Power Shift in Startup Land
Oussama Ammar

Very interesting article Oussama. Reminds me a bit about the debate on green bonds — they should be cheaper to emit but they aren’t (yet). But with time they will be… such with lower valuations and preferreds.

I guess part of the solution, in this case, is education and not just communication: 1/ founders understanding that protecting employees is a key part of any mission-driven start-up 2/ explaining this aspect to employees of start-ups, the possible trade-offs that might be required down the line and maintaining transparency about anything that effects the employees’ share of the pie, and 3/ explaining and communicating this to potential investors so that only aligned investors end up offering an aligned term sheet.

On a different note, I also liked the fact that you don’t have a solution, only a very interesting question…

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