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Investors fund companies with a goal to earn higher return on their investments. This happens when the company grows and the value

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A term sheet is a non-binding commitment (usually, though not always) made by – (a) an investor to invest into a company,

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A fundamental question that perhaps every entrepreneur asks themselves is what type of security suits best to raise capital for the company

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Key Trends in ESOPs - Part

In this two-part article, we take a look at some of the key ESOP trends paving inroads for Indian startups and corporates. 

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From the outside, financing rounds look like a simple two-step process: investors provide funds to companies and companies issue securities in turn.

Debt vs Equity

With reports of Indian startups raising funds in the news almost every other day, terms such as investments, funding rounds, ROI, private

Raising Funds Using Convertible Notes

Over the past few years, issuing convertible notes has become the preferred way for companies to raise funding, especially when they need


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Digital equity management

What is cap table management? As you’ll know from reading our earlier blog posts, a cap table is a tabular representation of

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There’s a saying in the start-up world, ‘Choose your co-founder wisely, for founder exits can be messier than celebrity divorces!’ Err, actually,

Cap Table: Dilution impact on shareholders’ equity across funding rounds

Now that we’ve understood the basic elements of a cap table, let’s consider a real-world scenario to see how a cap table

Basics of Cap Table

Deciphering a cap table

Our previous article, ‘Basics of cap table’ briefly explained what a cap table is. Here, we talk about what cap tables are

Basics of Cap table

Basics of a cap table

In the start-up environment, it’s hard to miss hearing the term ‘cap table’. Almost all founders are told to read up on


One of the many components that impact the company’s cap table is ESOP. And needless to say, ESOPs have been making noise

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Leap from traditional compensation models to engagement driven models with ESOPs. Step up your ESOP game with inputs from the best in the


Wealth creation through ESOPs

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Regulations governing ESOPs

Regulations governing ESOPs

Our discussions with the lawyer on the ESOP process were long, but insightful. He shared many real-life examples to help us understand

FAQs on ESOPs for Employees

FAQs on ESOP for the Employees

Last Saturday, Ranveer called me to Starbucks. Having nothing scheduled for the weekend I readily agreed. When I reached Starbucks the scene

FAQs on ESOP for Employers

FAQs on ESOP for the Employers

Ranveer has arranged a meeting with his lawyers to initiate the ESOP process. A good old friend that he is, Ranveer has

Fundamentals of ESOP Part 2

Fundamentals of ESOP- Part II

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Fundamentals of ESOP Part 1

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What makes Rulezero click

For products that are relatively new in the market, the founders and the team create confidence in the minds of the people. 


The growth of a company, especially in its initial stages, depends on the founders. Therefore, it is most important for all founders


Raising capital is a long and tedious process that usually takes 4 to 6 months before the money reaches the bank account.


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While the entire idea of fundraising looks daunting and often takes months before the money reaches the bank account, it is an


Once the company is incorporated, it has to be nurtured from time to time. This is most essential to climb the success


You have a business idea. You wish to bring a company into existence and get the business going.

Dematerialisation of shares

Dematerialisation of Shares

Like everything else, the influx of technology made its mark on the investment market. This advancement moved holding the documentary proof of


We often come across companies raising Seed Round, Series A, B, C rounds from various investors. These investments are often made in


Here is what you need to do once your company has been incorporated. In our previous blog, we have introduced you to


Once the type of entity is chosen then comes the entire process of actually constructing and putting all the pieces together. Similar


The first time entrepreneur’s guide in choosing the right entity type for their business. While designing a building, one needs to get

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