At the initial stages of growing your start-up, you will be expending your energy on attracting investors and raising capital. An option you may want to consider is issuing investors a convertible note to secure investment much faster.
A convertible note is a short-term debt for the company. The investor loans funds to the company, allowing it to have funds to begin operating. On a trigger event, the company will issue the investor with a number of shares. A trigger event can take place when your business raises a certain amount of money, or a period of time passes. This is different to simply repaying the investor the loan amount plus interest.
LegalVision’s experienced finance lawyers can assist you with drafting the terms of your convertible note and negotiating your convertible note agreement.
If you have any questions or would like to speak with one of our team about issuing convertible notes, please get in touch on 1300 544 755 or fill out the form on this page.
It can be difficult to value your company before it is up and running, and before it is generating any revenue. Issuing a convertible note can be useful in avoiding this problem. It is generally quicker than issuing shares and allows you to maintain any control in running the company. But it is important you ensure you are treating your investors fairly.
LegalVision’s finance lawyers can advise you on whether issuing a convertible note is the best way to raise capital for your business. And having been through the process of capital raising and securing investors for our own business, we will use this experience to help you determine the best way to raise capital and grow your business.
Do you have any questions about whether a convertible note is the best method to raise capital? Please get in touch! We would be delighted to step you through its advantages and disadvantages to help you decide, and assist you with issuing your convertible note.