Episode 6 – “Series A” Stock & Redemption Rights

March 19, 2011

In Episode 6 of The Wendel Forum (originally aired on Saturday, March 12, 2011, on Green 960 AM radio), Dick Lyons discusses the opportunities and consequences of issuing Series A stock, or a first round of convertible preferred stock, as a means of raising money for our fictional company GreenCo.

Usually issued at some point after the company has raised its initial capital from founders, family and friends, the Series A stock can infuse the company with much needed capital for growth. Along with Series A, come “redemption rights,” which allow investors to demand the company repurchase their shares after a set period of time.  What might this mean for our fictional company GreenCo? 

Listen to Episode 6: wendel_forum_6.


2 Responses to “Episode 6 – “Series A” Stock & Redemption Rights”

  1. Melinda Says:

    I’m enjoying the “investment” series. Green companies are so important for the health of our economy and society, so it would be interesting to hear more about what foundations should be set in place to ensure the success of a green company.

  2. […] to know that the business founder has some skin in the game. Once the company is ready to raise its Series A round of stock, it’s time to submit to […]

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