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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?
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
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
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
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
If you're focused on growing your business quickly and attracting venture capital, you should incorporate soon.
Stefan NageyBy Stefan Nagey • 5 min read
Running a remote team? Hiring full-time employees in multiple US states? Chances are your startup will need to register your Delaware corporation to do business as a foreign corporation.
Greg MiaskiewiczBy Greg Miaskiewicz • 5 min read
Learn how to choose a great name for your new startup. Good names are easy to spell, easy to remember and avoid confusion with existing brands in your industry.
Greg MiaskiewiczBy Greg Miaskiewicz • 7 min read
Co-founder disputes are one of the number one causes for startups to fail. Learn how to fairly allocated startup among you and your co-founders to avoid founder disputes & make good equity decisions.
Stefan NageyBy Stefan Nagey • 8 min read
When you are incorporating your startup, you need to decide how many shares to authorize. Most startups authorize 10 million common shares when first setting up their corporation.
Stefan NageyBy Stefan Nagey • 7 min read

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