Stage Financing and the Role of Convertible Debt
We have argued that convertible debt can be better than a simple mixture of debt and equity in stage financing situations. When the venture capitalist retains the option to abandon the project if in the medium term he receives a negative signal, the entrepreneur has an incentive to engage in "window dressing" or short-termism , i.e. to bias the signal towards positive values, in order to reduce the probability that the project will be liquidated.
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