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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Term Sheets & Valuations

Term Sheets & Valuations



Term Sheets & Valuations
A Line by Line Look at the Intricacies of Venture Capital
by Alex Wilmerding

Term Sheets & Valuations is an in-depth book about the nuts and buts of terms sheets and valuations around the venture capital process.

Topics:

. What is a Term Sheet
. How to Examine a Term Sheet
. Section-by-Section View of a Term Sheet
. Valuations
. What Every Entrepreneur & Executive Needs to Know About Term Sheets
. Valuation Parameters
. US East Coast Versus West Coast Rules

The book includes an actual term sheet from a leading law firm with line by line descriptions of each clause, what can and/or should be negotiated, and other important points to pay attention to.

Wilmerding goes over the various clauses in the term sheet and explains whether they are investor favorable, favorable for the company seeking capital or middle of the road.

The author also highlights where it is important to retain experienced council to avoid legal pitfalls.

The book is concise but very comprehensive. It is an invaluable resource for any executive, entrepreneur, or financial professional dealing with ventur capital.

The author is a partner of Boston Capital Ventures.

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