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Topic: Board of Directors
Fred Wilson (USV) must not be at SXSW because he’s got a great post up titled The Board Of Directors – Selecting, Electing & Evolving. While having a great post up and being at SXSW don’t have to be mutually exclusive, all of the other VC Posts that I saw this morning said something like “here’s […]
I’ve gotten several emails recently from folks complaining that their VCs are wasting their legal spend on changing indemnification agreements. What is going on and why is this important? Mike Sullivan at Howard Rice has the best plain English explanation that I’ve seen: Let’s say you’re a VC and you sit on the board of […]
Q: My company is backed by VC firm to whom we also pay a $2k/month "consulting fee." We have raised approximately $2MM from them in a Series A. Is that type of consulting payment typical in an early stage venture? A: (Jason) I want to vomit again. We received this question just a few short […]
Q: I am trying to determine the appropriate equity position for my startup’s board members. They are arguing that they are "founding" board members. They have put in a few hours a month of their time for around a year, have been very helpful with introductions, and have sat in on VC meetings. We are […]
Fred Wilson has today’s outstanding post titled Thoughts on Choosing Board Members. I’ve sat on a number of boards with Fred and agree completely with everything he said in his post.