April 27, 2021
Raising capital is an important endeavour for growing businesses. For start-ups that may have already completed “pre-seed” and “seed” financing rounds with founders, family, friends, and smaller investors, the next step is often to raise capital from venture capital (“VC”) investors. Typically, these financings begin with a VC firm providing a term sheet to the company, summarizing the key terms of the proposed investment. The term sheet is negotiated, and once finalized and signed, the parties have an outline of the key deal terms that will form the basis for the longer “definitive” documents to be signed at closing when the VC’s investment funds are advanced to the company.
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