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Why Would You Need VC Funding?

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Can You Mix Angels and VC?

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Six Need to Knows about Hedge Funds as Early Stage Investors

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1. Generally lack hands-on business building know-how. Provide little if any problem solving capability.
2. Are use to getting into and out of stocks (public) quickly and do not like being in the "roach hotel" when things get tough. Will be hot and cold on investing in future rounds unless they stand to lose alot.
3. They travel in different circles so their networks are generally useless for start-ups.
4. Provide little if any operating advice - recruiting, compensation plans, insurances, MIS, etc. - as they have no resources or experience to draw from.
5. Are generally overcommitted and do not provide the commitment as other board members.
6. Some parade as venture investors but as part of a larger private equity fund, I can assure you they are not.

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Avoid an Llc for VC

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Posted by Anonymous on 2007-12-05

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I feel like I have been suckered into starting LLC's by law firms over and over again, and here is what happens every time: (1) it costs twice as much to get all of the papers done, (2) we start growing and need to layer in complex partnership concepts for the equivalent of employee options, (3) we have to convert to a C Corporation to take any real external financing, and (4) the conversion costs twice as much as you expect since you need to transform a convoluted partnership structure into an equity structure.

Using an LLC structure for a fast growing start-up seems like a trick play to generate ten or twenty times the legal fees. My next company is going to be a corporation, starting with an S corp for preferential tax treatment and migrating to a C corp when the business starts to scale. Any other thoughts on this strategy are welcomed in the feedback.

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Looking to Raise Funds for a Startup Trying to Transform Indian Real Estate Transaction Experience

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Dilution Following 3 Way Split

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Introducing Startup with Me.Com Matching Entrepreneurial Co Founders

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Question about Pre Money Valuation Tech Startup

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Looking for Advice on a Deal with a Business Angel

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Seeking Advice Related to Raising Capital

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Some Detailed Questions From a First Time Founder

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I Have a Dream. Angel List, but for Founders

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Nice Problem to Have

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How Do You Break Past the "Nobody" Barrier?

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Cold Calling

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After Sending the Investor Summary Doc to VC's, Do You Just Wait?

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What is the Proper Attire for a Female Entrepreneur Attending Keiretsu Roundtable?

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Posted by Anonymous on 2010-08-21

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Finder's Fee and Sec

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Why Universities Don't Teach Sales & How Entrepreneurship Will Fix That

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Best Attire for the Big Meeting

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Personal Guarantees

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How Do You "Sell Yourself"?

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Traction, Social Proof, Proof of Concept

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Materials for VC's

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How Do You Find Highly Targeted Angels?

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Posted by Anonymous on 2010-08-02

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