NDA Structure

The Entrepreneurial Mind

Breaking Business : NDA Structure and Meanings. Tweet Facebook LinkedIn Tumblr Stumble Digg Delicious The post NDA Structure appeared first on Dr Jeff Cornwall

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To NDA or not to NDA?

Growthink Blog

The NDA question comes up more than you would think because scrappy entrepreneurs are always looking for collaborators, co-founders, and capital while jealously guarding their ideas. What is a NDA? Requesting and/or insisting upon a NDA depends on the situation.

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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. Startups that come to me and ask me to sign an NDA in order to get Free Startup CTO Consulting really are missing it.

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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. Startups that come to me and ask me to sign an NDA in order to get Free Startup CTO Consulting really are missing it.

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Is an NDA Necessary? Sometimes, but not Always

The Entrepreneurial Mind

Chris Sloan and I discuss the ins and outs of an NDA. Tweet Facebook LinkedIn Tumblr Stumble Digg Delicious The post Is an NDA Necessary? Breaking Business : Non-Disclosure Agreements. Sometimes, but not Always appeared first on Dr Jeff Cornwall

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6 Guidelines On How And When To Use Non-Disclosures

Startup Professionals Musings

As an advisor to entrepreneurs, I often have to deal with people who are convinced that they must get me to sign a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) before they begin talks about their new venture. Get an NDA before detailed patent disclosures.

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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. While non-disclosure agreements are designed to protect your ideas, asking potential investors to sign an NDA is generally seen as unnecessary and unwise.

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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. The Truth: A Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) can be a useful document. I sign an NDA. About. Services. Contact.

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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." At one point, there was even a venture capital conference called NDA , sponsored by the now-defunct (but apparently rising from the grave) Red Herring. Why the cult of the NDA? "The more I find out, the less I know.". Browse archives by date.

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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. My bias generally falls strongly on the side of transparency - both because it is a virtue unto itself - and because it takes a lot of effort in our “post your business on the Internet for all to see” age to truly maintain confidentiality.

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Don’t Ask Known Investors to Sign Non-Disclosures

Startup Professionals Musings

Entrepreneurs often get the advice from their lawyers and friends to always get a Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDA or CDA) signed before disclosing anything about their new venture. The format of an NDA is simple, and you can download a sample from my website.

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Non-Disclosures Can Protect Your Idea, Or Destroy It

Startup Professionals Musings

CDA entrepreneur idea NDA non-disclosure startup Most entrepreneurs I meet are reluctant to disclose anything about their idea to investors before getting a signed confidential disclosure agreement (CDA).

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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. Me: I’m unwilling to have an implied NDA applied to me via your email. Entrepreneurship nda trustI just had an exchange with an entrepreneur that I don’t know.

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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). I will look at NDAs from an entrepreneur’s perspective and make the argument that pursuing an NDA may not be a particularly effective strategy anyways. The Fallacy Of The NDA. . the NDA is minimal.

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. Every company approaches this differently and it’s important to recognize which context you are in.

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

Up and Running

The Hooli CEO wants to know who violated their NDA in leaking the story, and begins to exert pressure on the blogger to give up her source or face a lawsuit for libel. Most NDA violations don’t end with a company acquisition, but they can be costly nonetheless. Image via HBO.

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. First – the normal part. I’ve had an email exchange with an entrepreneur over the past week.

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Schrödinger’s Start-Up — Why VCs Don’t Sign NDAs or Non-Compete Agreements

Austin Startup

funding startup entrepreneurship nda venture-capitalEvery so often, I get an email from an entrepreneur that starts something like this: “By reading further, you agree to the terms of our non-disclosure and non-compete agreement” My immediate reaction is to delete these emails with prejudice.

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

Idea Non-Disclosure Demands Kill Investor Interest

Startup Professionals Musings

Entrepreneurs often get the advice from their lawyers and friends to always get a Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDA or CDA) signed before disclosing anything about their new venture. The format of an NDA is simple, and you can download a sample from my website.

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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. Ryan Azlein, Partner with Stubbs Alderton & Markiles LLP, addresses three of the most pressing legal concerns for founders of mobile application companies.

Startup Non-Disclosure Agreements are Overrated

Startup Professionals Musings

Entrepreneurs often get the advice from their lawyers and friends to always get a Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDA or CDA) signed before disclosing anything about their new venture. The format of an NDA is simple, and you can download a sample from my website.

Invitation to Addepar/PEVCTech dinner, Sep. 20, NYC

David Teten

You will be required to sign a digital NDA to enter Addepar’s office. Addepar and PEVCTech invite you to a dinner and presentation on “Analyzing Alternatives Data at Scale: Approaches to Computation and Data Management.” Our friends at Addepar will share insight into how their platform can be used to analyze collections of alternatives portfolios at huge scale. The speaker is Ben Cohen , Software Engineering Lead, Addepar.

