How a Down Round Affects a Startup Capitalization Table

By: Sean Valle Some startups occasionally face financial challenges that require the company to sell stock at a lower valuation than the valuation used during a previous stock financing. These fundraising rounds are often referred to as…
Regulation S - Exemption for Foreign Offerings

Regulation S - Exemption for Foreign Offerings

By: Benjamin Jacob All securities offered and sold in the United States must either be registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission or qualify for an exemption under the Securities Act of 1933 (the “Securities Act”). While…

Federal Grants can Provide Funding for your Small Business Without Diluting Founders

By: Maks Ewendt Non-dilutive funding is a way to increase a company’s capital without giving away, or “diluting,” the ownership or equity to do so.  Small businesses are likely familiar with two of the most common ways to obtain funding…

DBA 101

By: Peter D. Singh Jr. What it is: alias, nickname or pseudonym. DBA is an acronym for doing business as. It has a few other names or synonyms: assumed name, assumed business name, trade name, fictitious name, or false name. You may see it…
What to Expect During a Preferred Stock Financing

What to Expect During a Preferred Stock Financing

By: Sean Valle If your startup is gearing up for your first Preferred Stock financing round, you are likely beginning to realize how exciting and daunting the process can be. Here, we provide a general overview of the process. Before we…

Employer Beware – Is Your Startup Improperly Classifying Its Sales Team?

By: Benjamin Jacob As an employer, when you think of hourly workers you probably have a certain picture in your mind of who fits that description. Most likely your idea of an hourly worker does not include your high-flying startup’s sales…

Dispute Resolution: Common Co-Founder Conflicts

By: Peter D. Singh Jr. People start businesses together hoping for the best. At the outset, every relationship includes excitement, wonder, and potential. After some time, though, reality sets in and the underbellies of vulnerability and…

Secondary Transactions: Providing Founders Liquidity During a Fundraise

By: Sean Valle If your company is pursuing a substantial fundraising round, such as a Preferred Stock financing, you might be considering if all of the funds should be allocated to the company’s working capital, or if some of it may be…

Why Startups Should Host Board Meetings

By: Sean Valle A Board Meeting is a formal meeting of the Board of Directors of a corporation and any invited guests or observers. These meetings are essential gatherings of the Directors, at which officers present updates about company progress…

Music B2B: Sponsorships and Endorsements

By: Peter D. Singh Jr. This is one of the most pointed intersections of music and business. To market their brands and products, businesses link with users that can introduce or bolster their recognition. Artists in the olden days of Ancient…