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Startup Valuation: How Much Is Your Company Worth?

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skip to main | skip to sidebar 19 January 2010 Startup Valuation: How Much Is Your Company Worth? Unfortunately, I cannot make it much less fuzzy.

When Is A Startup "Venture Fundable?"

Seed Stage Capital

skip to main | skip to sidebar 12 July 2010 When Is A Startup "Venture Fundable?" In a nutshell, the main factors are: 1. The “Big Idea.&#

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Setting And Shaping A Strong Startup Culture

Seed Stage Capital

Over the past several years, Ive had meaningful interactions-- meetings, calls, etc.-- with perhaps 700-800 early stage startups. Opportunity lost.

The Business Plan is Dead; Long Live the Business Plan.

Seed Stage Capital

skip to main | skip to sidebar 10 August 2009 The Business Plan is Dead; Long Live the Business Plan! space, I would agree—to a point. Like This?

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Is Your Small Business Vulnerable To IP Theft?

YFS Magazine

Does your business have the policies, procedures, and personnel emplace to withstand the impact of IP theft and overall security breaches?

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Basic IP Tips Every Entrepreneur Should Know

YoungUpstarts

The following are four classes of protected IP: trademarks, patents, copyrights, and trade secrets. Trademarks. Patents. Copyrights.

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Protecting IP in Crowdfunded Deals

Angel Investing News

Investors will eventually want to validate the intellectual property (IP) prior to investing but not just to hear about the opportunity. During this phase of the investment process, representatives of the investor group may agree to a non-disclosure agreement as part of their validation of the IP. I wonder.

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Every Startup Needs Intellectual Property To Thrive

Startup Professionals Musings

When someone says Intellectual Property (IP), most entrepreneurs think only of patents. intellectual property IP patent portfolioPatents.

Traction is the new IP

Version One Ventures

“Traction is the new IP ” sums up perfectly how the technology space has evolved over the past decade due to the nature of the web. It’s also important to realize how little value investors therefore put on IP when investing in a company. Even beyond auctions and social networks, the web tends to prefer the category leader.

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IP ownership – lock it down

StartupCFO

An issue that has come up time and again in our seed fundings is Intellectual Property (IP) ownership. For this reason, I will never fund a company until I see that every person that has ever been associated with it has signed over their IP rights. IP assignment for employees. All good. not employees).

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Startups and IP Ownership Issues

Scott Edward Walker

For many startups, intellectual property (IP) is their most valuable asset. Any IP created or acquired by a founder (e.g.,

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Protect The Internet

Feld Thoughts

The Senate bill is called the Protect IP Act. Politics dmca e-parasites internet protect ipThe House bill is called the E-PARASITES Act.

When Old IP Comes Back From the Dead

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

What does that have to do with your IP strategy? There are multiple types of IP in this example. Plenty. So is the promotional savvy.

For IP Security at Startups, "Later" Isn't Soon Enough

ReadWriteStart

IP theft and other data breaches at startups are definitely trending up.". A brilliant idea. A great team to work on it. That needs to change.

Classroom IP

ithacaVC

The ownership of intellectual property (IP) developed in the classroom is a tricky topic. A university typically does own the IP produced by its employees in the course of their university work. Let’s suppose a team of 4 students (Team ZZ) is in a business innovation class. It is a lot of work. Startup Life

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Intellectual Property 101

Up and Running

It is difficult to be in a business situation completely devoid of IP worth identifying and protecting. IP is a not just a legal issue.

IP 101 for Startups

StartupCFO

On a related note, Miltons has just released a free book on IP for Canadian companies here. IP 101 for Startups – Tags: Management law Last week I spoke with Sunny Handa from law firm Blakes and some accounting and valuation experts from accounting firm BDO on intellectual property for startups.

The Importance of Trademarking

Up and Running

Managing a Business intellectual Property IP trademarking trademarksHere are the basics. See Also: Intellectual Property 101. In conclusion.

How To Protect Your Business With Intellectual Property Rights

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

Protecting your Intellectual Property is an essential component of running a business and in the early stages when there’s so much to sort out; it’s often understandable that your IP rights get pushed down the ever-expanding “to-do” list. IP rights provide protection against someone directly copying your idea. Your inventions. billion.

