Q: If an entrepreneur is out meeting with people in order to find investors in a round of financing, is this “soliciting” investments in the eyes of the SEC? It is my understanding that the SEC doesn’t permit solicitations” unless there is a pre-existing relationship. Therefore, if the entrepreneur doesn’t have a pre-existing relationship before he starts making […]
Archives for October 2007
Month: October 2007
Don Dodge has today’s great post up titled Failing Fast It’s a good thing. Don’s a smart guy, an experienced entrepreneur, and has become a good friend. His blog – Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing – is required reading for entrepreneurs, especially if you have any interactions with Microsoft.
Today’s great post is from Fred Wilson titled The Fiction of 20%. If you’ve ever negotiated with a VC, you’ve likely heard something like “I need at least 20% of the company to make the deal work.” Fred has a great rant on why this is – is in his words – rubbish.
We get a ton of legal questions on this site. We can’t answer them because if we act as your lawyers, you can sue us. That would not be fun. However, fear not, there is a GREAT book on most all of the issues that affect the entrepreneur. The Entrepreneurs Guide to Business Law. The book’s co-author […]
Q: How do/will market corrections like we’ve seen in the US affect venture funds and venture funding, even if concerns are supposedly only about the housing credit market? A: (Jason). No one can say for sure, but some folks think the credit crunch will be helpful to VC fund raising. The idea is that with […]