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Bootstrapping with Brad Feld

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What Is The Purpose of Venture Debt At The Series A Round?

Q: From my limited perspective, venture debt in proximity to an A round seems awfully premature — restrictive debt coverage ratios, warrant coverage on preferred terms, etc — yet there seems to be an awful lot of venture debt investors out there who essentially have no response to these concerns but want me to take…

What Happens If Convertible Notes Are Called By Angel Investors?

Q: Convertible notes are popular instruments for angel investors when a future VC round might occur. But, if it takes longer to get to the venture round than you thought (doesn’t it always?) what happens when the note comes due? Can one investor call the note and put you out of business? A:  (Jason).  Yes, technically…

What Do Venture Capitalists Think About Venture Debt?

Q: What is your view on venture debt? A: (Jason)  I like Venture Debt under the right scenarios. Companies can fund themselves through debt much more cheaply than equity in most situations and debt can help smooth receivables lumpiness, provide equipment financing and a host of other useful things. I think Venture Debt sometimes gets…