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5 key questions to consider when setting up an ESOP
Employee share option plans (or ESOPs) are a key tool for startups to incentivise staff and hire talent when funds are tight. However, not all ESOPs are made the same.…
8 key features of convertible notes in southeast asia
Want to learn about convertible notes (also known as c-notes or con-notes)? You're in the right place.
a primer on how to flip into Singapore for Southeast Asian startups
At some stage, startups in Southeast Asia may want to flip (or redomicile) into Singapore, which has legal impacts. Here’s the lowdown on why you might, when you should, and what’s involved.
getting investment ready: 6 things founders need to know about funding in Singapore
This guide is for founders who have recently started their own business and are preparing for their first round of funding. The guide sets out six things you should consider:…
how to issue equity to your advisors (shares vs options)
In this guide we cover the types of equity (shares vs options) startups can issue to compensate advisors.
raising capital for your startup: convertible notes vs equity
If you are considering raising money for your startup in Southeast Asia, there are two main ways you can do it: either by giving away equity in exchange for money,…
raising seed capital in southeast asia – structure and terms
In Part 2, we talk about how to structure seed investments, equity vs convertible notes, SAFEs and KISS terms, and how to find investors.
raising seed capital in southeast asia – getting investor ready
In Part 1, we cover flipping to Singapore, founder arrangements, and group restructuring.
raising series A capital in southeast asia – closing the deal
In Part 2, we cover the main transaction documents, ESOPs, follow-on rounds, and venture debt.
raising series A capital in southeast asia – key terms
In Part 1, we cover due diligence and valuation, liquidation preferences, anti-dilution, share vesting, and more.
tech M&A: factors to consider when receiving shares as consideration
What if a private or non-listed tech company offers to acquire your company? And instead of cash, they fully or partially offer shares as consideration?
what you need to know about exit rights as a founder
When you get a term sheet, you might see something about 'exit rights'. We look at how these exit rights work and how to negotiate them.
what happens to an employee’s share options when a company exits?
In this tricky clauses guide we discuss how ESOPs work for employees of startups in Southeast Asia when a liquidity event occurs.