Understand the elements of a term sheet.


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Elements of a term sheet: Funding, liquidation and corporate governance

Once you’ve secured an investment, you’ll sign a term sheet with the investor.


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Angel or seed investing: Angel term sheets for startups

Founders should understand the structure and nature of a typical angel or seed investment term sheet.

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Investors and preferred convertible stock: Liquidation preference and
dividends

Make sure that you understand liquidation preference and dividends, which can skew exit returns to an investor.


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Securing investment: Venture capital (VC) term sheets

Founders should understand the structure and nature of a typical institutional venture capital (VC) term sheet.

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Understanding the term sheet

When negotiating a term sheet, understand the perspectives of what you are trying to achieve and what the investor is thinking about.