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Demystifying the VC term sheet: Drag-along provisions – Attorney Scott Edward Walker continues his ongoing series about some of the common (and confusing) jargon in a VC term sheet, explaining how you might be forced to vote in favor of a merger or sale – even if you don’t want to.
4 essential ways to attract investors – It’s harder than ever to turn the head of a venture capitalist or angel investor, but there are some basic elements you’ll need to address before either will even consider taking your call. Doug Collom, vice dean and an adjunct lecturer on venture capital and entrepreneurship for Wharton | San Francisco, runs them down.
Can Charlie Sheen make you a better entrepreneur? – There’s a thin line between insane and brilliant. We may not know with absolute certainty which side of it Charlie Sheen is on, but hidden in his rants of the past month or so is some key advice for startup owners.
B2Bs need to increase their social intelligence – While social media has been well-integrated into the marketing of B2C companies, the business-to-business world hasn’t exactly gotten on board. As a result, says Umberto Milletti, CEO of InsideView, companies are leaving a lot of cash on the table.
The long slow death of the IPO – Ten years ago, it was the dream of most startups to go public, but that’s less prevalent today, suggests Barry Silbert, founder and CEO of SecondMarket. Citing several reasons, ranging from Sarbanes-Oxley to the shift to online brokerages, he explains why he believes IPOs are in the midst of a slow, painful decline.
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