
Assumption of Stock Options
Representations, Warranties, and Indemnification
Confidentiality/Nondisclosure Agreement
Employee Matters
Conditions to Close
The No-Shop Clause
Fees, Fees, and More Fees
Registration Rights
Shareholder Representatives

13 Legal Things Every Entrepreneur Should Know Intellectual Property

Employment Issues
State of Incorporation
Accredited Investors
Filing an 83(b) Election
Section 409A Valuations

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