Exploring important topics on founder equity in startups, such as: How to divide up equity with your co-founders? What is an 83(b) election and why founders should file one? How founders and startup employee shareholders can avoid being subject to alternative minimum tax (AMT)? Why do founders typically have a vesting schedule attached to their startup equity grants?
Most founders have little clue about how cap tables work when they start their first startup. Keeping accurate records of your cap table is essential for startup founders if they plan on raising capital from VCs or selling the company.
By Greg Miaskiewicz • 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.
By Stefan Nagey • 4 min read
Registering in the US opens the door to venture funding for overseas startups. Learn about the process for registering your company in the US as a foreign citizen, including incorporation, taxes, visas and more.
By Greg Miaskiewicz • 9 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.
By Stefan Nagey • 5 min read
Trigger accelerations are often a hotly debated topic (especially in companies acquired by VCs) as any outstanding equity will impact the value of shares of the purchase price.
By Greg Miaskiewicz • 7 min read
Learn how vesting schedules work for founders and employees at startups. Many startup founders have a 4 year vesting schedule with a 1 year cliff.
By Greg Miaskiewicz • 6 min read
Learn how to write effective emails to pitch investors. James Hottenson, formerly at Great Oaks VC, shares helpful best practices about reaching out to investors.
By James Hottensen • 7 min read