Lee Jacobs’ Blog
VC Collusion: Pro-Rata and The Arbitrary 20% with Lee Jacobs
As our seed companies have matured and gone on to raising Series A, without question a key issue that comes up is pro-rata right in the companies next financing round. As Fred Wilson recently covered, these pro-rata rights are a source of much much dissension.
Differentiating from Competition in your Fundraise with Lee Jacobs: A Simple Way Set Yourself Up to Win
Fundraising is an essential part of a high growth early-stage startups life. In a previous post, I talked about how investors evaluating your company often ask about your competition, since most investors can only invest in one company going after the same opportunity.
Sourcing Strategy with Lee Jacobs: What is Your Value Proposition to Founders?
When I first got into investing, I had capital, and a clear mission— help founders be the best versions of themselves because fully self-expressed entrepreneurs can have a tremendous positive impact on the world.
Investor-Strategy Fit with Lee Jacobs: What Type of Investor Are You?
Defining your strategy as a venture investor can be tricky given there are so many potential strategies and approaches. I was one of the first people (if not the first) to use what is called an AngelList Syndicate— a way for angel investors to raise an on-demand single deal venture fund.
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