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50 questions: Should I let my lawyer negotiate the deal?
"Going toe-to-toe with an experienced venture capitalist negotiating on concepts that are new, difficult to understand, and important to the future of your business is not an easy challenge," says Nic Brisbourne in an Equity Kicker post....
- Posted 387 days ago
50 Questions: To what extent should I encourage competition between VCs?
Nic Brisbourne has recently given his own take on the question of investor competition, which I looked at in an earlier 50 questions post on competitive tension. We both agree on the main points; narrow your options...
- Posted 402 days ago
50 Questions: What financial information does a VC want to see?
Nic Brisbourne urges all entrepreneurs looking for venture capital to provide financial information - not an overabundance of it, but enough information of the right quality. Investors need the right information in order to make a judgment...
- Posted 411 days ago
50 Questions: If I raise venture capital what differences will it make to how I have to run my business?
Will the way you run your business change after raising venture capital? Yes. How will it change? The short answer is that you will be under much more pressure to stay on-plan - your job now is...
- Posted 423 days ago
50 Questions: What should an entrepreneur be looking to get out of a first pitch meeting with a VC?
Nic Brisbourne gives an unconventional answer to the latest question in this series. Many people will tell you that the aim of your first pitch meeting is to get another meeting. Nic disagrees. Your goal is to...
- Posted 442 days ago
50 questions: How does a VC evaluate a company’s product?
How do venture capitalists judge the fruits of your labour? In Nic Brisbourne's latest contribution to the 50 questions series, he gives a brief and clear overview of the methods VCs use to assess a company's product.
- Posted 458 days ago
50 Questions: How can I tell that a VC won’t invest?
Time is an entrepreneur's greatest resource. If you don't know whether your fundraising process is failing, your time may be wasted.
- Posted 464 days ago