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Venture Deals Review Ch. 1: VC’s Non-Monetary Value, Friends/Family Financing Issues & SEC Advisor Success Fees Rules

July 11, 2017   |   By Vela Wood

Office Hours is a podcast hosted by Vela Wood startup attorneys Kevin Vela and Aaron Terwey covering general issues related to small businesses and startups. Venture Deals Review is a series of Office Hours episodes discussing the book Venture Deals: Be Smarter Than Your Lawyer and Venture Capitalist by Brad Feld and Jason Mendelson.

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In this episode, Kevin and Aaron review “Chapter 1: The Players” and discuss the non-monetary value your VC should provide, issues with Friends and Family financing, how the angel investor ecosystem has evolved, and how paying advisors success fees can violate SEC laws.

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