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Mobile-based ride-sharing service Uber created quite a stir this weekend, setting a new valuation record for a technology startup in a direct investment round. Injecting $1.2 billion into the San Francisco-based service, investors valued Uber at $17 billion, a dramatic increase from last year’s valuation of $3.5 billion. An [...]

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With SAFE, are Convertible Notes out?

On February 28, 2014 By Zac Parsons

From an entrepreneur’s perspective, a convertible note can be a scary and costly financing arrangement. Convertible notes are debt instruments. They can bring headaches and uncertainty because they create risk of negative consequences stemming from maturity dates, potential insolvency, and–among other things–falling under unintended regulatory control. They can also be quite complex, and [...]

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