Q: I’ve been re-reading back through your term sheet series as was wondering if you had a sample one that you could send my way (yes, I have found several others online already but they don’t seem to contain much of the same jargon that you give in your examples). Also, I’m trying to find […]
Question: I’m curious. I understand that VCs have primarily four functions they perform: raising funds, screening and investing in new businesses, managing current portfolio companies and some level of investor relations and internal operations. How do you divide your work day? What percentage of time do you think you dedicate to each area? Maybe I’m […]
I co-own a startup company recently founded between myself and a partner. Neither of us have the core skills to write a clear and coherent business plan. However, we have very forward vision, goals, built-up clients and community, a strong advisory panel and all around great prospects. What would you advise we do, if not […]
Rick Segal has today’s VC Post of the Day with his excellent post A Fatal Paper Cut. Rick tells the story of the death of a promising young startup as a result of a messy early capital structure that wasn’t managed correctly from the beginning. In due diligence, the VC chickened out and the company […]
Ah – two great VC posts in one day – what more could you ask for? Scott Maxwell of OpenView Venture Partners has an awesome post up titled 10 best ways to lie with metrics. I’m glad to see Scott blogging again – his MIT background shines through with his critical thinking on any topic […]
Saul Klein (VP at Skype) has the Great VC Post of the day up. It’s a presentation by Ben Holmes from Index Ventures on Everything You Need To Know About Venture Capital.