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Designing Your Startup’s ESOP

Designing Your Startup’s ESOP

Written by Dr Laura Faulconer

An ESOP is an allocation of options that can be granted to employees or key people in the future in the form of company shares.

Startup Founders and CEO’s – March 2020 Advisory Note

Startup Founders and CEO’s – March 2020 Advisory Note

Dear Startup Founders and CEO’s

Most of you are across the current environment and may be considering the impact on your businesses. We at WNT Ventures have seen these scenarios play out before, usually with different characteristics of how they begin; but how they play out has similarities.

Startup Folk # 3 and Other WNT News

Startup Folk # 3 and Other WNT News

WNT Update

The end of October always brings a long weekend and a feeling of big things to come here at WNT. We held our AGM on the 29th October, and it’s always a good opportunity to bring our Limited Partners and Shareholders together with the Board and WNT team.

Why We Did it That Way – TDRI

Why We Did it That Way – TDRI

Written by Jon Sandbrook

One of our recent investments – TDRI Limited (www.tdrisolutions.com) – was a little different for us. For a start it’s the only company in our current portfolio that is 100% owned by WNT Ventures. Like most investors, we’re usually backing existing founders and teams.

How to Discuss Valuations with Seed Investors

How to Discuss Valuations with Seed Investors

Written by Dr Laura Faulconer

Early Stage Company Valuations for Founders Crafting a ‘Round Comparables’ Analysis Valuation forms the basis for determining the value of the shares, or equity, in a company. There are many valuation methods and investors typically apply several in order to…