Posts Tagged ‘Paul Graham’

Walker Twitter Highlights: July 29th – August 11th

by Scott Edward Walker on August 12th, 2013

I’m using Twitter as a form of micro-blogging to share interesting blog posts, articles and podcasts relating to entrepreneurship and startups, M&A and legal issues.  Below are my six most popular tweets (via bit.ly) for the past two weeks and a couple of blog-related tweets.  If you’d like to see all of my tweets (or an RSS feed of them), you can do so here.  Cheers, Scott

 

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Walker Twitter Highlights: June 17th – 30th

by Scott Edward Walker on July 1st, 2013

I’m using Twitter as a form of micro-blogging to share interesting articles, posts and podcasts relating to entrepreneurship and startups, M&A and legal issues.  Below are my five most popular tweets for the past two weeks.  Cheers, Scott

 

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Walker Twitter Highlights: March 10th – 24th

by Scott Edward Walker on March 25th, 2013

I’m using Twitter as a form of micro-blogging to share interesting blog posts, articles and podcasts relating to entrepreneurship and startups, M&A and legal issues.  Below are my five most popular tweets (via bit.ly) for the past two weeks and a couple of blog-related tweets.  If you’d like to see all of my tweets (or an RSS feed of them), you can do so here.  Cheers, Scott

 

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Walker Twitter Highlights: November 26th – December 4th

by Scott Edward Walker on December 5th, 2012

I’m using Twitter as a form of micro-blogging to share interesting blog posts, articles and podcasts relating to entrepreneurship and startups, M&A and legal issues.  Below are my five most popular tweets (via bit.ly) for the past week and a couple of blog-related tweets.  If you’d like to see all of my tweets (or an RSS feed of them), you can do so here.  Cheers, Scott

 

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Helping Entrepreneurs Succeed: Ron Conway

by Scott Edward Walker on November 29th, 2012

To Our Clients & Friends: Welcome to our weekly series “Helping Entrepreneurs Succeed.”  Each week, we post a favorite video of a successful entrepreneur, investor or business leader on a variety of topics.  This week, we present Ron Conway, the founder of SV Angel and a brilliant investor, who is commonly referred to as the “Godfather of Silicon Valley”.

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Walker Twitter Highlights: June 11th – 18th

by Scott Edward Walker on June 19th, 2012

I’m using Twitter as a form of micro-blogging to share interesting blog posts, articles and podcasts relating to entrepreneurship and startups, M&A and legal issues.  Below are my five most popular tweets (via bit.ly) for the past week and a couple of blog-related tweets.  If you’d like to see all of my tweets (or an RSS feed of them), you can do so here.  Cheers, Scott

 

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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Convertible Note Seed Financings (But Were Afraid To Ask) – Part 1

by Scott Edward Walker on April 9th, 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Introduction

We are in the golden age of seed financing.  Venture capital funds, seed funds, super angels, angel groups, incubators, and “friends and family” are all playing the seed financing game and investing early in startups in an attempt to land the next Facebook.

As a result, the pendulum has swung dramatically in the founders’ favor, and the issuance of convertible notes for seed financing has never been more prolific.  Indeed, as a corporate lawyer for 18+ years, I have seen this development first-hand.

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Walker Twitter Highlights: February 20th – 26th

by Scott Edward Walker on February 26th, 2012

I’m using Twitter as a form of micro-blogging to share interesting blog posts, articles and podcasts relating to entrepreneurship and startups, M&A and legal issues.  Below are my five most popular tweets (via bit.ly) for the past week and a couple of blog-related tweets.  If you’d like to see all of my tweets (or an RSS feed of them), you can do so here.  Cheers, Scott

 

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Walker Twitter Highlights: October 10th – 16th

by Scott Edward Walker on October 17th, 2011

I’m using Twitter as a form of micro-blogging to share interesting blog posts, articles and podcasts relating to entrepreneurship and startups, M&A and legal issues.  Below are my five most popular tweets (via bit.ly) for the past week and a couple of blog-related tweets.  If you’d like to see all of my tweets (or an RSS feed of them), you can do so here.  Cheers, Scott

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Helping Entrepreneurs Succeed: Joe Gebbia

by Scott Edward Walker on October 14th, 2011

To Our Clients & Friends: Welcome to our weekly series “Helping Entrepreneurs Succeed.”  Each week, we share a favorite video of a successful entrepreneur, investor or business leader on a variety of topics.  This week, we present Joe Gebbia, the Co-Founder of AirBnB.

In this very interesting 20-minute video, Joe discusses the history of AirBnB and how it was created and scaled; it’s an amazing, inspirational story.   You should also check out this extraordinary email exchange between Paul Graham (the Co-Founder of Y Combinator) and uber-VC Fred Wilson with respect to a possible investment in AirBnB.  Many thanks, Scott

Joe Gebbia: The Airbnb Story from Piers Fawkes on Vimeo.

