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Bryce Counts

Don't Get Left Empty-Handed: The Importance of Liquidation Preference

04/25/16 posted by Bryce Counts

In the world of venture capital financing, one of the most important terms, behind price/valuation, is liquidation preference. As a startup company founder, having a solid understanding of liquidation preference is incredibly important, as it could mean the difference between whether or not you collect any proceeds from a sale of your company. Keep Reading »

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The Rules on Who Can Invest in Your Startup May Be Changing!

01/19/16 posted by Bryce Counts

The Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") is taking a fresh look at the "accredited investor" definition with regard to Rule 506 (the securities registration exemption upon which most startups rely when raising angel and venture capital money). This could affect your ability to raise money for your startup. Keep Reading »

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Don't Give Away the Farm in a Bridge Financing: Conversion Discounts vs. Conversion Caps

07/15/15 posted by Bryce Counts

In the world of convertible debt, arguably the single most important term for both the startup and the investor is the provision concerning when and how the investor's convertible promissory note converts into equity. Keep Reading »

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The Interests of Investors and Founders Aren't Always Aligned

06/11/15 posted by Bryce Counts

Founders of technology startups often believe that their interests are aligned with those of their investors, and that belief is generally true. However, there are many situations where the interests of the founders and other shareholders differ from those of the outside investors. Keep Reading »

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Fully-Diluted Capitalization - What it Means and How it's Used

04/23/15 posted by Bryce Counts

You hear a lot of jargon in the world of technology startups and venture capital, and "fully-diluted capitalization" or "on a fully-diluted basis" are some of those terms that get thrown around a lot, but often times are not fully understood. Keep Reading »

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