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?

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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

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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."

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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.

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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?

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

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

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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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Mate Knezović: How I convinced my mother and my clients that agrotech is the future

From a software user, he became an investor, and from an investor – a manager. Today, Mate Knezović is the COO of agricultural production management software AGRIVI. But it’s easy to win over the younger generations with technology, what about the older ones – have circumstances changed in the last couple of years?

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She’s a technical writer at Infobip, and her hobby is learning about emergency medicine

Writing technical documentation, researching medicine, and the pandemic caused by the coronavirus, might not sound... related, but Infobip's Sara Tilly has been combining them successfully for a long time. How does this approach to learning help her in her current job?

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Travel companies need to free up time for customer-centric activities – through digitalization

Are travel companies aware of the need to change and why this time it is imperative, how should they plan their digital transformation and what benefits should they expect from it? We sought answers from Iva Vodopija, Head of Sales Operations at Lemax, a travel Software-as-a-Service company from Croatia.