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The option pool
15 May
2011
  • Posted by Aarthi Sivanandh
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Why designing your option pool is important to your capital raising exercise

Deriving benefits from ESOPs
15 Mar
2011
  • Posted by Aarthi Sivanandh
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A three-part ESOP series aims to walk you through the gamut of concepts and ideas that have evolved through business cycles and the rationale for such evolution

Understanding liquidation preference
15 Jan
2011
  • Posted by Aarthi Sivanandh
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As an entrepreneur, one should not be too hung up on just valuations while negotiating with an investor. Important clauses in a term sheet, like the liquidation preference clause, require careful analysis by the promoters

Standardising the seed round term sheet
15 Dec
2010
  • Posted by Aarthi Sivanandh
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With the legal documentation process for startup entrepreneurs getting complex, a standard set of seed series financing documentation could help simplify the process to a large extent

Work around anti-dilution
15 Nov
2010
  • Posted by Aarthi Sivanandh
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The anti-dilution clause can be dealt with in a manner that best minimises its impact

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