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Bryce Counts

Are Special Classes of Founder Stock Right for You?

10/22/15 posted by Bryce Counts

There is a tried and true structure for capitalizing a technology startup: conventional common stock to the founders, conventional common stock reserved for employees in a stock option pool, and preferred stock to investors. 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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"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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The Board of Directors' Role, and the Importance of Obtaining Board Approvals

05/06/15 posted by Bryce Counts

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

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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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