Matt Dunbar

The Case Against Convertible Notes: Part 3

If you missed our prior posts in this series on The Case Against Convertible Notes, click to read Part 1 and Part 2 about the downsides for founders and investors. In this third and final post, we’ll reveal some of the hidden costs of convertible notes that are rarely...

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The Case Against Convertible Notes: Part 1

At VentureSouth, we often find ourselves fielding pitches from entrepreneurs attempting to raise capital via convertible notes. And almost as frequently, we find ourselves pushing back against the convertible note structure in favor of a priced equity round.Since many...

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Quick Primer on Convertible Note Terms

If you’re already familiar with the terms and mechanics associated with convertible notes, skip to Part 1 of our series on The Case Against Convertible Notes.  For those of you new to convertible notes, here are the basic terms you’ll want to understand:First,...

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