VDR Ch. 5: Control Terms of the Term Sheet
August 7, 2017 | By Vela Wood
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. 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.
In this episode, Kevin and Aaron review Chapter 5: Control Terms of the Term Sheet and discuss which activities a company’s board of directors must approve, how long a company should keep control of its board, the difference between a board member and board observer, and negotiating a threshold for protective provisions.
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You can find definitions and examples of terms found in the book and this podcast in our Venture Glossary.
- Blended Preferences
- Board Consent
- Board Observer
- Board of Directors
- Certificate of Incorporation (COI)
- Conversion Rights
- Corporate Governance
- Drag Along Rights
- Employee Stock Option Plan (ESOP)
- Fiduciary Duty
- Independent Director
- Institutional Investor
- Issue Price
- Liquidation Preference
- Management Rights
- Protective Provisions
- Redemption Right
- Repurchase Option
- Restricted Stock Purchase Agreement (RSPA)
- Stock Options
- Super Majority
- Vintage Year
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