Tag Archives: Angel Investors

Respect the Stick

The hockey stick, that is. High impact entrepreneurs know – or learn pretty fast – that most angel and even most venture funds outside of the major venture centers take a perverse satisfaction in telling entrepreneurs that they are being … Continue reading

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Angel Investing Outside of the Major Venture Centers: Special Challenges

High impact angel investing in the major venture capital centers is not without its special challenges. That said, problems like a target rich environment of experienced entrepreneurs and a plethora of alternative funding options are, as they say, pretty high … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Why Good Venture Investors Turn Down Good Deals

If you know anything about venture capital investing, you probably know that most plans that come across the desks of venture capitalists (and angels, for that matter) are not fundable.  That is, they are of so little merit that no … Continue reading

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Understanding the Limits of Convertible Debt Seed Financing Structures

While Convertible Debt with a “kicker” of some sort (typically either in the form of warrants or a discount on the conversion price) was first used primarily as a structure for bridging companies between rounds of traditional venture capital financing, … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Convertible Debt Valuation Caps

Convertible debt with an equity kicker – typically either in the form of warrant coverage or a discount on the conversion rice – is a common vehicle for seed stage financings.  As people on both sides of these deals have … Continue reading

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The Good Angel Investor (Part 2): After the Closing

In Part 1 of this post, I focused on issues entrepreneurs and angels should think about as a seed deal comes together.  Today, I want to focus on how angels can engage with entrepreneurs after the money changes hands. Foremost … Continue reading

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Convertible What?

For some time, now, convertible debt has been the poison of choice for seed financings by angel investors.  Basically, these deals involve the investor providing capital in exchange for a note that automatically converts into equity at a future financing … Continue reading

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