A series of posts that cover the issues and components of incorporation, financing, founders, acquisition and other matters in a checklist format. This is how my mind works and hopefully it will be helpful to you.
A fictional series of posts that will take you through the various life stages of several startups. This is my best attempt at being creative with somewhat bland topics.
A series of quick posts and simple answers that shed light on topics that concern the startup community: Corporate Finance, Corporate Formation, Intellectual Property, Licensing Transactions, M&A, Angel Investors, Incorporation, Venture Capital Financing, etc.
One of the first decisions a founder of a startup will make is the form of the entity. For technology startups, the decision is usually between a limited liability company (LLC) … [More...]
Let's create our first fictional company to take us through some stages of a startup. Company Name: Hashbrown Founders: Bob with 33 1/3% Fred with 33 … [More...]
After the Certificate of Incorporation and Bylaws, the next step in the formation of your technology startup involves getting all the players situated. There are two documents to … [More...]
When a startup is incorporated, founders should understand the requirement to qualify to do business in a state where it is not incorporated and “doing business.” Here’s the basic … [More...]
Think of the company’s bylaws as its rulebook. It covers a few general categories relating to the operations of a company: Stockholders Directors Committees Officers Record … [More...]
The first step to incorporate a technology startup is to prepare and file the Certificate of Incorporation with the Secretary of State. Think of it like the birth certificate of … [More...]