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Contracts

August 10th, 2021 •

Nobody likes to read contracts (except myself, but other people have weird hobbies too, right? … someone keeps poisonous spiders, I read contracts). Tens of pages of boring text and contrived sentences, written in a language few understand.

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The Valuation Trap – Part 3, Downround

February 5th, 2019 •

Imagine: You have a really good company, an investor agrees to invest $5m at a wow valuation of $25m pre-money ($30m post-money) and everyone is happy.

The one about pets

October 17th, 2020 •

Most of our startups have tech background and when we are considering a new investment, my time comes and we chat with the CTO of the object of our interest about IT. I am trying to get a feel if the company can scale – both the team and technology.

ICO or IKO

January 30th, 2019 •

Sometimes we come across a start-up, which in the past did, is doing, or is planning to do an ICO, or Initial Coin Offering. Simply put, an ICO means the company prints it’s own (digital) money and offers it to potential investors.

Investor without Micro-Management

October 1st, 2018 •

When dating with prospective portfolio companies, we often get asked about our role in our portfolio companies. How much hands-on are we? Do we interfere in the founder’s decisions? Our reply to that is: “As you wish“.

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Why startups fail

August 3rd, 2021 •

Every day, hundreds, if not thousands of startups, are founded. Most of them won’t make it into a real company. Often not because there was not a good idea at the beginning or the customers did not want to buy the product or service. The reasons are often quite prosaic.

M&A advisors – Price

June 29th, 2021 •

I know, I know, I am taking my time with finishing the series. Sorry! Maybe it would be easier for you to get a professional investor, who will do all that for you 🙂

M&A advisors – How to choose

June 4th, 2021 •

Most importantly: as in any job, you can only succesfully play a league you belong to. Goldman Sachs will not sell your local fruit stall network. You need to know what you want to achieve and realistically assess who might have the competence, but also motivation, to help you.

M&A advisors (series)

May 14th, 2021 •

Disclaimer: any similarity to actual events and persons is purely co-incidental 🙂 M&A advisors are used for selling companies, raising capital, various mergers and so on. In our series we will concern ourselves mainly with advisory mandates with regards to sale of companies. Such mandate, if done right, can make you a lot of extra […]

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