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Yearly Archives: 2015

The Board of Directors’ Role, and the Importance of Obtaining Board Approvals

May 2015 | Blog |

If your technology startup is a corporation incorporated in Delaware or Washington, then it must have a board of directors.

How to Exchange IP for Shares of Stock in your Startup

April 2015 | Blog |

Founders of technology startups typically pay for their shares at incorporation by contributing intellectual property (“IP”) they have developed and that relates to the business of the startup.

Fully-Diluted Capitalization – What it Means and How it’s Used

April 2015 | Blog |

You hear a lot of jargon in the world of technology startups and venture capital, and “fully-diluted capitalization” or “on a fully-diluted basis” are some of those terms that get thrown around a lot, but often times are not fully understood.

Authorizing and Issuing Shares

April 2015 | Blog |

After a technology startup has been legally formed as a corporation, shares of its capital stock need to be authorized and issued to its founders.

Understanding the 83(b) Election

April 2015 | Blog |

If the shares of stock you acquire in your startup are subject to vesting (or a “substantial risk of forfeiture” as the IRS calls it), then you typically want to make what is called an 83(b) election.

Understanding Vesting

April 2015 | Blog |

When founders launch their new startup, optimism is typically running rampant. However, it is not uncommon for one or more founders to leave the very startups they launch within the first few years.

Considerations When Naming Your Startup

March 2015 | Blog |

In this day and age, choosing a corporate name is no easy task. After you think you have identified the perfect name that embodies everything your new startup stands for, your work has just begun.

Launching the Company – Entity Selection

March 2015 | Blog |

You’ve had your epiphany moment, and now you’re ready to form your company and build the next white hot technology startup. But which type of entity should you choose?