When I was in Dallas recently, I met Kevin Vela, one of the founders of the Vela | Wood law firm. He told me about the Venture Deals Review podcast that he had done with his associate Aaron Terwey. The podcast is 19 episodes, each about a half hour, going through the chapters of Venture […]
Topic: Venture Deals
Venture Deals: Be Smarter Than Your Lawyer and Venture Capitalist is the definitive guide to venture financings. This book is for anyone who wants the insider’s guide to raising money, negotiating deals, and to know what really makes venture capitalists tick.
There are a few legal issues that we’ve seen consistently become hurdles for entrepreneurs and their lawyers. While in some cases they will simply be a hassle to clean up in a financing or an exit, they often have meaningful financial implications for the company and, in the worst case, can seriously damage the value […]
There is another type of term sheet that is important in an entrepreneur’s life—the letter of intent (LOI). Hopefully, one day you’ll receive one from a potential acquirer that will lead to fame, riches, and happiness. Or at least you’ll get a new business card on heavier card stock. Typically the first formal step by […]
As we enter the home stretch of the book, we spend some time talking about financings at different stages of the life of a company. Not all financings are created equal. This is especially true when you factor in the different stages that your company will evolve through over its lifetime. Each financing stage—seed, early, […]
Every book we’ve ever read has mistakes in it. Ours is no exception. We tried hard to get everything right, and say it clearly, but we know some errors snuck in. We’ve created an Errata page on this site. Whenever we find an error, or someone reports a mistake, we’ll put it up on the […]