Posts Tagged ‘angel financings’
Helping Entrepreneurs Succeed: Paul Grahamby Scott Edward Walker on October 27th, 2010
To Our Clients & Friends: Welcome to our weekly series “Helping Entrepreneurs Succeed.” Each week, we post a short video clip of a successful entrepreneur, investor or business leader on a variety of topics to help entrepreneurs succeed.
Today, as a bonus to the Mark Zuckerberg clip posted on Monday, we present startup guru Paul Graham, co-founder of Y Combinator and a very smart guy. Indeed, I was discussing Paul last night during my presentation to the Lean Startup Circle in Portland. In this interesting, recent four-minute clip (courtesy of TechCrunch), Paul discusses, among other things, (i) how negotiating leverage has shifted to the founders in connection with angel financings; (ii) how much cheaper it is to launch a startup these days; and (iii) how it is becoming “social acceptable” to launch a startup. I hope you enjoy it. Cheers, Scott
Walker Twitter Highlights & Holiday Greetingsby Scott Edward Walker on December 20th, 2009
For those of you who missed this week’s Twitter updates, below you’ll find highlights of our top tweets from December 13th though December 20th. If you would like to see all of our tweets (or if you would like to receive an RSS feed of them), you can do so here.
If you have any questions or comments with respect to any of the tweets below, please contact us through the comments section of this post.
Finally, we would like to wish all of our clients and friends Happy Holidays and best wishes for the New Year. We will be offline until Monday, January 4th. Many thanks, Scott
Angel Financings: Five Tips for Entrepreneurs – Part 2by Scott Edward Walker on December 16th, 2009
This is part two of my two-part series on angel financings. In part one, I provided the following five tips for entrepreneurs: (i) push for the issuance of convertible notes; (ii) understand the key business terms; (iii) diligence the angel(s); (iv) never subject yourself to personal liability; and (v) comply with applicable securities laws. Below are five additional tips for entrepreneurs to help them through the angel financing process. Obviously, this is still a difficult environment in which to raise capital; however, I am confident that 2010 will bring greener pastures.
Walker Twitter Highlights: November 30th – December 5thby Scott Edward Walker on December 6th, 2009
For those of you who missed this week’s Twitter updates, below you’ll find highlights of our top tweets. If you would like to see all of our tweets (or if you would like to receive an RSS feed of them), you can do so here.
Angel Financings: Legal Tips For Entrepreneurs – Part 1by Scott Edward Walker on December 2nd, 2009
I am currently working with several smart, young entrepreneurs who are trying to raise capital from “angels” (i.e., wealthy individuals who invest in startups). Indeed, since I moved to Los Angeles from New York City in 2005, I have been involved in a number of angel financings; and what’s interesting from my perspective as a corporate attorney is that the deals run the gamut from an angel handing a check to an entrepreneur and instructing him to “send the paperwork when it’s ready” — to an angel retaining a large, aggressive law firm and insisting on shares of preferred stock, with all the “bells and whistles.” Below are five tips for entrepreneurs to help them through the angel financing process. (This is part one of a two-part series; I will provide five additional tips in my next post.) (more…)