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Investment

Right of first refusal

Hey there, startup nation! Q1 is in full swing and we know you might be eyeing a new round of fundraising for your venture. Today, we’re getting personal with another investor right you might come across during negotiating a term sheet - the right of first refusal (ROFR). Let’s get started.

Understand the investment process for startups

A key hurdle to being investment-ready is the idea of due diligence. Potential investors will follow a due diligence process to make sure that your company is a viable fit for their investment. Learn how to prepare ahead to speed up your next investment round and attract the best investors.

Pre-emptive right

Hello startup superstars, we have to be honest with you. The whole “New Year, new me” phrase doesn’t really apply to us. We value consistency - and that’s why we’re back with our newsletter devoted to explaining key legal terms to startup enthusiasts. Today, we’re launching a new miniseries on investor rights in the context of negotiating a term sheet - starting with pre-emptive right.

Common shares and preferred shares

Startups can issue different types of shares connected with a wide array of rights and obligations. Let's dive into the difference between common shares and preferred shares together.

Valuation trinity

Putting a number on your business can be complicated. Let’s decode the three most common approaches to valuation found in investment documents.

Liquidation preference

Hi there, hope you're having a good day! We’re here to sprinkle some legal knowledge on it. Today, we’re diving into liquidation preference. Sounds complicated? Don’t worry, we’ll make sure you get the gist of it.

Pre-money & post-money valuation

Hi there! You’re back from vacation - and we’re back with our newsletter. Today, we’ll help you understand the difference between pre-money and post-money valuation. In just under 5 minutes. Let’s get started!

Dilution

The pulse of the startup ecosystem never slows down and neither should you! Keep mastering important legal terms with our newsletter. Today, we're diving into a subject that's often discussed and even more often misunderstood: equity dilution.

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