Super-Value Propositions

Definitions of terms At EGV, we believe in Focus and Intensity. Focus is when you do one single thing. Intensity is when you do it sixteen hours a day. When working with early-stage founders, we try to help them get Perspective and Clarity. Perspective is rapport: with the market, with the competition, with the industry, and so on. Clarity is (self)awareness. Our…

Founders vs. Companies

Photo by Xiaolong Wong on Unsplash I noticed something while watching founders pitch their early-stage startups: when raising their first investment round, the founders “sell” themselves as the main assets of the new venture. Everything revolves around their previous experience, their educational background, their many talents, and skills. It’s everything about them — probably it’s only normal as…

What not to sign as a Founder – Investment Term Sheet Clauses

A behind-the-scenes look at the worst investment term sheet clauses Through my years of experience as a tech entrepreneur (then as a VC), I’ve come across tens of different investment term sheet clauses. Most are straight common-sense and quite to the point – you can’t deny their benefits or their fairness. But there are also…

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