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Welcome to Cairncross JumpSTART

March 2015 | Blog |

Are you ready to jumpstart your idea into a successful new venture? We’re here for you.

The Exit – Preparing for a Sale of the Company

March 2015 | Blog |

In the salad days of the dot-com boom, exiting your internet startup through an IPO inside of three years almost became the expectation of any company with “.com” in the name. In these more sober web2.0 days, the path to exit has become significantly longer and more tumultuous.

Key Considerations When Contemplating the Launch of Your Startup

March 2015 | Blog |

When founders begin contemplating the launch of their technology startup, thought should be given to a variety of considerations, especially if one or more of the founders are currently employed at other technology companies.

Picking your Startup Team (Founder Dynamics)

March 2015 | Blog |

When launching your technology startup, the people you choose as your co-founders is one of the most important decisions you’ll make. There are many things to consider when picking the players for your team.

Should I Raise My First Round of Funding Via Convertible Debt or Equity?

March 2015 | Blog |

One of the first questions an entrepreneur must address when launching a technology startup is how the company will be funded during its early stages.

The Role of the Board of Directors

March 2015 | Blog |

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

The Good, the Bad, & the Regulatory: A Summary of a Recent FTC Report on the Internet of Things

March 2015 | Blog |

Internet-enabled devices bring near total connectivity. While this world of connection benefits us, it inevitably poses certain security and privacy risks.

U.S. Supreme Court Rules on Tacking Doctrine Applicable to Trademarks

February 2015 | Blog |

A trademark serves to identify and distinguish one party’s goods or services from the goods and services of others. A trademark may be a word, phrase, symbol or design, or any combination of those.