Tag Archives: Seed Capital

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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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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Act 255 Tax Credits and …. Convertible Equity

Active angel and venture investors in Wisconsin are generally familiar with Act 255, a state law that provides a tax credit for investors in the equity of qualifying emerging technology businesses.  In cases where an investment is made before a … 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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Entrepreneurs with (Bad) Attitudes

Many high impact entrepreneurs have outsized personalities.  They combine a big ego with incredible creativity, drive and energy.  Pretty much all of them that I have known have had at least one serious personality … quirk.  That said, there are … 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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The Good Angel Investor (Part 1): Doing the Deal

At a time when lean startups often require considerably less than $1 million dollars to develop the proverbial minimum viable product and even validate the same with some customers, angel investors are playing an increasingly important role in startup financings.  … Continue reading

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