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Start-up Board Management and Best Practices

Founders of early-stage startups organize themselves and their businesses out of the chaos of start-up primordial soup.  If things go well, over time, an increasing amount of order and organization is applied to that chaos. Arguably, the most significant point at which a start-up must mature their processes and procedures comes with the decision to […]

One way to think about start-up compensation for founders and execs

Article written by Kip McClanahan and Morgan Flager of Silverton Partners. This article originally appeared in the Austin Business Journal.   Compensation is a multi-dimensional challenge for founders and the first few executives in early-stage startups. The most important principles to remember as issues present themselves are fairness — including the perception of fairness — […]

Start-up Capitalization Table Template

Your start-up’s capitalization table (who owns what amount of different types of stock) is an important reporting tool for company execs, the board and investors.  Having a clean, easy-to-maintain cap table makes reporting to all audiences much easier. This quick post covers start-up cap table creation, maintenance and reporting using a Google Docs spreadsheet and […]

2012 Example Investor Pitch Deck and Discussion

This is the updated, 2012 version of the ReOverthinking start-up pitch deck; since the first version was written in 2009, this post and it’s predecessors has been read on average 50 times a day…often more than that.  I really hope this indicates the number of entrepreneurs that are thinking about or working on a start-up. […]

Questions to ask before and during a VC pitch in 2012

This is a precursor to the Example Investor Pitch, 2012 version, that will be posted next week (yes, I’ve been promising that for year now). Pitching investors is part art and part science.  The goal here is to make the science part well understood, dissected and discussed. The good news is there is real learning […]