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JULY 20, 2009 When do I need to incorporate a company?
If there is more than one founder, the likelihood of an argument about how the equity should be split in the new company increases dramatically. Incorporating a company and issuing stock to the founders will help prevent misunderstandings among the founders about equity splits. Issuing stock options. Funding.
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DECEMBER 8, 2011 Do It Right The First Time, Part II: Visit the Doctor or House Call?
Readers can anticipate my next point in continuing the analogy: It makes no more sense for a non-lawyer to prepare fundamental legal, governance, equity and intellectual property documents than it would for a patient to self-diagnose and begin taking prescription-strength antibiotics or other medications. Newco, Inc.”) Yes, it’s a mouthful.
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JANUARY 26, 2010 Lockdown Lost-Founder IP
Thus, it’s wise to lock down your startup’s IP early to prevent the lost founder problem. How to Lock Down the IP. Consideration for services rendered should be given to all developers and consultants that work on anything IP-related at your startup. I’m willing to bet a few. Lost Founders. Conclusion.
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APRIL 12, 2010 The When to Incorporate Decision-Matrix
5) Is your startup granting stock options or other equity compensation? 8) Is your startup signing contracts with third-party companies for business services (not for IP creation or development)? In a recent post, I detailed some incorporation-related points of interest if I launched my own startup. Advice Varies.
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THE STARTUP LAWYER The When to Incorporate Decision-Matrix
| MONDAY, APRIL 12, 2010
5) Is your startup granting stock options
or other equity
compensation? 8) Is your startup signing contracts with third-party companies for business services (not for IP
creation or development)? In a recent post, I detailed some incorporation-related points of interest if I launched my own startup. Advice Varies. MORE >>
ORRICK TOTAL ACCESS Top 10 Mistakes Companies Make During Acquisitions
| THURSDAY, JUNE 21, 2012
– Make sure founder equity
is held in the form of shares, not options
. Shares allow founders to get all of the appreciation taxed at capital gain rates, whereas options
typically result in the appreciation being taxed at ordinary income rates. Don’t let that be your situation. MORE >>
INFOCHACHKIE.COM Beware The Consultant
| SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2011
Instead of hearing from your long lost third-cousin, you will be inundated with an avalanche of ‘congratulatory’ emails, calls and letters from people who want to relieve you of the burden of your hard-earned equity
round. The final straw came when I asked the latest 25-year old a simple ‘yes / no’ question related to stock options
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TIM KEANE Term-sheets and Valuations: Thinking about Negotiations - Startups.
| TUESDAY, JANUARY 12, 2010
The investors and the entrepreneurs are – or should be – aware that the price of the company’s equity
is set by the market – in simplest terms, what an informed buyer is willing to pay. Note that this applies only to earl stage Series A-type equity
financings and assumes no cash dividends are paid to investors. Archives. About. MORE >>
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