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Negotiating The Venture Debt Term Sheet

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What is Venture Debt Venture debt is a financing option for startups that provides them with the capital they need to grow their business. Unlike traditional debt, venture debt is offered by specialized venture lenders who understand the risks and opportunities of early-stage companies. One of the main advantages of venture debt is that it […]

How Do VCs Make Money and Why It Matters to You

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A venture capital (VC) firm is a financial institution that invests in early-stage companies with long-term growth potential. How VCs make money is a question of interest to many entrepreneurs and business owners, as it can help explain why venture capitals are such an essential part of the startup ecosystem. With that in mind, let’s […]

Revenue Based Financing Startups – How Does It Work?

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Introduction You can look at revenue-based financing through the lens of an investor and a lender. Revenue-based financing (RBF) helps investors tap into investment opportunities with high returns. However, these opportunities come with risks since late repayments impact revenue growth.   Conversely, a revenue-based financing model is not for every company. RBF model is suitable for […]

Is Y Combinator Worth It in 2023?

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The Y Combinator is a U.S.-based startup accelerator started in May 2005. It has become one of the best accelerators, having funded companies like Airbnb and Coinbase. In this article we see if Y Combinator is worth it. Building a successful startup requires tremendous hard work, a bit of luck, and extensive guidance. Most startup […]

Terms Sheets 101: Drag Along Rights

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Introduction Drag-along rights are one of the common clauses in term sheets, that allow majority shareholders to force the remaining minority shareholders into a prompt sale. But this is based on the requirement that minority shareholders get similar terms and conditions like majority shareholders. After equity distribution between shareholders like the investors and founders, drag-along […]

What is a Convertible Note: Everything You Need to Know

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Introduction Convertible notes are incredibly popular and practical for raising funds by startups. But startup founders often don’t understand the mechanics and fundamentals of convertible notes. The truth is that most investors don’t want to invest in startups that don’t guarantee a significant return on investment. Startups are inherently risky! From the perspective of startups, […]