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The Frontier Hub Launches Interview Series With 1st Interview: DC Palter, Angel Investor and Lead Mentor at Chemical Angel Network

The Frontier community is extensive and offers insights from thought leaders and innovators across all industry sectors. With the launch of our new, The Frontier Hub Interview Series, I talk with the experts and disruptors…

Dropping Names — The Corporations Purchasing Renewable Power

Some of the biggest domestic mega-corporations believe the Biden administration will decarbonize the nation’s power rapidly. And it’s not only Americans who think this way. Companies around the globe are buying more renewable power than…

Understanding the Valuation Math on the VC Term Sheet

Let’s pretend for a minute that the economy we’ve known and understood for the past ten years is back: we’re allowed out of the house, business is booming, and you’re ready to take your show…

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…

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 — Understanding the Term Sheet

Entrepreneurs are brilliant innovators, but they may find themselves little more than upscale panhandlers when they’re ready to get their product or concept to market. Enter the fairy godmother — the venture capitalist — bursting…

The Latest Changes in VC Deal Terms — Major Players in the VC Game

I’m always looking for that game-changing entrepreneur whose idea is lightning in a bottle — the person who’s ready to make the jump from concept-in-the-garage to the founder of a market-changing company. Few entrepreneurs have…

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…