All Things Sales! 16 Mini-Lessons for Startup Founders
As a former CEO and software engineer (Citrix, XenSource, VERITAS, etc.), board member of GitHub (recently acquired by Microsoft), and lecturer in management...
10 Big Legal Mistakes Made By Startups
As lawyers and venture capitalists involved with startups, we have seen plenty of legal mistakes made by entrepreneurs and startup companies. The following are some of the more common and problematic legal mistakes we have seen.
Forming an LLC Made Easy: Step-by-Step Guides
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Actually, Founders Should Engage Corporate Development - Andreessen Horowitz
Every meeting a busy founder takes is time away from building the company. So it’s understandable why engaging corporate development groups is believed to be a waste of time, unless you’re selling your company. But there are actually several benefits to engaging with corporate development -- it just depends on your goals, and on the particular mandate of the group you’re engaging. Understanding these differences is critical to deciding whether corporate development is useful for your startup…
The Fiduciary Duties of Founders - Silicon Hills Lawyer
TL;DR Nutshell: The moment someone is added to a startup’s cap table, founders (as majority stockholders, directors, and officers) becomes fiduciaries of that stockholder. This means that, regardless of how much control founders may have over a company, corporate governance law draws a hard line on how that control can be used. Crossing that line can result […]
How Founders (Should) Break Up - Silicon Hills Lawyer
Nutshell: There are two ways for founders to break up. One preserves everything those founders built together, including a chance of a successful outcome. The other can bring everything crashing down, ruining months, even years, of hard work, and damaging lives in the process. Simple decisions made at the beginning of the relationship dramatically influence which outcome you […]
Prenups for Co-founders - Andreessen Horowitz
Yes, breaking up is hard to do -- whether in love or in business. But, at least in business, there are some things founders can do proactively to lessen the pain. Think of it as a common sense prenup to protect your company. So, what can you do to help ensure that founder breakups don’t end your startup dreams? Here are some things to consider... MORE