1. Evaluate Jon's team. What made Jon so successful at
recruiting key players to Solidworks? What functional members
of the team does he still need, within and outside of Solidworks?
What are the potential advantages and disadvantages of having
Michael Payne from PTC join the team?
2. Why has this deal attracted venture capital? Think about
the team and the opportunity.
3. Can the founders optimize their personal financial returns
and simultaneously ensure that SolidWorks has sufficient
capital to optimize its chance of succeeding? What factors
should the founders consider?
4. How can the syndicate optimize its potential return?
What factors should it consider?
5. Structure a deal that will serve the best interests of
the founders, the company and the venture capital firms.