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Quora Answer / Hiring a VC as “Deal Insurance”

by Larry Chiang on September 30, 2012

By Larry Chiang

Quora Answer to “For a young startup, what’s the best way to deal with acquisition offers?”

We keep 100% at level X We keep 98%-You the vc get 2% at level Y. We keep 80%-You the vc get 20% of Z-X.

If you’re selling a company for a nominal amount sub $mm, factor in “(Z-X) > 2%(Y)”

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