Month: July 2009

Jul 18 2009

Another Way VCs Outnegotiate Entrepreneurs

Jeff Bussgang from Flybridge has today’s great VC post titled In VC deals, Price Doesn’t Matter – But The "Promote" DoesWhile I personally dislike the phrase “promote” to describe the concept Jeff is describing (I think “founders post-deal ownership value” – or FPDOV – is a much better phrase, although I realize “promote” is catchier.)

If you are an entrepreneur negotiating a VC financing, you should read this post carefully.  Jeff does an excellent job explaining one of the key ways that VCs outnegotiate entrepreneurs while making the entrepreneur feel good about the outcome.

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Jul 8 2009

Finding Companies to Invest In

Today’s great VC post is from my partner (and co-author of this blog) Jason Mendelson.  Jason post Where Do Venture Capitalists Find Their Companies? has a detailed breakdown, from Jason’s point of view, on where VCs find (and look for) companies to invest in.

And – as a bonus post – Mark Suster has a dynamite rant titled Is VC too Fat and Happy?

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