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Incorporation

Learn how to incorporate your startup as a corporation and the advantages of using a Delaware C Corporation for your startup company. Capbase simplifies the process of incorporating your company in Delaware, issuing equity to employees, advisors and founders, and keeping your company in compliance with Delaware reporting and tax requirements. Topics covered include: How many shares should a startup company authorize when incorporating? Why do startups registered in Delaware? When is the right time to incorporate? What are the duties of a board director in a Delaware corporation?

How to Register a US Company from the UK in 10 Minutes

These are the steps founders based in the UK need to take to form a corporation in the US.

Bryce Warnesby Bryce Warnes • 7 min read

How to Register a US Company from India in 10 Minutes

Learn how to easily set up a company in the US from India.

Bryce Warnesby Bryce Warnes • 5 min read

The Ultimate Guide to Cap Tables for Startup Founders

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.

Greg Miaskiewiczby Greg Miaskiewicz • 8 min read
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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 Startup Equity Works: Common and Preferred Share Classes

Startups typically issue common shares to founders, employees, advisors and consultants; they issue preferred shares to investors as part of venture financing rounds The preferred class of stock in a startup is typically subdivided into series, each representing a different round of financing, like Series A, Series B, and so on.

James Hottensenby James Hottensen • 3 min read

US Immigration Visas for Startup Founders

Learn about the different US visas for startup founders. Immigration visas such as the E-1, E-2, EB-5, L-1 and O-1 allow founders to live and work in the US while building their startups.

Greg Miaskiewiczby Greg Miaskiewicz • 3 min read

LLC vs. C Corporation: Issuing Equity to Employees

Issuing equity to employees in an LLC can be complex and require tax advice. Many startups prefer to incorporate as C Corporations because the process for issuing equity to employees is much simpler.

Greg Miaskiewiczby Greg Miaskiewicz • 5 min read

How to Register A Company in the US: Everything You Need to Know as an Overseas Founder

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.

Greg Miaskiewiczby Greg Miaskiewicz • 9 min read

How to Invest Your Own Money into Your Startup

Startup founders inevitably cover some of the costs of getting started out of pocket. Learn how you can stay above board if you reimburse yourself for corporate expenses and invest money into your own company.

Greg Miaskiewiczby Greg Miaskiewicz • 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.

Nancy Thankiby Nancy Thanki • 7 min read

Why Do Startups Incorporate In Delaware?

Learn why most startups choose to incorporate in Delaware as Delaware corporations. Investors and founders prefer to incorporate in Delaware for many reasons. Learn about how to do a Delaware name search to check with the Delaware secretary of state to see if your company's name is already registered in Delaware.

Greg Miaskiewiczby Greg Miaskiewicz • 6 min read

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