Fred Wilson has a long post up today titled What To Say To A Roomful of CTOs. As with many of Fred’s "think out loud posts" it covers a lot of ground. It’s an interesting complement to a post I wrote last October titled CTO vs. VP Engineering where I assert that after 20 employees, […]
Archives for January 2008
Month: January 2008
Ooh – this one is great. Larry Chiang has a post up on FoundRead titled 9 VCs You’re Gonna Want to Avoid. You’ll be laughing hard by the time he gets to #12 and the bonus round.
Q: Is it customary for an equity investor to have a veto right over future investments that are at parity or senior to that series? Do you see it often? Do you ever see it limited by the percentage ownership (e.g. if the series becomes a less than 10% shareholder, the veto right goes away)? […]
Q: Is there a list or could you recommend some mid-Atlantic angel investors/funds? A: (Brad) The Mid-Atlantic Venture Association has a good list.
Q: My client is looking for a 5 million dollar investment from a VC firm. What can he do to protect himself if he is worried that the VCs will acquire the rights to his product and then try to fire him and keep those rights? Does this happen often? In addition, he anticipates that […]
Q: I am wondering why is it that the vast majority of all VC partners either come from Harvard or Stanford? A: (Jason) I’ll tell you as a University of Michigan guy, it certainly seems like a lot of VCs have pedigrees from Harvard or Stanford, but plenty of folks have degrees from other places […]