Knowing your Sh*t: Investment Terms

Knowing your Sh*t: Investment Terms
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There’s so many different ways to invest in startups. SAFE notes, Con Notes, Priced Equity.

Then there’s all the investment terms themselves - pre-money, post-money, valuation caps, discounts and more.

Sometimes as a Founder it can be overwhelming when you’re trying to run your startup and raise investment. Do you really need to know the terms?

TLDR: Yes.

As a founder, you’re going to be able to close investment quicker and sign the documents if you know the terms. That way you can get back to running your startup.

It also prepares you to negotiate on terms.

In this webinar, our Co-Founder and General Partner Craig Bristol Dixon will run through the investment terms you need to know as an early stage Founder.

What we will cover:

  • The different types of investment documents.
  • Key investment terms for early stage founders.
  • How Accelerating Asia invests

About Craig Bristol Dixon

Craig Dixon is the Co-Founder, Entrepreneur in Residence (EiR) and Program Director for Accelerating Asia and General Partner Accelerating Asia Ventures. Accelerating Asia is an award-winning startup accelerator that scouts and propels the best founders in the region and provides pre-Series A startups with the resources and investment to facilitate growth. Craig and his Co-Founder also deliver high-impact programs in partnership with multinationals and governments to optimise startup engagement. Previously, Craig was the EiR and Program Manager for the muru-D Singapore startup accelerator.  Craig arrived in Singapore in 2013 after his startup, Zumata received funding from Wavemaker Partners, the National Research Foundation and 500 Durians.  He is also an Angel investor, speaker and blogger on startup topics.  Craig has been involved in over 50 investment rounds in startups as either a founder, institutional investor or Angel investor.  He has a passion for building a more efficient startup ecosystem in Southeast Asia, focusing on standardization of investment terms and fairness between startup founders and investors.  Prior to beginning a career in startups Craig lost his way for a time and spent 8 years as a banker and getting his MBA from the University of Maryland and HKUST.

About Accelerating Asia

Accelerating Asia is an accelerator VC that runs programs for early-stage startups and investors. Licensed by the Monetary Authority of Singapore, Accelerating Asia’s early-stage VC fund focuses on pre-Series A startups with untapped potential that are 6-18 months away from institutional funding. Accelerating Asia invests up to US$250,000 in pre-Series A startups, and the current portfolio covers over ten countries in Southeast and South Asia.

With a track record of success, Accelerating Asia startups have raised S$30M from angels, family offices and institutional investors. Since joining Accelerating Asia’s program, startups have grown monthly revenue an average of 350% after graduation.At the core of the work we do is the guiding belief that entrepreneurs are one of humanity’s  greatest catalysts for positive change.

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In making an investment decision, investors must rely on their own examination of startups and the terms of the investment including the merits and risks involved. Prospective investors should not construe this content as legal, tax, investment, financial or accounting advice.