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Advice For Founders

Practical tips for founders who are building their startups and scaling their companies, covering topics such as startup equity, fundraising, company compliance and growth strategies to acquire customers. Learn how to build and grow your company the right way with time-tested advice from founders and operators in Silicon Valley.

How to find a co-founder: Practical advice from experienced founders

Learn how experienced startup entrepreneurs choose their co-founders and what traits you should look for when picking yours.

Greg Miaskiewiczby Greg Miaskiewicz • 4 min read

Vesting Schedules: Best Practices for Startup Founders

Vesting schedules play an important part in keeping a startup together. They’re a designed as a motivator not only for employees, but also for founders. If you have them, it sends a signal to investors, that you’re in it for the long haul.

Greg Miaskiewiczby Greg Miaskiewicz • 7 min read

Venture Debt Financing For Startups

Venture debt financing can give your company access to working capital, while minimizing share dilution. Learn the ins and outs with our complete guide.

Capbase Staffby Capbase Staff • 10 min read
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5 Cap Table Mistakes to Avoid

Make sure you avoid the most common mistakes founders make when setting up their cap tables. Some of these issues can create major problem later on, including turning off potential investors.

Capbase Staffby Capbase Staff • 7 min read

How to Terminate Employees at your Startup

Learn the ins and outs of letting employees go, and what you can do to avoid potential issues later on.

Capbase Staffby Capbase Staff • 7 min read

Board of Directors: A Comprehensive Guide for Founders

Learn all you need to know about the board of directors, its responsibilities, and how it develops through funding runds.

Greg Miaskiewiczby Greg Miaskiewicz • 15 min read

What is a Startup Syndicate and How Does it Work?

Learn how startup syndicates work, who creates startup syndicates, and the pros and cons of raising funds through startup syndicates.

Greg Miaskiewiczby Greg Miaskiewicz • 10 min read

How Do Venture Capitalists Make Money?

James Hottensen explores the origins of Venture Capital and how VC's make money on each investment. Portfolio construction and logic is also covered with quotes from top-tier venture capitalists from the United States.

James Hottensenby James Hottensen • 7 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

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

9 Common Legal Mistakes Made By Startups and How To Avoid Them

Avoid these common legal mistakes made by startups and save your company from dealing with fines and lawsuits. As a startup founder, keeping your company compliant is essential to protecting the value of your startup equity and reaping the rewards of your hard work.

Greg Miaskiewiczby Greg Miaskiewicz • 7 min read

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