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🔥 MYTH: Standard term sheets give founders the rights they need to lead their companies.

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#DisruptSF #FounderFriendlyStandard
1/ To build for the long term, founders need to consider their company's management structure. It's easy to ignore when trying to develop a product, build a team, and raise money, but ignoring governance can come back to haunt you.
2/ It’s easy for founders to be seduced by unicorn dreams and focus on valuations, but it’s critical to stay conscious of shareholder voting rights and what the board of directors will look like and the control the board will have over the #startup.
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🔥 MYTH: You need to angel investment or venture capital to start a real venture – or else it's just a "lifestyle" business.

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#DisruptSF #FounderFriendlyStandard
1/ Venture capital in Silicon Valley dates back to 1957. The first VC investment was in Fairchild Semiconductor. Back then, starting a company required lots of capital. Now, not so much as @estraschnov points out.
@estraschnov @FlyingBenji @KateKendall @Boootstrapping @miwriting @abologlu @People_Of_Space @PulsoPymeMx @Luke_Waring @IndieHackers @Malcolm_Ocean 2/ When founders delay investment venture capital, they get more control of their companies. @founding
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0/ I've sat on this post idea for a long time but 4,200 words later here's "The Antidote to Getting a VC Job: 10 Prescriptions for Aspiring Investors". TLDR summary in this thread 👇🏾link.medium.com/aZcH2haURZ
Here are 10 prescriptions (I originally called them commandments but that felt too authoritative!) for people trying to get into #VC or #tech #investing

1/ Don’t ask for help. Be the helper.
2/ Don’t cold contact. Build relationships.
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#CFIUS GUIDANCE: @USTreasury recently updated their FAQs on the FIRRMA pilot program. @nvca has asked for additional guidance since the pilot went into effect in November and there has been very limited clarity. Read on to hear what Treasury said (1/12) tinyurl.com/yccp4ne7
Most interesting FAQ is #22 which pertains to how the pilot rules deal with a foreign person that does a indirect investment via a fund but ALSO a direct investment into a US company. This is something NVCA asked about in our Nov. filing. (2/12) tinyurl.com/yytuwpgk
We asked: "If a foreign limited partner in a fund makes a direct investment in one of the fund's portfolio companies, without coordination from the fund, will that direct investment be treated in isolation from the fund's investment?" (3/12)
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I'm switching my time and effort doing stuff to generate exponential knowledge that cross fertilises domains. Design entrepreneurship for #Socialimpact

I'm done with/ revenue models.

My life, your money. #VC #startup idea. #nanotechnology #AI #PMxD

cc: @YCstartups @Rokk3rFuel
The idea is to create knowledge skills and making capabilities, with emerging Exponential technologies intersecting smart devices, cloud computing, Artificial Intelligence, nanotechnology, robotics to create products and services that leverage the democratic power of tech. 2/
It's experimentation all the way. Research is okay, but experimentation and prototyping go much farther in understanding problems better and better. That's the design way. Exploring alternatives over picking from existing solutions. We're trying to impact a billion. #PMxD 3/
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I will now proceed to go on a #tweetrant / #tweetorial with regards to #Pharmaceutical #biotech pricing (focus on #cancer).

Very timely, also see @WSJ wsj.com/articles/big-p… on price hikes.

For the record, no #COI / #FCOI. Feel free to contribute to this discussion.
Lets look at the problem from the @PhRMA / business perspective. And lets suppose you are a wonderful company, started by wonderful people who just want to make the world a better place (I know, not real, but stay with me for a minute).
You start with a great idea / or pipeline platform and start selling this concept to #VC #VentureCapital, and lets assume that this is actually a really good idea. What is the needed return on investment to make this worth while. A: further R&D must exceed the cost of capital.
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[THREAD] In chapter 4, we discuss how to solve for #HumanCapital challenges in #VC. So if we haven’t found a strong argument why we shouldn't try & build a fund from scratch as there appears no structural barrier to entry that cannot be overcome — how do we therefore do this?
1.) Where to look first?

The churn in top tier performance is drastically increasing as the VC market matures & #Alpha is dispersed due to the inherent inefficiencies. Only the best funds plan for succession.
2.) Ultimately, VCs firms are small partnerships. Behavioural challenges in #InvestmentPartnerships include:

•Economic Allocation
•Shared Decision Making
•Diffused Responsibility
•Personal Risk Minimisation
•Go-along-to-get-along Interaction
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1/ Hey #entrepreneurs #CXO #VC #Marketers,

Since Zuckerberg / Evan Spiegel (Snapchat) may no more be the youngest billionaire, you need to take a note of who it is and what it means to create and market new business in the future.

bit.ly/2m8EieB

#startups
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20-year old #KylieJenner:
- her cosmetics biz valued at $0.9 billion.
- $230M net profit
- Only 7 full-time employees!
- 100% ownership with Kylie
- Financed initially through her modeling income

bit.ly/2m8EieB #startups #entrepreneurs #CXO #VC #Marketers
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Time for #VC to start funding the Instagram/social-media celeb to fin success.

Kris Jenner (mom who master-minded Kylie's success) can start fund-raising for KimKylie Fund for such celebs

bit.ly/2m8EieB #startups #entrepreneurs
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