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The Latest Changes in VC Deal Terms — Good Governance

I learned long ago that creating a culture of integrity and transparency within an organization starts by setting up a good governance structure from the beginning. I am not a control freak. However, I expect…

The Latest Changes in VC Deal Terms — Pay-to-Play

I’ve always told founders and investors alike that, while the term sheet is the Holy Grail for entrepreneurs, not all the terms are created equal. I discussed term sheets in this post in my series about the…

Tech and Innovation Offer Promise for the World’s Most Water-Challenged Regions

It is estimated that currently 844 million people live without clean water, and 2.3 billion people do not have access to basic sanitation, according to water.org. Water scarcity affects more than 40 percent of the…

The Latest Changes in VC Deal Terms — Liquidation Preferences

Liquidation preferences are a crucial aspect of negotiating the terms of your VC deal. They are as important as your company’s valuation (and I discuss more about valuation here). A liquidation preference is an economic provision…

The Latest Changes in VC Deal Terms — How to Raise Money

As we’ve discussed in previous posts in this series, there have been some substantial changes in VC deal terms in recent days. If you want to start the series from the top, read my post about…

The Latest Changes in VC Deal Terms – Avoiding the Valuation Death Spiral

This is a wonderful season to reflect and be thankful. In our ambition to find that next entrepreneur to invest, be part of an amazing portfolio exit all while solving the world’s energy problems, it…

As We Come Out of COVID, We Need Innovation To Help Us Reach the Global Goals for 2030

COVID-19 pandemic has compounded the slow progress of achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. Mass adoption of digital technologies, and increased engagement from the private sector, have the potential to reignite action. Our…