Stefan Nagey
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Stefan Nagey

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

What percentage of stock should I reserve for preferred stock investors?

Learn about preferred stock and why you don't set aside preferred shares for investors when starting a company.

Stefan Nageyby Stefan Nagey • 12 min read

Why and How Do You Maintain Your Startup's Corporate Minutes?

Minutes are an official log of decisions taken by a startup’s board of directors at board meetings. Failure to keep accurate minutes of board meetings may cause a company and board members to face legal problems in the future.

Stefan Nageyby Stefan Nagey • 3 min read

Post-Incorporation Checklist: 9 Steps After You Incorporate Your Startup

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
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What is a Signature Block in Legal Contracts?

Most people don't pay much attention to the signature block when a contract is signed. Signature blocks and conventions around signature in legal contracts serve an essential function in determining the validity of a contract such as an investor agreement or stock option award.

Stefan Nageyby Stefan Nagey • 2 min read

How To Properly Deal With a Co-Founder Leaving Your Startup

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

C Corporation or LLC: Which is the best entity for your startup?

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

How To Get an Employer Identification Number (EIN) For Your Startup

An employer identification number or EIN is essential to doing business and you will need to get an EIN for your startup before opening a bank account, paying taxes or hiring employees.

Stefan Nageyby Stefan Nagey • 7 min read

How To Prepare Your Startup For Due Diligence

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

Why You Should File Your Section 83 (b) Election

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

Why Now Is The Best Time to Start a Company

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

When Should My Startup Incorporate?

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

Stefan Nageyby Stefan Nagey • 5 min read

What Amazon Laws Mean for Startups

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

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