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How Do Stock Options Work?

08/13/15 posted by Bryce Counts

For most high growth emerging technology startups, equity is cheaper than cash when it comes to compensating employees. Keep Reading »

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Forming Your Startup the Silicon Valley Way

07/29/15 posted by Bryce Counts

In most jurisdictions, all you need to do to legally incorporate is submit your articles of incorporation to the Secretary of State of the jurisdiction in which you want to incorporate and adopt a set of bylaws, and many online companies (and attorneys) will take care of these two things for you for a nominal price. Keep Reading »

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Don't Give Away the Farm in a Bridge Financing: Conversion Discounts vs. Conversion Caps

07/15/15 posted by Bryce Counts

In the world of convertible debt, arguably the single most important term for both the startup and the investor is the provision concerning when and how the investor's convertible promissory note converts into equity. Keep Reading »

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The Interests of Investors and Founders Aren't Always Aligned

06/11/15 posted by Bryce Counts

Founders of technology startups often believe that their interests are aligned with those of their investors, and that belief is generally true. However, there are many situations where the interests of the founders and other shareholders differ from those of the outside investors. Keep Reading »

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"Par Value" - What it Means and How it Can Affect Your Startup

06/03/15 posted by Bryce Counts

Par value. It's a concept that many entrepreneurs see in their corporate documents, but few truly understand. What is par value? What does it mean when you see it in your documents? Keep Reading »

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