The Notorious Term Sheet: Legal Traps to Avoid for Start-Ups
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Term sheets, and the legal jargon associated with them, can be overwhelming. But they’re meant to be used for your advantage.
Entrepreneurs fear being way off in their valuation, or paralyzed by the other terms, because they have no idea what's standard practice and what’s worth fighting for. Most founders can tell you how much money they need, but few have given much thought to what they are willing to give up for it.
- Getting to term-sheet stage: types of investors and investment rounds
- How to negotiate terms without offending or alienating prospective investors
- Common mistakes which result in entrepreneurs becoming vulnerable to predatory investment practices
- Post- term sheet: key things to note in order to remain in control post-fund-raising
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