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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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No, I Won't Sign Your NDA

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

We drink a little coffee, we trade pleasantries, and then, when the talk becomes serious, you pull out an NDA. An NDA kills deal flow.

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

Allen's Blog

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. Seen a lot of movies. Why? .

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Checklist For Launching A Startup

Ask The VC

Company Creation incorporation launch nda vestingI ran across a dynamite set of posts for anyone launching a startup. It’s summarized at If I Launched A Startup and includes stuff on incorporation, founders stock, vesting, NDAs, and some other useful things. If you are launching a startup, go check it out.

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Non-Disclosures Can Protect Your Idea, Or Destroy It

Startup Professionals Musings

CDA entrepreneur idea NDA non-disclosure startup How can you make this a win-win opportunity? Unsolicited proposals or requests for information.

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.

Developing A Startup Ecosystem: From NDA-culture To Free-Sharing

ArcticStartup

Photo: Shutterstock. Nordic countries in general seem to do well on the startup scene. This is how it should be, at least.

Startup Reality Distortion #3: The Fallacy Of the Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA)

onstartups.com

Startup Reality Distortion #3: The Fallacy Of the Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA). The Fallacy Of The NDA. . the NDA is minimal.

I’m Trying To Be Respectful, But This Makes Me Crazy

Feld Thoughts

Pet Peeves approaching VCs confidentiality ndaFollowing is something that happens to me on a regular basis, with a new and exciting twist. I’m telling this story both to vent (maybe I’m grumpy today – I don’t know) as well as for an object lesson on how not to interact with a VC, or at least with me.

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The cult of the NDA

www.frozennorth.org

The cult of the NDA. One startup even printed its NDA on the back of visitors badges, just like a software "shrink wrap" agreement: "By accepting this visitors badge, you agree to the terms of this Non-Disclosure Agreement." Good venture capitalists understand this, and many will refuse to sign an NDA before looking at a business plan.

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allensblog: Why Entrepreneurs Shouldn't Worry about NDA's

Allen's Blog

I'm wondering if it's just me, but I've noticed a trend recently, both in 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. allensblog. Thoughts from a startup sherpa.

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Jennifer Lopez and the NDA

Growthink Blog

Every day I see entrepreneurs trying to find that right balance between keeping their intellectual property confidential while sharing and promoting their business model with partners - especially investors - whose interest they so very much need to pique. Supply and demand. And then come back and tell me that mystique doesn’t matter. read more.

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Implied Suspicion Versus Implied Trust

Feld Thoughts

Will you sign an NDA first? Me: I don’t sign NDA’s. Since you won’t sign an NDA, you agree that by reading beyond this paragraph you are agreeing not to share my idea with anyone, forward this email to anyone, or discuss the idea without my consent. Entrepreneurship nda trust

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Don’t Ask Known Investors to Sign Non-Disclosures

Startup Professionals Musings

The format of an NDA is simple, and you can download a sample from my website. non-disclosure NDA entrepreneur startup business plan

NDA Structure

The Entrepreneurial Mind

Breaking Business : NDA Structure and Meanings.

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Why VCs Won't Sign Your NDA

www.readwriteweb.com

But most investors agree : they do not want to sign an NDA. Your mission statement. Your founding team's resume and responsibilities. Trust.

The Tension of Confidentiality

Feld Thoughts

but they’re looking to understand details that should never be discussed with outsiders, even if there is a NDA in place. Entrepreneurship confidentiality nda TAGFEEI’m a huge believer in TAGFEE. But I also respect confidentiality. You know what they say about flattery, right? ” So – be careful out there.

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Enterprise Software Spring Training

deal architect

Throughout March, in NDA settings and at more formal events, I am getting a chance to talk to executives at E2Open, Infor, Microsoft. NetSuite, Oracle, Plex, Rimini Street, UNIT4 and Workday. As with all the spring games being played all. Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP) Enterprise Software (other vendors

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Top Legal Concerns for Mobile Application Startups

Early Growth Financial Services

I strongly encourage entrepreneurs to consult an experienced business attorney on … Continue reading → Legal legal entity licensing requirements mobile applications NDA non-disclosure agreement revenue startup startup legalOriginally posted on Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP.

Three Simple NDA Rules for Entrepreneurs

Force of Good: a blog by Lance Weatherby

If you are asking someone for money do not ask for an NDA. If someone is giving you free advice do not ask for an NDA. If you are going to pay or potentially pay someone with cash or equity ask for an NDA.