Walker Twitter Highlights: August 11th – 21st

by Scott Edward Walker on August 22nd, 2011

I’m using Twitter as a form of micro-blogging to share interesting blog posts, articles and podcasts relating to entrepreneurship and startups, M&A and legal issues.  Below are my five most popular tweets (via bit.ly) for the past 10 days and a couple of Quora-related tweets.  If you’d like to see all of my tweets (or an RSS feed of them), you can do so here.  Cheers, Scott

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Walker Twitter Highlights: July 18th – 24th

by Scott Edward Walker on July 25th, 2011

I’m using Twitter as a form of micro-blogging to share interesting blog posts, articles and podcasts relating to entrepreneurship and startups, M&A and legal issues.  If you missed this past week’s Twitter updates, below are my five most popular tweets (via bit.ly) and my blog-related tweets.  If you’d like to see all of my tweets (or an RSS feed of them), you can do so here.  Cheers, Scott

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Walker Twitter Highlights: May 23rd – 29th

by Scott Edward Walker on May 30th, 2011

I’m using Twitter as a form of micro-blogging to share interesting blog posts, articles and podcasts relating to entrepreneurship and startups, M&A and legal issues.  If you missed this past week’s Twitter updates, below are my five most popular tweets (via bit.ly) and my blog-related tweets.  If you’d like to see all of my tweets (or an RSS feed of them), you can do so here.  Cheers, Scott

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Helping Entrepreneurs Succeed: Paul Graham (via Charlie Rose)

by Scott Edward Walker on May 24th, 2011

To Our Clients & Friends: Welcome to our weekly series entitled “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.  This week, we again present startup guru Paul Graham, co-founder of Y Combinator and a brilliant entrepreneur and investor.

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Walker Twitter Highlights: April 18th – 24th

by Scott Edward Walker on April 25th, 2011

I’m using Twitter as a form of micro-blogging to share interesting blog posts, articles and podcasts relating to entrepreneurship and startups, M&A and legal issues.  If you missed this past week’s Twitter updates, below are my five most popular tweets (via bit.ly) and my blog-related tweets.  If you’d like to see all of my tweets (or an RSS feed of them), you can do so here.  Thanks, Scott

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Should We Execute the “Series Seed” Documents with No Negotiations?

by Scott Edward Walker on April 21st, 2011

Introduction

This post was originally part of my “Ask the Attorney” series which I am writing for VentureBeat (one of my favorite websites for entrepreneurs).  Below is a longer, more comprehensive version.  Please shoot me any questions you may have in the comments section – or feel free to call me directly at 415-979-9998.  Many thanks, Scott

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Walker Twitter Highlights: March 21sth – 27th

by Scott Edward Walker on March 28th, 2011

I’m using Twitter as a form of micro-blogging to share interesting blog posts, articles and podcasts relating to entrepreneurship and startups, M&A and legal issues.  If you missed this week’s Twitter updates, below are my five most popular tweets (via bit.ly) and my blog-related tweets.  If you’d like to see all of my tweets (or an RSS feed of them), you can do so here.  Thanks, Scott

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VC Term Sheets – Board Control

by Scott Edward Walker on March 24th, 2011

Introduction

This post originally appeared as part of the “Ask the Attorney” column I am writing for VentureBeat.  Below is a longer, more comprehensive version, which is part of my ongoing series on venture capital term sheets.  Here are the issues I have addressed to date:

Today’s post relates to the composition of the Board of Directors and specifically addresses the issue of who should control the Board following a Series A financing.

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Walker Twitter Highlights: October 24th – 30th

by Scott Edward Walker on October 31st, 2010

I’m using Twitter as a form of micro-blogging to share interesting blog posts, articles and podcasts relating to entrepreneurship & startups, mergers & acquisitions, and business & corporate law issues.

For those of you who missed this week’s Twitter updates, below are my five most popular tweets (via bit.ly) and my blog-related tweets.  If you’d like to see all of my tweets (or an RSS feed of them), you can do so here.  Thanks, Scott

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Helping Entrepreneurs Succeed: Paul Graham

by 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.  Many thanks, Scott

How Do I Raise Seed Capital If I Don’t Know Any Investors? – Part 2

by Scott Edward Walker on October 20th, 2010

Introduction

This post is part 2 of my three-part series: “How do I raise seed capital if I don’t know any investors?”  In part 1, I discussed the importance of hustling and building relationships in order to get warm introductions to investors.  In this post, I will discuss a different approach: applying to one of the mentorship/seed capital programs.

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Determination via Jessica Livingston

by Scott Edward Walker on September 22nd, 2010

Introduction

I’ve been reading the book Founders at Work: Stories of Startups’ Early Days written by Jessica Livingston, a co-founder of Y Combinator (a seed-stage venture firm) and a very smart and interesting individual.  The book is a collection of extensive interviews with founders of high-profile technology companies with respect to their earliest days, including Steve Wozniak (Apple), Craig Newmark (Craigslist), Mitch Kapor (Lotus), Caterina Fake (Flickr), Max Levchin (PayPal), and Sabeer Bhatia (Hotmail).  There are many important takeaways and lessons to be learned, but the one that really struck a chord with me (as a former minor-league tennis player and now a corporate lawyer for entrepreneurs) is the importance of determination.

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Walker Twitter Highlights: July 18th – 24th

by Scott Edward Walker on July 25th, 2010

I’m using Twitter as a form of micro-blogging to share interesting articles, blog posts and podcasts relating to entrepreneurship, business and corporate law issues, and mergers & acquisitions.

For those of you who missed this week’s Twitter updates, below are my five most popular tweets (via bit.ly) and two most popular blog-related tweets.  If you’d like to see all of my tweets (or an RSS feed of them), you can do so here.  Many thanks, Scott

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