Posts Tagged ‘venture capital’

Walker Twitter Highlights: July 15th – 28th

by Scott Edward Walker on July 29th, 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: July 1st – 14th

by Scott Edward Walker on July 15th, 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 and a couple of firm-related tweets.  Cheers, Scott

 

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More Words of Wisdom from Marc Andreessen

by Scott Edward Walker on June 14th, 2013

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Walker Twitter Highlights: December 31st – January 13th

by Scott Edward Walker on January 14th, 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 few 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 12th – 25th

by Scott Edward Walker on November 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 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: July 2nd – 15th

by Scott Edward Walker on July 16th, 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 two weeks and a few 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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VC Term Sheets – Investors’ Option to Walk

by Scott Edward Walker on September 14th, 2011

Introduction

This post originally appeared in the “Ask the Attorney” column I am writing for VentureBeat; it is part of my ongoing series regarding venture capital term sheets.  Here are the issues I have addressed to date:

In today’s post, I examine the non-binding and conditional language in term sheets.

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Doing Deals – 3 Tips for Entrepreneurs (Part 3)

by Scott Edward Walker on August 25th, 2011

Introduction

I’ve been doing deals as a corporate lawyer for 17+ years, and there are certain fundamental mistakes that I’ve seen entrepreneurs make over and over again.  Accordingly, I thought it would be helpful to share three basic tips in connection with doing deals.  This is part three of a three-part series, which was originally posted on Forbes.

In part one, I discussed the importance of being careful with letters of intent, creating a competitive environment and using your lawyer as a “bad cop.”  In part two, I discussed the importance of checking your emotions and remaining disciplined, not blinking first and leaving some chips on the table.

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Venture Capital Term Sheets – Redemption Rights

by Scott Edward Walker on July 7th, 2011

Introduction

This post originally appeared in the “Ask the Attorney” column I am writing for VentureBeat; it is part of my ongoing series regarding venture capital term sheets.  Here are the issues I have addressed to date:

In today’s post, I examine the redemption rights of investors.

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Helping Entrepreneurs Succeed: Mark Suster (Fundraising)

by Scott Edward Walker on June 24th, 2011

To Our Clients & Friends: Welcome to our weekly series entitled “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 again present Mark Suster, a partner at GRP Partners, blogger extraordinaire, and a very smart entrepreneur turned VC.

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Venture Capital Term Sheets: Conversion Rights

by Scott Edward Walker on June 9th, 2011

Introduction

This post originally appeared as part of the “Ask the Attorney” column I am writing for VentureBeat; it is another installment of my ongoing series regarding venture capital term sheets.  Here are the issues I have addressed to date:

In today’s post, I examine conversion rights of investors.

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Walker Twitter Highlights: May 2nd – 8th

by Scott Edward Walker on May 9th, 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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Helping Entrepreneurs Succeed: The Story of Marc Andreessen

by Scott Edward Walker on May 4th, 2011

To Our Clients & Friends: Welcome to our weekly series entitled “Helping Entrepreneurs Succeed.”  Each week, we post a video clip of a successful entrepreneur, investor or business leader on a variety of topics.  This week, we present the story of Marc Andreessen, a brilliant, visionary entrepreneur and now co-founder and general partner of the venture capital firm, Andreessen Horowitz.

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VC Term Sheets – Protective Provisions

by Scott Edward Walker on April 7th, 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 protective provisions, which is something VC investors almost always require in a priced round (i.e., equity issuance).

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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: November 21st – 27th

by Scott Edward Walker on November 28th, 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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Walker Twitter Highlights: October 3rd – 9th

by Scott Edward Walker on October 10th, 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.  Many thanks, Scott

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Helping Entrepreneurs Succeed: David Heinemeier Hansson

by Scott Edward Walker on August 16th, 2010

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 present David Heinemeier Hansson, who is the creator of the Ruby on Rails web development framework, a co-founder of 37signals and the co-author of the best-selling book Rework.  In this interesting, three-minute clip (courtesy of Stanford University’s Entrepreneurship Corner), David discusses the problem with accepting venture capital funding.  I hope you enjoy it.  Many thanks, Scott

Helping Entrepreneurs Succeed: Marc Andreessen, Ron Conway and David Hornik

by Scott Edward Walker on May 24th, 2010

To Our Clients & Friends:  Welcome to our new weekly series entitled “Helping Entrepreneurs Succeed.”  Each week, we will post a short video interview of one or more successful entrepreneurs, investors or business leaders on a variety of relevant topics to help entrepreneurs succeed.

This week, we present heavyweight VCs Marc Andreessen, Ron Conway and David Hornik courtesy of TechCrunch and its founder Michael Arrington (who conducted the interview).  They discuss valuation issues, hot investments, and issues relating to venture capital generally.  I hope you enjoy it.  Thanks, Scott

Walker Twitter Highlights: May 9th – 15th

by Scott Edward Walker on May 16th, 2010

I’m using Twitter as a form of micro-blogging to share interesting articles, blog posts and podcasts relating to entrepreneurship, raising capital, mergers & acquisitions, and lawyering.

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.  Many thanks, Scott

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Walker Twitter Highlights: April 11th – 17th

by Scott Edward Walker on April 18th, 2010

For those of you who missed this week’s Twitter updates, below you’ll find highlights of our top tweets.  If you’d like to see all of our tweets (or 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.  Many thanks, Scott

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Webinar for Entrepreneurs: Venture Capital Term Sheets (Plus More)

by Scott Edward Walker on April 15th, 2010

Introduction

My colleague, Susan Morgan, conducted a webinar yesterday with respect to venture capital term sheets for the “CFO University,” which is group of Chief Financial Officers convening monthly webinars via CFOwise.  As I have previously discussed, Susan recently joined our team and has strong financing experience, including 7+ years at Fenwick & West in Silicon Valley where she closed more than 30 financings.  (You can learn more about Susan’s background on her bio page.)  In conjunction with the webinar, Susan also wrote a brief post on convertible notes.  You can see the webinar and read the post below.  Many thanks, Scott

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Choice of Entity for Entrepreneurs

by Scott Edward Walker on April 14th, 2010

Introduction

I had originally intended to discuss “Series FF” stock in today’s post (as a follow-up to last week’s post regarding “Class F” stock); however, I had several telephone calls in the past few days with respect to the issue of choice of entity for startups and thought it would be helpful to get this post up.

Indeed, one of the most important early decisions an entrepreneur must make in connection with his or her venture is the choice of entity.  There are basically six choices: (1) sole proprietorship, (2) general partnership, (3) limited partnership, (4) C corporation, (5) S corporation or (6) limited liability company.  Below is a discussion of each entity, including a basic description, the advantages and disadvantages, the ideal candidate/business for such entity, the cost to set-up such entity and the most important take-away.

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Walker Twitter Highlights: January 17th – 23rd

by Scott Edward Walker on January 24th, 2010

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.

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.  Many thanks, Scott

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