Andrej Kiska, Author at Netokracija CEE

Andrej Kiska

Startups

Fundraising: From The First Meeting With A VC To A Term Sheet

I managed to land a meeting with a VC; what should I expect? What do I have to do to land a term sheet?

Startups

The Terms Of Equity Investment – The Trickier Bunch

Some people say that accepting an investment from an outside investor is like getting married. It is true that you might spend more time with your investor than with your wife. If that is so, signing of a term sheet is like getting engaged. How often do you see couples starting a happy relationship by having a long argument? Just keep that in mind when you will be negotiating the term sheet.

Startups

What Are The Terms Of Equity Investment?

What are the terms you will encounter while raising seed investment and what do they mean for your startup?

Startups

What Is A Convertible Loan And Is It Right For Your Startup?

This is the second part of my mini series focusing on term sheets. The goal is to cover the convertible loan – in general the less commonly used investment method.

Startups

Term Sheet Guide: Know Thy Terms Lest You Should Wreck Your Startup

In the past five years, seed-stage investing has experienced a boom. In North America, seed funds now represent 67% of all VC funds, up from 33% in 2008. The CEE region is no different: according to European Private Equity and Venture Capital Association, the number of seed deals has increased 19x over the past four years. Even considering the fact that EVCA’s data is not fully comprehensive, since many investments are not announced at all or are not made by EVCA’s members, it still illustrates my point

Startups

What Is a Startup?

"I am sick and tired of the word startup. It seems like everyone and their mother has a startup today, I might even start calling the Vietnamese grocery store next doors a food startup."

Startups

How To Structure Employee Equity In Europe

In my last post on importance of employee equity, I set myself up for an ambitious task: to explain how employee equity works and how to set up a stock options plan in Europe. This topic is so complex and robust that it is almost impossible to pack all the relevant content into a single blog post. Therefore, I have decided to use a different approach: this post will summarize the basic concepts of employee equity using already existing content available on the internet and provide some commentary and context for European startups.

Startups

Why Employee Equity Is Important To Your Startup

Dealing almost exclusively with first time startup founders, we at Credo tackle the following question with basically each of our CEOs: How much equity should they give to the employees?

Startups

3 Cases When You Should Not Listen To Your Users & Customers

My customer is the king – whatever she says, she is always right.

Startups

European Startup Founders: Solving Your Own Problem Is Not Enough

I am building a startup that solves a problem I experience frequently.

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