Startup Blog: Think Ahead When You are Negotiating IP Rights

Taffy Williams

That is what I advised the NewCo to do, try to get all the IP under one company. Startup Blog Steps to consider to start and grow a company.

Israel & Japan: Konnichi Wa to Collaboration, Sayonara to Stagnation

VC Cafe

Also, patent review is slower than Europe, as noted by Maier Fenster of IP firm Ehlich & Fenster in his presentation IP in Japan.

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Intellectual Property for Startups in the Real World

Gust

Last month we covered the basics of intellectual property (IP) for startups, including a simple taxonomy, some common issues and related documents for entrepreneurs to use when forming a new startup. How much is it worth investing in cultivating and enforcing an IP portfolio ? Barriers to entry ? Is there anything we can do about it?

3 Simple Steps to Avoiding IP Disputes

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

An entrepreneur shares some tips for securing your brand. It happens all the time. They set up a fan page on Facebook. What can they do?

Startup Blog: Intellectual Property (IP) and Know-how: Defined

Taffy Williams

The discussion of IP is sufficiently important to the NewCo that it will take more than one article to get the basics down. What is a patent?

Telco R&D Centers in Israel Scorecard

VC Cafe

Next month, one of the leading European operators is expected to announce a dedicated, Israel-focused venture capital fund. While there is no one-size-fits-all approach to innovation clusters, some telcos are getting a better ROI from Israel than others. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Someone Stole My Startup Idea – Part 3: The Best Defense is a Good IP Strategy

Steve Blank

Early on in my career I took a “we’re moving too fast to deal with lawyers” attitude to patents and Intellectual Property (IP.) Type of IP. _. That changed when I joined the board of a startup, and we sued Microsoft and Sony on the same day for patent infringement – and won $120 million. Outside the U.S. Intellectual Property. Patent.

Legal Checklist for Startups

Scott Edward Walker

Button-down IP ownership and assignment issues (see post here ). None of this is rocket science.

Nuts & Bolts of Intellectual Property for New Startups

Gust

Having covered all the bases to ensure that your corporate name is available, the domain name can be acquired, and the name doesn’t infringe any existing trademarks (as we discussed last week ), now is a good time to look at the categories of intellectual property (IP) that are relevant to most startups. Instagram is a textbook example.)

3 Reasons Why The Defend Trade Secrets Act Will Help U.S. Manufacturers Protect IP

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

How to Protect Your Startup IP

Early Growth Financial Services

Not protecting your business’ IP or unwittingly infringing someone else’s can be a really costly unforced error. This week Allonn Levy of Hopkins & Carley and Glenn McCrae, EGFS’ Strategy Officer, gave a webinar on how to avoid the biggest mistakes startups make with IP. Mistake #1 — Failure to register IP.

The Law on Fonts and Typefaces: Frequently Asked Questions

crowdSPRING Blog

The right typeface is often the key to a great logo, graphic or web design. How is a font different from a typeface? What is copyright? The U.S. Maybe.

How This Fast-Growth Company Lures Millennials to the Suburbs

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Evolve IP of Wayne, Pennsylvania, recruits and retains a young staff by empowering them as "associates" and recognizing their charitable contribution

Russia Drafts Its New IP Protection Strategy And Encourages Public Feedback

ArcticStartup

times the number of Russian patents five years ago. The new strategy is expected to positively impact the situation. About East-West Digital News.

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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Are You Putting Your Business At Risk by Making These Mistakes?

Early Growth Financial Services

Business Risk #2 — Not protecting your IP Why is having an IP strategy important? Set up your legal entity on day one.

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2012 – The Year in Apps

VC Cafe

Apple Appstore Appsfire Levi Shapiro 2012 ad networks advertising Android Angry Birds API App Store apple category developers Discovery Draw Something entertainment Games Google handset IP iPhone Lifestyle maps marketing mobile music Navigation rovio sdk social networks statistics UI What's App

The Top 5 Intellectual Property Mistakes

Up and Running

My business doesn’t have IP. 100% of businesses have Intellectual Property (IP). IP is not just for tech businesses or inventors.

How To Launch a Startup and Avoid Ending-up in Jail

Scott Edward Walker

Introduction I love working with startups – and trying to protect founders and watch their backs. Potential Criminal Violations Employment Laws.

Global IP Address Growth by Country

500 Hats

Study this chart & map. It's a simple way to think about global economic growth & potential.

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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.