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    The Distribution Waterfall Model Simplified
    August 11, 2021

    The Distribution Waterfall Model Simplified

    Private equity waterfalls are a method of dividing capital gains or investment returns between all participants. The parties who benefit from equity waterfalls are typically limited partners (LPs), who are the investors, and the general partner (GP) or sponsor, who can be property…

    How Do Convertible Notes Work
    August 9, 2021

    How Do Convertible Notes Work?

    The number of startups has been on the rise for the last few years, and with the vast need for seed financing, many are asking, “How do convertible notes work?”  Despite the global pandemic, over 800,000 entrepreneurs started businesses in 2020. For many of them, convertible…

    July 13, 2021

    How To Read a Cap Table

    Setting up a cap table is one of the first things start-up companies must do as they prepare to raise capital. Because start-up companies are private, investors don’t get the same level of transparency for a business’s financials as with a public company. The…

    Main Venture Capital Metrics
    June 1, 2021

    Venture Capital Fund Metrics Cheat Sheet

    Venture capital (VC) is a type of private equity financing many companies use to scale and grow. It requires investors to take educated risks and make calculations on companies with the potential for high growth.  Because of the risk involved,…

    May 3, 2021

    How to Run Cap Table Models  

    With so many moving pieces for founders, maintaining discipline and focus when dealing with your capital structure is critical to the long-term health of the venture.  Many entrepreneurs fail to understand the change in dynamics during this critical period.  Most…

    Tax Implications Of Exercising Stock Options
    October 16, 2020

    Tax Implications of Exercising Stock Options

    In companies that offer employee stock options, the benefit provides a valuable incentive for retaining employees, especially during times when the company is successful. An employee stock option plan gives your employees an opportunity to purchase discounted shares of your…

    How To Create An Employee Stock Option Plan
    September 4, 2020

    How to Create an Employee Stock Option Plan

    While companies focus heavily on the fundamentals of running their business, they also need to have a comprehensive understanding of how to create an employee stock option plan correctly. From creating the plan to managing it, there are many details…

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