Understanding TAM is important for defining your company’s strategy and determining a valuation during all stages of a start-up’s life cycle.
Brett Bartholomew and Michael Hansen
Private equity can be confusing, but it doesn’t have to be. Learn the basics of the private equity industry in this article.
Brett Bartholomew and Morgan Hunsaker
Lots of companies, including foreign companies, list on U.S. stock exchanges. Check out this article to find out why.
Reverse mergers are a way to go public without going through an IPO. If you’re unfamiliar with reverse merger, SPACs, or seasoning requirements, this is the article for you.
Term sheets are complex documents full of legal jargon. Learn about some of the lesser-known provisions within a term sheet while gathering helpful negotiating tips.
Negotiating debt covenants is often part of getting a bank loan. This article describes different types of debt covenants and their impacts on your business.
Term sheets are complex documents full of legal jargon. Learn about some of the most important provisions within a term sheet while gathering helpful negotiating tips.
Delve into the mechanics of how investors structure convertible debt arrangements with valuation caps and conversion discounts to protect the value of their investments.
Investors often receive anti-dilution provisions in funding arrangements. Learn more about these provisions and how they can affect the ownership structure of your startup.
This article moves beyond the basics of stock compensation (including stock options) and touches on the accounting complexities associated with stock compensation awards.
Learn about the mechanics of liquidation preference calculations and how these provisions can influence the amount that shareholders receive during an exit.
What is the Black-Scholes Model (BSM), how is it developed, and how does it compare to lattice models? The answers can be found in this article.
Earnings quality refers to the quality and reliability of your financial statements. Learn how investors will analyze your earnings quality during the valuation process.
This article provides an easy-to-understand overview of how stock options work and why startups use them.
Douglas Jepsen and Jeff Wilks
Startups typically raise capital by issuing convertible preferred stock or convertible debt. Find answers to frequently asked questions about these financing arrangements.