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For startups using venture debt can be a very helpful way to gain additional financing they need, to extend their runways or bridge to the next financing round. In order to strategically utilize venture debt for the best outcome, arranging a forward commitment is a smart move.
It is incredibly important that startup founders know what their VCs are going for so that they can be aligned and make smart decisions.
Kruze Consulting's COO, Scott Orn, talks about the risks of Venture Debt and how to make sure you don't end up borrowing your own money!
Kruze Consulting's COO, Scott Orn, discusses the value of having a branded Venture Capital firm lead your startup’s round and its several benefits.
Kruze Consulting's COO, Scott Orn, presents his guide to closing the deal in your startups final venture capital meeting, as it can be very intimidating.
Kruze Consulting's COO, Scott Orn, gives a quick guide to matching your startup's assets to the right kind of debt including revolvers and term debt.
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Kruze Consulting COO, Scott Orn, discusses why Venture Lenders will ask for Equity Investment Rights when they they have made a loan to a good startup.
Kruze Consulting's COO, Scott Orn, discusses what a pre-payment penalty might look like in a venture debt deal and how it could come about at startup.
The rationale for a warrant coverage or a little bit of equity upside for the lender is that they're taking a lot of risk here.
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Today we're answering the question: Why do VC's prefer to invest in Delaware C-Corporations instead of LLC's or S-Corps.
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Kruze Consulting's COO, Scott Orn, on the dangers of venture debt and how to lower the risk of things going wrong when using venture debt for your startup.
Kruze Consulting's COO, Scott Orn, presents a guide to venture lending and the common events of default that you can encounter in venture debt.
Today we're talking about fund venture lenders vs. bank venture lenders. Now, banks, they're always really really cheap. They have low interest rates and low warrant coverage and that's partially because they are lending out other companies’ deposits. They take one company's deposits and lend it out to another. That's how banks work in just about everything. So that way their cost of funding is very very low.
Let's talk about warrant coverage in a venture leaning deal, and whether the warrant coverage should be based on usage or commitment.
This is your scouting report for Square 1 Bank and their venture debt services.
Comerica is a huge venture lending firm, they've been doing it for a very long time, dating all the way back to when they acquired Imperial Bank.
City National Bank is a great group to work with. They're led by Rod Werner, who's the consummate Silicon Valley deal-maker.
Kruze Consulting's COO, Scott Orn's Venture Debt scouting report on Bridge Bank and what you should know about Bridge Bank as a Venture Debt lender.
All of our clients know to call us but there's a lot of people out there or a lot of startups that don't know that we do this on an ad hoc basis.
Kruze Consulting's COO, Scott Orn, talks about Western Technology Investment, their services and using them for venture debt scouting reports.
Triplepoint's a very large fund, a very aggressive lender in the venture debt marketplace.
SVB is one of the largest players in the venture debt market. They've been servicing start-ups for many, many years.
For those who don't know, a liquidation preference gives a venture capitalist the right to get their money back before other shareholders.
A minimum cash requirement is something that usually a bank will ask the company to do.
Material adverse change clauses, or MAC, is the one term you do not want to have on your term sheet.
We talked about MACs as an event of default. You definitely want to avoid those. But almost equally dangerous is the funding MAC.
The idea behind a final payment is that the lender will backload some of the interest.
The first thing they're going to ask for is your historical financials.
At Kruze Consulting, we get tons of questions about venture debt. Should a startup take it? Is it good for the startup?
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