Certainty in Deal Structuring

Thank goodness people know the “correct ways” to structure early-stage investments. Just in our feed today we’ve enjoyed: You have got to be kidding me with participating preferred. Who else has seen it recently? This makes me really angry. There is a special place in...

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What is an accredited investor?

If you have ever considered making investments outside of public markets (like stocks and bonds) in alternative investments (like private equity, real estate, startups), you may have been asked if you are an “accredited investor.” So what is an accredited investor and...

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A convertible note learning lesson

A convertible note learning lesson From our earlier blog post on convertible notes, you can probably tell that we are not big fans of them, though we concede that as a “bridge” to an imminent “event” (like a new round of financing, or an exit) they are a useful...

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Three Angel Investing Flywheels

If you have followed Matt’s writings about angel investing, you’ll know he has been a fan of the “flywheel” metaphor for angel investing and startup communities from long before VentureSouth even existed. (See here and here, for example.) In the last few weeks, we...

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Management Changes in Angel Investing

In this week’s podcast at Venture In The South, David and Charlie discussed one of the more challenging scenarios in early stage investing: management changes in invested companies. Most angel investors don’t plan much about this. Angels invest in the founders – we...

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