Investor Connect Podcast

In this episode, Hall welcomes back Paul O'Brien of MediaTech Ventures. MedicaTech Ventures is an Austin-grown venture development group and holdings company that connects capital and people in the media and technology industries. An online technology and startup veteran, Paul is known as SEO’Brien for his extensive past in the search industry. Paul works in Venture Capital Economic Development, serving investment in entrepreneurs. He has a passion for media innovation and investment and seeded MediaTech Ventures, a media industry venture development group.

In this episode, Paul catches us up on what MediaTech has been doing since our last interview. MediaTech's perspective in media innovation is that these ecosystems and economies need to develop and mature to serve investor interests the best. The best way to do that is to serve and teach entrepreneurs. Paul explains how MediaTech develops an understanding of all the resources available for investors and startups.

You’ll also learn more about the upcoming SXSW event, Funded House. Funded House is an integrated series of meetups, lounges, speaker panels and parties with a focus on helping funded startup leaders navigate the difficult task of growing their business. Paul shares why it came about and what makes it special.

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The terms sheet contains several investor rights relating to Governance and Control. 

Here are three of them:

 Right of First Refusal 

 The Right of First Refusal clause says that if a founder sells his or her shares, then the preferred share investor gets the right to buy those founder shares first. Doing so results in increasing the investor’s equity ownership in the company.

Participation Rights

This clause says that if the startup company sells shares to raise more funding, the current investors have the right to buy the shares first. 

Registration Rights

If the startup registers its stock on the public markets, then the startup must also register the investor stock shares and pay the legal fees for it.

Thank you for joining us for the Startup Funding Espresso where we help startups and investors connect for funding.

Let’s go startup something today!

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