Setting Up Your Company
Incorporating a company can be the first step in founders' entrepreneurial journeys. But what happens after a startup incorporate? Learn about all the steps required to setup your startup company to do business, like getting a bank account, paying for your founders shares, required state filings and other important concerns for founders who are just getting started.
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.
By Stefan Nagey • 4 min read
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.
By Nancy Thanki • 3 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.
By 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.
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
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.
By 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.
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