Liquidation preference: A Guide For Startup Founders
In this article we dig deeper into liquidation preference in startup deals - how can it impact the shareholders and founders during a liquidity event.
What is a Cap Table?
Learn what a cap table is, and how to keep accurate records of your company's ownership, so you can easily pass due diligence when raising money for your startup.
How To Register A US Company From Canada In 10 Minutes
In this article we cover the What, Why, and How To's of registering a US business from Canada
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.