I am a co-founder of an advanced tech start-up. We are in the pre-financing stage. We are in negotiations with a Finder. The finder is knowledgeable about the industry and will play a role not only in making introductions, but as the operator of a separate organization which, on behalf of the investors, will provide advisory and audit services to ensure that the company in staying the course.
The proposed terms of the deal include both a contingency (cash) and up-front equity.
My question: Is up-front equity typical under any scenario?