McKinsey’s Private Markets Annual Review

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Industry Buzz

Here is what caught our attention over the past few weeks.

Portfolio Startups Spotlight

Connect Homes, (requires registration to view) an LA based construction-tech startup that designs, builds, delivers and installs green and award-winning homes in a highly scalable way, has recently completed the delivery and installation of its connect homes model 6T in partnership with SoCalGas. The H2 Hydrogen Home represents the future of clean energy, and sustainable living. Connect Homes’ 6-module home was delivered by Hydrogen-powered semis, and installed in less than a day to the site in the City of Downey. Abc7 News.*

Liatris Inc.(requires registration to view), recently announced that it received a $1M Phase II Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) award from the National Science Foundation. Cision PR Web News*

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Company Highlights

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Deal Flow

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What is a Convertible Note and how does it work?

A convertible note is a form of short-term debt financing used in early-stage startups. It includes a right for the debt to be converted into equity under specified conditions in the offering documents. One condition might be when early-stage companies reach a defined valuation, and another might be at a specified maturity date.

Convertible notes terms generally carry an interest rate that gets factored in during the conversion from debt to equity.

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Qualified Purchaser vs. Accredited Investor – What’s the difference and why does it matter?

Similar to an Accredited Investor, a Qualified Purchaser can purchase some stocks that are offered through a private placement that is not registered with the SEC. Meeting the requirements of a Qualified Purchaser are more onerous than for an Accredited Investor.

Since the level of financial sophistication and investment capability is considered higher, a Qualified Purchaser can access a wider range of investments than an Accredited Investor.

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