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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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