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Convertible notes are one of the most common ways investors invest in early-stage startups. And yet, even with their popularity, they are still quite confusing to many founders. If you're looking for a greater understanding of convertible notes, check out this presentation with Alaa Ismail and Sirk Roh from Early Growth Financial Services where they explore how convertible notes work, including:
- Why convertible notes vs. shares of common or preferred stock
- Convertible note terms
- The terms that REALLY matter
- Conversion mechanics
- Valuation cap
- Safe alternatives to convertible notes
- and more....!
Alaa Ismail is an accomplished CFO with two decades of finance, management and operating experience with Internet, Software, SaaS, Hardware and Services companies. Prior to Joining Early Growth Financial Services, Alaa ran his own finance consultancy, providing accounting and financial guidance to emerging and high growth Companies.
Sirk Roh is an accomplished finance executive focused on leading early-stage companies through strategic financial decisions. His areas of expertise include debt and equity financings, planning/budgeting, financial analysis, cash flow management, high growth management, and cost reductions/right-sizing when needed.