Venture Hacks has today’s great post titled Should I give my lawyers equity? This is a common ask by most lawyers of their early stage clients. Venture Hacks gives you all the correct answers to this question.
Archives for December 2007
Month: December 2007
Q: I have developed a really cool technology that I really think could essentially solve several huge issues: Piracy (music and even movies), Apple’s monopoly on digital media players and much more. How the heck do I approach this? I really think I’ll need to not only develop the technology (which is my area) but […]
Q: What are the most important functional skills that you look for in a startup’s founders and on a startup team? Sales/Marketing/Operations/Technical/Changes every times? A: (Brad): There are two attributes I want on every founding team – deep tech skills and capable sales skills. Occasionally these come together in one person (e.g. a deep tech […]
Q: What is your stance regarding watermarks on presentations? I’m thinking something subtle, transparent text diagonally across the face of the slides that says, Prepared for Foundry-Do Not Distribute. Do VCs feel offended that an entrepreneur takes that step or is this pretty typical especially for first communications? And finally, does this even accomplish anything […]
Q: You’ve discussed the "typical" equity allotments for founders and senior management. But my question is about the perceived and real value (I presume they differ considerably in many cases) of stock options for employees beyond the first few dozen. Do you have any historical perspective on whether options grants really drive wealth creation for […]
Mark Davis – a member of the DFJ Gotham – has written a very extensive series of posts on his blog titled Get Venture. Mark describes his goal as to "create the entrepreneur’s manual for raising venture capital." He’s covered a lot of ground that is a good read for any entrepreneur looking to raise […]