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The capitalization table (cap table) summarizes who owns what part of the company before and after financing. It is one of the most important elements of the term sheet because it outlines the complete transaction succinctly using concrete numbers.
As the startup proceeds through the due diligence process related to a potential investment from an angel group, VC or Corporate VC, (CVC), the process will include discussions and reference checks with a broad base of the start-ups’ constituents.
Startup due diligence is one of the most important components of the funding process for a new business…
“A term sheet is like a prenuptial agreement and a coach’s playbook. Spend the time to understand the plays, and what happens should you ever separate from the business.”- Mitch Thrower
30+ Questions You Could be Asked About Your Startup During a Screening Meeting with an Angel Group
All companies face risks, and startups are no exception. As you seek financing from third parties, remember that once financing is obtained, the resources of those outside investors now face the same risks as your personal resources.
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The entrepreneur seeking investment should recognize the advantages of obtaining such an investment. However, the endeavor needs entrepreneurs to have a strong understanding of their objectives, opportunities, strategy, and fit with potential corporate partners.
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