Stefan Nagey
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Stefan Nagey

Serial entrepreneur engineering & business leader who co-founded and led his last to a $14M Series A financing and a successful exit. Years of experience leading teams & building scaleable, secure software systems.

Learn why you should file your 83 (b) election when purchasing your founders shares in your startup. Topics covered include tax implications, filing deadlines, and the process to complete the 83(b) election filing with the IRS.

Stefan NageyBy Stefan Nagey • 5 min read

Historically great companies have been formed during recessions. The one we're living ican be a unique opportunity for new, amazing companies to be founded

Stefan NageyBy Stefan Nagey • 7 min read

If you're focused on growing your business quickly and attracting venture capital, you should incorporate soon.

Stefan NageyBy Stefan Nagey • 5 min read
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Understanding "Amazon Laws" (aka on-line sales nexus limits) and the tax obligations they may trigger for your startup.

Stefan NageyBy Stefan Nagey • 4 min read

To file or not to file? Learn about Reg D filings and SEC compliance for startups raising funds from investors in priced financing rounds.

Stefan NageyBy Stefan Nagey • 7 min read

The key differences between priced and unpriced rounds and when startups use them for fundraising. Learn about key financing terms like preferred shares, convertible equity, valuations and valuation caps.

Stefan NageyBy Stefan Nagey • 5 min read

We cover some of the important steps founders will need to take after incorporating their startup, like 83(b) elections, getting an EIN, opening a bank account & more.

Stefan NageyBy Stefan Nagey • 4 min read

Just getting your startup incorporated? Find out how to price your company's common shares and learn how the fair market value (FMV) of common shares changes as your company grows.

Stefan NageyBy Stefan Nagey • 8 min read

Co-founder disputes are one of the number one causes for startups to fail. Learn how to fairly allocated startup among you and your co-founders to avoid founder disputes & make good equity decisions.

Stefan NageyBy Stefan Nagey • 8 min read

Co-founder exits can be a messy ordeal for startups, but they don't have to be fatal. Learn how to avoid messy co-founder exits and protect your startup.

Stefan NageyBy Stefan Nagey • 4 min read

A breakdown of the due diligence process for startups, from early stage fundraising to acquisitions. Learn how to breeze through due diligence and close your financing deals quickly.

Stefan NageyBy Stefan Nagey • 7 min read

Learn about how to build a great remote team at your startup. Transparency, open communication and other important values for collaborating across timezones.

Stefan NageyBy Stefan Nagey • 8 min read

When you are incorporating your startup, you need to decide how many shares to authorize. Most startups authorize 10 million common shares when first setting up their corporation.

Stefan NageyBy Stefan Nagey • 7 min read

A step-by-step guide to file for a foreign agent qualification to register your company to do business in California.

Stefan NageyBy Stefan Nagey • 7 min read

A detailed overview of the different types of equity compensations for employees at startups, including restricted shares awards, stock options and RSUs. Each type of equity award has different tax implications for employee shareholders at startups.

Stefan NageyBy Stefan Nagey • 5 min read

Delaware Annual Franchise tax explained for startup founders . Luckily, you won’t have to take a deep dive into accounting to use the alternate method, the Assumed Par Value Capital Method, used by most Delaware corporations.

Stefan NageyBy Stefan Nagey • 6 min read

Startup investors strongly prefer to invest in C Corporations over LLCs for tax and diligence reasons. The proceeds from selling stock in startups registered as C Corporations can be tax exempt due to Qualified Small Business Stock exemption.

Stefan NageyBy Stefan Nagey • 5 min read

Is your startup thinking of doing business in California? If so, you must file a Statement of Information 90 days after registering your company.

Stefan NageyBy Stefan Nagey • 3 min read

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