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To NDA or not to NDA?

Growthink Blog

What is a NDA? One standard use of a NDA is protecting one company from another during discussions and negotiations. Know your audience.

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NDA Stealth Mode and Sharing Your Startup Concept

SoCal CTO

This will only be disclosed when there is an NDA in place. Especially if the idea could be whipped-up by a few 24-year olds in a few weeks?

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NDA Stealth Mode and Sharing Your Startup Concept

SoCal CTO

This will only be disclosed when there is an NDA in place. Especially if the idea could be whipped-up by a few 24-year olds in a few weeks?

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Entrepreneurs: Don't Sweat NDA's -- Do Sweat EMT.

Allen's Blog

Seen a lot of movies. I''m wondering if it''s just me, but I think I''ve recently noticed a trend, both with respect to the startups for whom I''m a Sherpa (for the investors to whom I introduce them), and those who approach me to see whether my Sherpa role is a fit, towards asking for (in some cases insisting on) an NDA. Why? .

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The Importance of Partnership Agreements, NDAs, and Security: Lessons from HBO’s “Silicon Valley”

Up and Running

Most NDA violations don’t end with a company acquisition, but they can be costly nonetheless. Image via HBO. Bad business partnerships.

3 Steps to Protecting Intellectual Property

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

How do you keep your IP safe from view. IP is a valuable asset that needs to be protected, insured, and, sometimes, even risked.

Protect Your Business Plan Like It’s Your Baby—Here’s How

Up and Running

The World Intellectual Property Organization defines IP as,  “creations of the mind,” which, depending on the business, can take many forms.

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If I Launched a Startup

The Startup Lawyer

Hell Yes. (9) Vesting Schedule for Founders Shares: 4 years with a One Year Cliff. (10) Consideration for Founders Shares: Cash & IP. (11) Handling of “Lost Founders&# : Lock Down the IP (then Wish Them Well).

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Clean Up Before Raising Funding

Instigator Blog

Make sure every employee has signed a good employee agreement, with an NDA included. (Powered by LaunchBit ). Get your house in order.

One More Time: No NDAs

dashes.com

By unusual coincidence, this week I had a number of different folks ask me to sign NDA s about the new projects theyre working on. But signing an NDA ? If I honor your NDA, and I meet a great investor or potential employee or valuable partner for your new venture, I wouldnt be able to tell them about it. Anil Dash. Best Of.

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Business Owners Need To Understand Intellectual Property Law

YoungUpstarts

Patent applications represent the hope for defensible protection, as the most a company can truthfully tell investors is that the company owns its IP.

Are NDAs Worth Much?

Early Growth Financial Services

The Benefits Signaling — An NDA puts other parties on notice that your IP is valuable, not lightly shared, and that you intend to defend it and your business. Non-Disclosure Agreements, or NDAs, are legal contracts designed to protect confidential information. But is using them a good strategy for your business?

The Inside Story of a Small Startup Acquisition (Part 3)

Software By Rob

She asks me to sign an NDA, which I do. Once she expressed interest in a potential sale I signed an NDA and she provided numbers.

Startups in stealth mode need one piece of advice.

www.humbledmba.com

remember calling up my best friend to tell her I was starting a company but refused to tell her how the product would work. I had taken classes on IP, first-mover advantage, etc. hired a lawyer, and he gave us an NDA template and told us that anyone that had knowledge of our proprietary data had to sign it. Check out my newest company.

Startup Blog: Patents and Investors - Mistakes to Avoid to Attract.

Taffy Williams

Another mistake made by many start-ups is discussing their patent portfolio with investors without having a proper NDA in place. Under 35 U.S.C.

How to Start a Startup

www.paulgraham.com

The market price is less than the inconvenience of signing an NDA. But its hard to raise money with an IP cloud over your head, becauseinvestors cant judge how serious it is. Before you consummate a startup, ask everyone about their previous IP history. Want to start a startup? Get funded by Y Combinator. Hard, but doable.

If I Launched a Startup

The Startup Lawyer

Hell Yes. (9) Vesting Schedule for Founders Shares: 4 years with a One Year Cliff. (10) Consideration for Founders Shares: Cash & IP. (11) Handling of “Lost Founders&# : Lock Down the IP.

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Someone Stole My Startup Idea – Part 2: They Raised Money With My.

Steve Blank

We consciously didn’t ask potential customers to sign a  Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA). And we figured that unless litigation was going to be our business strategy, NDA’s would have inhibited the back-and-forth that made us smarter. See part one for the first time it happened. This time it was serious. link] [.] Thanks.

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Pick the Perfect Name for Your Startup

mashable.com

would love the opportunity to brainstorm names for/with you. I'd be happy to sign an nda. SCVNGR Makes Major Enhancements to iP. Contact Us Submit News Contact Us Write for Us Spark of Genius Series Mashable | The Social Media Guide Business Mashable on Facebook Join Us! How Do I Start? Ask yourself: 2. Does It Mean Something?

Stealth Mode Startup

www.frozennorth.org

If youve read my Cult of the NDA article (which, by the way, remains one of the most-read articles on this blog), then you know that I think good luck and good execution are far more important to success in a startup than a Really Big Idea. They didnt even offer to sign an NDA. "The more I find out, the less I know.". You can. Bupkis.

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WayTooEarly: Business Plan Hyperbole

WayTooEarly

Its unique content and message has no equal, and we have not heard of any potential competitors The idea behind this post is so important, Im somwhat afraid of your reading it without signing our ironclad NDA. What's the consensus on how to disclose IP when one is nearing retirement? The IP is unrelated to my job/work.

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6 critical tips for launching a startup while holding a day job | VentureBeat

venturebeat.com

As for the employer, I would say don't compete with your employer and don't come close to using any IP of theirs. Thank you. You lose.

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Setting And Shaping A Strong Startup Culture

Seed Stage Capital

An early fail-track indicator is when the CEO requires an NDA before he can give even a high level overview of what the company does. Like This?

Crazy! 189 Answers To The Top Startup Questions On Your Mind

maplebutter.com

Should I require and NDA? Maple Butter. Search for: Videos. About. You are here: Home » Hiring » Crazy! Crazy! Tweet. Crazy! Thanks.

Series Seed Financing Documents

www.seriesseed.com

It would be helpful to get a California standard employee manual, employee contract/agreements, IP ownership release to company, and confidentiality. Standard 1-way/bi-lateral NDA's, standard templates for an employee manual, employee contract/agreements, IP ownership release to company are on my wish-list too. Documents.

How To Bootstrap Your Startup

www.readwriteweb.com

Vendor long-list - build a “long-list&# of possible software vendors and NDA them all, but don‚Äôt rely on it (more on this later). The aim of many entrepreneurs is to take a business idea and convert it into a professional and functioning business on a low budget. What is bootstrapping? So, what does it mean to bootstrap a company?

Startup Lessons for the Proto-Founder

www.metamorphblog.com

Make sure you own all the IP created during this trial period, and make no promises for later. Need to learn about IP, patents, etc.? Asking an IP lawyer, “Is my invention patentable?&# is like asking a car mechanic “Does my car need any work done?&# link] Matt Mireles NDA for pitching?!? No one funded us.

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