How Venture Capital Can Be a Major Hurdle in Your Business Exit (G8)

For many entrepreneurs with ambitions to establish a startup, venture capital is the Holy Grail of investment money. But venture capital can come with certain strings that could impact future exit plans. In many cases, the entrepreneurs desire and timing for exit conflicts with the venture capital partners. In this video, Gower Idrees, CEO of RareBrain briefly details how venture capital companies work, what they may want in return for their investment, and the involvement they will typically seek to have in the future exit of your company. Idrees also explains why it is crucial to negotiate control covenants and board control as part of your negotiation—instead of waiting until after securing investment.

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