Paul Kedrosky has the “VC Post of the Day” (if we manage to do this daily for a while, maybe we’ll even turn this into a regular feature.) It’s titled Four Unusual Questions You Should Ask in Raising Venture Money. Unlike so many posts we’ve seen about questions to ask your VC (hmmm), these are […]
One of the many (yes – many – wow – keep ‘em coming – we’ll answer them) questions we got in the last 24 hours was “which conferences do you recommend?” We’ll have more on this in a separate post, but one that I noticed this morning as I read through the VC bloggers was […]
Question: How would you financially incentivize key employees during the startup stage of a company? We’re an LLC so it’s hard to give units (but possible). The alternative is similar to “phantom shares”, but it’s expensive to setup. Our Take: First, I realize that “incentivize” isn’t a word (At least MS Word says it isn’t), […]
Question: I understand that each fund has a time limit (5 to 10 years). What are the dynamics of the funds? Does a fund nearing the end of its term tend to try getting as many exits as possible (at any price)? What happens with portfolio companies after the end of the fund’s term? Is […]
We get a lot of questions that have “simple answers” and “more complex answers.” It’s kind of like life – and the simple answers usually trump the more complex ones. For example, I received the following question the other day by email. I’ve been working on a startup concept for many months now. I have […]
A little off topic, but still in the category of “Great VC Posts.” Josh Kopelman of First Round Capital demonstrates his problem solving skills by figuring out how to maintain his US Airways Chairman’s Preferred status without flying to Rome and back.