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How to Exchange IP for Shares of Stock in your Startup

04/30/15 posted by Bryce Counts

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. Keep Reading »

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Fully-Diluted Capitalization - What it Means and How it's Used

04/23/15 posted by Bryce Counts

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. Keep Reading »

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Authorizing and Issuing Shares

04/17/15 posted by Bryce Counts

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. Keep Reading »

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Understanding the 83(b) Election

04/10/15 posted by Bryce Counts

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. Keep Reading »

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Understanding Vesting

04/09/15 posted by Bryce Counts

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. Keep Reading »

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