VCs Won't Sign Your NDA

VC Whisperer

People often ask me: Paul, will you sign an NDA before I send you my business plan?As As a VC, I am often asked by entrepreneurs to sign an NDA before they send me their business plans. We see dozens of opportunities each week, and there's no way we could sign an NDA before looking at each one.The reality is that.

VCs Won't Sign Your NDA

The VC Whisperer

People often ask me: Paul, will you sign an NDA before I send you my business plan?As As a VC, I am often asked by entrepreneurs to sign an NDA before they send me their business plans. We see dozens of opportunities each week, and there's no way we could sign an NDA before looking at each one.The reality is that.

Free Startup CTO Consulting Sessions

SoCal CTO

Frequently Asked Questions Will we sign an NDA? You need to be able to share with us without an NDA. If you can't tell us the details of what you are doing without an NDA, it won't make sense for us to talk. I talk to roughly 2 or 3 new startups every week who need advice from an experienced CTO. What Is This? How Does it Work?

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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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Ethics and Morals

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

There was no NDA or non-compete between the parties involved so it is not clear that anything illegal transpired here. At the end of the Berlin talk I posted yesterday, there was a question about ethics. It was directed at startups and how they build a culture of ethical behavior. It is an issue for all businesses and business people.

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Staying Stealth - DShen's Blogs

Dshen

There were still a lot of entrepreneurs who wanted to stay stealth and they would ask me to sign an NDA before talking about their startup. There were still a lot of entrepreneurs who wanted to stay stealth and they would ask me to sign an NDA before talking about their startup. The Web and the World of Business. Archives. Other Blogs.

If I Launched a Startup

The Startup Lawyer

1) Length of NDA: 0 pages. (2) Here’s what I’d do in the beginning: Incorporation. (1) 1) Entity Choice: Corporation or Corporation. (2) 2) State of Incorporation: Delaware. (3) 3) Authorized Shares in Charter: 10,000,000 Shares. (4) 4) Type of Shares: Common Stock. (5) 5) Par Value of Common: $0.0001. (6) 8) Vest Founders Shares?:

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Free Startup CTO Consulting Sessions

SoCal CTO

Frequently Asked Questions Will we sign an NDA? You need to be able to share with us without an NDA. If you can't tell us the details of what you are doing without an NDA, it won't make sense for us to talk. I talk to roughly 2 or 3 new startups every week who need advice from an experienced CTO. What Is This? How Does it Work?

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Idea Non-Disclosure Demands Kill Investor Interest

Startup Professionals Musings

The format of an NDA is simple, and you can download a sample from my website. Who is right? Let me try to put this question in perspective.

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I Love Google’s Style

Feld Thoughts

Several weeks ago, I was contacted again and let into (under NDA) an early adopter program to test out the new feature. Today Google announced that they had now raised the limit on number of contacts to 25,000 (from 10,000) for all Gmail users (including Google Apps users.) Suddenly, I couldn’t add any new contacts at all. For everyone.

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The Top 5 Intellectual Property Mistakes

Up and Running

Everyone will sign an NDA. Requesting to have a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) signed when you’re sharing proprietary information is very wise.

3 Steps to Protecting Intellectual Property

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

That''s where a nondisclosure agreement (NDA) comes in. Sometimes an NDA won''t happen. How do you keep your IP safe from view.

The Agony and Ecstasy of Selling My First Company

Feld Thoughts

We gave them to him (no NDA required – we didn’t even know, or care, what an NDA was) and he started going through them. Several years ago, Alex Iskold wrote a great overview of What It Is Like To Sell Your First Company. Rereading Alex’s post inspired me to write my first person account of selling my first company.

Startup Myths #1 – You Need an NDA

chrissundberg.com

Startup Myths #1 – You Need an NDA. You Need an NDA. The Myth: You need an NDA to protect your intellectual property. About.

6 Steps To Convert An Idea To A Sustainable Business

Startup Professionals Musings

Limit your disclosures to people you trust, and learn the use of non-disclosure agreements (NDA). Now get real (cook it). Marty Zwilling.

12 Dumb Mistakes to Avoid When Pitching Investors

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Introducing the NDA Ideas are cheap. Chances are you'll be laughed out of the meeting if you ask investors to sign an NDA. Display it.

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Initial Conversation with a CTO or Technical Advisor

SoCal CTO

You don’t ask for an NDA from an investor before presenting. Or you want to know about whether you have the right Web Development Company.

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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.