VDR Ch. 4, Part 1: Economic Terms of the Term Sheet

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In this episode, we review Chapter 4: Economic Terms of the Term Sheet and discuss why the difference between pre-money valuation and post-money valuation matters when negotiating with a VC, why price per share is critical in later financing docs, what is included in a fully-diluted basis, why accepting a lower valuation can be the best option, the difference between participating preferred stock and non-participating preferred stock, and why play-to-pay scenarios are no longer common.

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