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Invitation to Addepar/PEVCTech dinner, Sep. 12, NYC

David Teten

You will be required to sign a digital NDA to enter Addepar’s office. Addepar and PEVCTech invite you to a dinner and presentation on “Tracking, Analyzing, and Reducing Risk When Investing in a Diverse Portfolio of Illiquid Assets.” Our friends at Addepar will share insight into how their platform can be used to analyze collections of alternatives portfolios at huge scale. The speaker is Ben Cohen , Software Engineering Lead, Addepar.

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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.) Boom – done – deployed for everyone – and announced in a short and to the point blog post.

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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. Should you get a patent? What about a copyright? A trademark?

What should I include in an investor provisions summary?

Gust

2) Knowledge of the types of things that would be in an Operating Agreement tend to be binary: either you’re willing only to provide the most basic summary (“Management of the company is controlled by John Doe”) or else you’re willing (possibly under NDA during due diligence) to give them the actual Operating Agreement to read for themselves.

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The Secret To Packing A Room For A Speaking Event

Mike Michalowicz

So I said the only way to get into my event, even if you had a ticket, was by signing a non-disclosure agreement (NDA). Limited seating, signing an NDA, keeping things secret, individual invites and special treatment?

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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. I thought it was a great description and encourage every entrepreneur who has never been through the sale of a company to read it. Rereading Alex’s post inspired me to write my first person account of selling my first company.

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6 Steps Required From A New Venture Dream To Reality

Startup Professionals Musings

Limit your disclosures to people you trust, and learn the use of non-disclosure agreements (NDA). It seems like everyone wants to be an entrepreneur and get rich these days. As a business mentor, I sometimes feel besieged by people begging for my view and support of their latest idea.

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 ? I can explain why, but if you saw what Brad Feld or Alexander Muse or Fred Wilson or Joel Spolsky or (my favorite take) Andrew Warner write about why they dont sign NDA s, you can skip the rest of this post. Or some big companies just have a boilerplate NDA that they throw in front of people as a matter of course.

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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). It seems like everyone wants to be an entrepreneur and get rich these days. As a business mentor, I sometimes feel besieged by people begging for my view and support of their latest idea.

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.

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Business Owners Need To Understand Intellectual Property Law

YoungUpstarts

A company needs a well-thought-out patent application on file, or a signed NDA to protect against potential loss of patent rights. Image credit: Copyright message from Shutterstock. by Paige Zandri, Attorney Network Director at Priori Legal.

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.

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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) 6) Initial Founders Issuance: 8,000,000 Shares. (7) 7) Founders Equity Split: Depends on the Team, But Quickly and After the Awkward & Difficult Conversations. (8)

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) 6) Initial Founders Issuance: 8,000,000 Shares. (7) 7) Founders Equity Split: Depends on the Team, But Quickly and After the Awkward & Difficult Conversations. (8)

Reflections on Ex Machina

Feld Thoughts

He expresses intellectual dominance from the very first instant you meet him and reinforces it aggressively with the NDA signing. Amy and I saw Ex Machina last night. A steady stream of people have encouraged us to go see it so we made it Sunday night date night. The movie was beautifully shot and intellectually stimulating. But there were many slow segments and a bunch of things that bothered each of us.

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Worked Up about Unrealistic Venture Capital Valuation

Growthink Blog

However, his law firm had created a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) for me to sign before we could start. So, I reviewed the NDA. And I found the NDA really couldn't be signed. Now, I told Mike that I would sign his NDA if he put in some standard NDA clauses (like a time restriction). Like raising angel funding (where he might get them to sign an NDA). And the law firm, I'm sure, charged again to review and reject the NDA suggestions I made.

Location, Location, Location

Venture Chronicles

Nothing out of the ordinary but the “don’t ask me…&# warning was a little odd, as well as the NDA before the person will tell you anything about it… but no, the most interesting aspect of this solicitation was where it was displayed

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Why Most People Fail To Cash In On Their Dream Idea

Startup Professionals Musings

Limit your disclosures to people you trust, and learn the use of non-disclosure agreements (NDA). It seems like everyone wants to be an entrepreneur and get rich these days. As a business mentor, I sometimes feel besieged by people begging for my view and support of their latest idea.

9 Business Acronyms You Need To Know

YoungUpstarts

An NDA, or Non-Disclosure Agreement, is an essential business acronym that often takes many forms. Business can be a dirty business. And the language of business can be hard to understand.

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9 Unexpected Ways a Lawyer Can Help Your Startup

Up and Running

The opportunity to use a mutual NDA can arise when starting to work with business development partners. Have a lawyer look over your mutual NDA before you move too fast. - Doreen Bloch , Poshly Inc.

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