Q: I and a couple of other 40-somethings have a great idea for a new Web 2.0 start-up. Our problem is that none of us can afford to give up our day jobs to bootstrap a start-up. In fact, our Web 2.0 idea would be a direct competitor to our current employers so we cannot, […]
Archives for June 2007
Month: June 2007
Q: Why don’t VCs invest in real estate? I have a great idea but I can’t get past the sentence where I mention it’s a real estate deal. A: (Jason). We don’t invest in real estate because we don’t know what we are doing in that market. Okay, that was a little glib, but it’s […]
Question: I’m part of a small company that has been bootstrapped and grown organically over the last 4 years. We are at the point now where large competitors are very interested in us. We are seriously considering an exit. I have two questions: 1. What do you feel about auctions versus dealing with one party? […]
Dick Costolo (aka Ask the Wizard) has two excellent posts up titled Options Acceleration and Employee Options and Grant Size. If you are granting options or receiving an option grant, these are both excellent posts to read.
Part 2 of David Shanberg’s article on M&A Due Diligence. Part 1 addressed what to expect from the due diligence process. This time David addresses “How To Be Protect Your Confidential Information While Still Moving the Process Forward.” Potential acquirers are typically trustworthy and sincere in their intent when conducting due diligence, with making an acquisition the […]
Q: We are in the midst of negotiating a carve out with an investor on the East Coast. Two stumbling blocks have occurred. The first issue is what is an appropriate option pool size and does it vary from East to West coasts? The investor tends to believe that there are a significant differences in […]