The importance of investor signaling in venture pricing

March 15 filed in blog, economy, web

Hunch’s Chris Dixon (abbreviated):

Don’t take seed money from big VCs – It doesn’t matter if the big VC invests under a different name or merely provides space and mentoring.

– Don’t try to be clever and get an auction going (and don’t shop your term sheet).

– Don’t be perceived as being “on the market” too long.

– If you get a great investor to lead a follow-on round, expect your existing investors to want to invest pro-rata or more, even if they previously indicated otherwise.

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