fundraising

Founders FAQ #5

The dups Founders’ FAQ is a compilation of the most common questions founders ask us about their startup, their fundraising or their relationship with investors.   Can I remain the director of a company, even if I no longer have a majority stake? Can I still have a say in some decisions? Under Belgian law, […]

fundraising

Founders FAQ #4

The dups Founders’ FAQ is a compilation of the most common questions founders ask us about their startup, their fundraising or their relationship with investors.   What kind of compensation should be provided to founders? How to ensure that it keeps them motivated? When launching a startup, founders often don’t get a salary out of […]

workshop

Workshop @MoveUp

On 15th December, our team ran a workshop hosted by Digital Attraxion on the key legal aspects of raising funds. The online workshop was organized as part of the MoveUp Program by Digital Attraxion, a 6 months acceleration program directed to startups from around the world who are looking to target the European Market. In […]

fundraising

Founders FAQ #3

The dups Founders’ FAQ is a compilation of the most common questions founders ask us about their startup, their fundraising or their relationship with investors.   The investors don’t believe I can achieve the goals set up in my business plan and are trying to negotiate a lower valuation. This is frustrating but I have […]

fundraising

Founders FAQ #2

The dups Founders’ FAQ is a compilation of the most common questions founders ask us about their startup, their fundraising or their relationship with investors.   Do I have to maintain a majority stake at all costs to keep control over my company? The question whether or not to keep a majority stake is a […]

fundraising

Founders FAQ #1

The dups Founders’ FAQ is a compilation of the most common questions founders ask us about their startup, their fundraising or their relationship with investors. In this 1st question, we tackle dilution and how you can handle the dilution effect when you let an investor in. As a founder, I was heavily diluted in the […]

workshop

dups @GoFunding

On 15th September, Pierre-Alexis will be speaking at the second edition of the Gofunding@Euroquity program. He was already a guest speaker at the first edition, which brought together a dozen startups willing to accelerate their growth by opening their capital to external investors. The learning program is organized by Sowalfin around 6 modules aimed at […]

financial

Value is not price

Although the concepts of value and price are often confused, they are far from being similar. The main difference is that price represents the consideration that must be paid for having a certain value. Thus, price has its own dynamic that can move it away from intrinsic value. This difference between value and price leads […]

contracts

Shareholders’ agreements in startups

Why are shareholder’s agreements so important and why your business needs one What is it & why is it important? A shareholders’ agreement is a formal written agreement amongst the co-founders, which can later include new incoming shareholders. The agreement concerns several key issues about running your business and consolidates the shared vision of long-term […]

financial

Are convertibles suitable for your startup?

Several months ago (well before the confinement), I attended a conference at Silversquare given by Cohabs CEO, Youri Dauber. When I asked him how he felt about the ownership dilution effect because of the two previous fundraising processes his startup went through, he smiled unexpectedly. He said that the Cohabs founders did not feel angry […]

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