Category: Venture Capital and Private Equity

Lawyer
Venture Capital and Private Equity
Chris MacIntosh

The Ramifications of Convertible Debt

For many early stage companies two oft-used financing mechanisms are convertible debt and preferred equity. The former typically provides investors a discount to subsequent equity raising on the conversion – sometimes at a set price, other times at an adjustable price – and the latter is, well…preferred, and a topic

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Venture Capital in Cambodia?

Frontier market venture capital and private equity is a unique niche. Therefore, when I first met Christophe Forsinetti, co-founder of DEVENCO, I knew I had to invite him to speak at our Cambodia Meet Up. His presentation was well received.   A little background… A relatively young Cambodian Frenchman, Christophe

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Dictionary
Venture Capital and Private Equity
Chris MacIntosh

Pre-emptive Rights and Anti-dilution Provisions in Language Anyone Can Understand

After recent discussions with some of our subscribers it occurred to me that many of our readers may find some very common industry terminology daunting and/or confusing. Mark and I recently participated along with our Seraph members in a deal whereby we had the opportunity to take up pre-emptive rights, which

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Riddler
Venture Capital and Private Equity
Chris MacIntosh

One Way to Solve the Pre Money Valuation Conundrum

Let’s make something perfectly clear; I’ve made some ridiculously stupid investment decisions.  I’ve also made some which in hindsight appear to be genius (buying SLV leaps over a year ago, for example).  When structuring deals where our own capital was at risk, we’ve structured some poorly, and others far more astutely. I

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