Venture Capital Term Sheet Negotiation — Part 18: Non-Disclosure and Developments Agreements

This post is the eighteenth in a series giving practical advice to startups with respect to understanding and negotiating a venture capital term sheet.

In the prior seventeen posts, we provided an introduction to negotiation of the term sheet and discussed binding and non-binding provisions and discussed valuation, cap tables, and the price per sharedividends on preferred stockliquidation preferencesthe conversion rights and features of preferred stockvoting rights and investor protection provisionsanti-dilution provisionsanti-dilution carve-outs and “pay to play” provisionsredemption rightsregistration rights,  management and information rightspreemptive rightsdrag-along rights, representations and warranties, rights of first refusal and co-sale, closing conditions and expenses, and non-competition and non-solicitation agreements. In this post, we will discuss non-disclosure and developments agreements. [Read more…]

Venture Capital Term Sheet Negotiation — Part 17: Non-Competition and Non-Solicitation Agreements

This post is the seventeenth in a series giving practical advice to startups with respect to understanding and negotiating a venture capital term sheet.

In the prior sixteen posts, we provided an introduction to negotiation of the term sheet and discussed binding and non-binding provisions and discussed valuation, cap tables, and the price per sharedividends on preferred stockliquidation preferencesthe conversion rights and features of preferred stockvoting rights and investor protection provisionsanti-dilution provisionsanti-dilution carve-outs and “pay to play” provisionsredemption rightsregistration rights,  management and information rightspreemptive rightsdrag-along rights, representations and warranties, rights of first refusal and co-sale, and closing conditions and expenses. In this post, we will discuss non-competition and non-solicitation agreements. [Read more…]

Venture Capital Term Sheet Negotiation — Part 16: Closing Conditions and Expenses

This post is the sixteenth in a series giving practical advice to startups with respect to understanding and negotiating a venture capital term sheet.

In the prior fifteen posts, we provided an introduction to negotiation of the term sheet and discussed binding and non-binding provisions and discussed valuation, cap tables, and the price per sharedividends on preferred stockliquidation preferencesthe conversion rights and features of preferred stockvoting rights and investor protection provisionsanti-dilution provisionsanti-dilution carve-outs and “pay to play” provisionsredemption rightsregistration rights,  management and information rightspreemptive rightsdrag-along rights, representations and warranties, and rights of first refusal and co-sale. In this post, we will discuss closing conditions and expenses. [Read more…]

Venture Capital Term Sheet Negotiation — Part 15: Rights of First Refusal and Co-Sale

This post is the fifteenth in a series giving practical advice to startups with respect to understanding and negotiating a venture capital term sheet.

In the prior fourteen posts, we provided an introduction to negotiation of the term sheet and discussed binding and non-binding provisions and discussed valuation, cap tables, and the price per sharedividends on preferred stockliquidation preferencesthe conversion rights and features of preferred stockvoting rights and investor protection provisionsanti-dilution provisionsanti-dilution carve-outs and “pay to play” provisionsredemption rightsregistration rights,  management and information rightspreemptive rights, drag-along rights, and representations and warranties. In this post, we will discuss rights of first refusal and co-sale. [Read more…]

Venture Capital Term Sheet Negotiation — Part 14: Representations and Warranties

This post is the fourteenth in a series giving practical advice to startups with respect to understanding and negotiating a venture capital term sheet.

In the prior thirteen posts, we provided an introduction to negotiation of the term sheet and discussed binding and non-binding provisions and discussed valuation, cap tables, and the price per share, dividends on preferred stock, liquidation preferences, the conversion rights and features of preferred stock, voting rights and investor protection provisionsanti-dilution provisionsanti-dilution carve-outs and “pay to play” provisions, redemption rights, registration rights,  management and information rightspreemptive rights, and drag-along rights. In this post, we will discuss founder representations and warranties. [Read more…]