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.
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
AngelList, the social network for startups and investors, launched a new Docs feature yesterday to help startups sign and close seed rounds online. The new service gives US-based startups a standard term sheet, automatically generated closing documents as well as numerous tools to make the whole investment process as seamless and easy as possible. Unfortunately, Docs will work just for US startups - for now.
Shift in Croatia attracted thousands of developers and thus made its way to the very top of developer conferences in Europe. Now they are ready to cross the borders of Croatia and come to the USA. Applications for Shift Miami are starting soon!