Preparing for Funding Ep7: Seed Round
April 2, 2018 | By Vela Wood
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Office Hours is a podcast hosted by Vela Wood venture attorneys Kevin Vela and Aaron Terwey covering general issues related to small businesses and startups. Preparing For Funding is a series of Office Hours episodes about getting your company’s legal house in order before taking on funding.
In this episode, we discuss what constitutes a seed round in Dallas and contrast the three potential structures of a seed round – equity, convertible note, and a SAFE.
- Here’s Why Dallas is Primed For ‘Series A’ Funding
- Charting the Landscape of Series Seed Investing in North Texas
- Early-Stage Startup Lifecycle Infographic
- VDR Ch. 8: Convertible Debt
- VDR Ch. 6, Part 1: Other Terms of the Term Sheet (protective provisions)
- Don’t Have Enough Authorized Shares? There’s a Fix for That.
- VDR Ch. 3: Overview of the Term Sheet
- VDR Ch. 4, Part 1: Economic Terms of the Term Sheet (valuations)
- How Lifting the Solicitation Ban Benefits Startups
You can find definitions and explanations of terms used in this podcast on our site, VentureGlossary.com.
- Authorized Shares
- Cap Table
- Certificate of Incorporation (COI)
- Convertible Note
- Corporate Governance
- General Solicitation
- Lead Investor
- Micro VC
- Option Plan
- Participating Preferred
- Pre-Money Valuation
- Protective Provisions
- Redemption Right
- Right of Co-Sale with Founders
- Right of First Refusal (ROFR)
- Rolling Close
- Stockholders’ Consent
- Stock Options
- Stock Purchase Agreement
- Subscription Agreement
- Unsecured Debt
- Voting Rights
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