In a previous Founder Tip of the Week, I discussed what vesting is. In this Founder Tip of the Week, I will discuss some common vesting schemes. Employees The norm for options granted to employees is that they vest ratably monthly over four years.
"I do not think there is any thrill that can go through the human heart like that felt by the inventor as he sees some creation of the brain unfolding to success."- Nikola Tesla
Just as an individual founder has their own style when running a company, each has her/his own preferred funding strategy. Check out the infographic below which identifies four funding styles founders typically use to launch and grow their startups.
Every startup begins with an idea, a dream. Once you start, how do you get to your goal? Sifting through all the chatter about what it takes to succeed can be tough, but learning from the experience of other founders still remains a valuable opportunity. Check out this video of career advice from founders on the precipice of remarkable success.
As an entrepreneur, it can be easy to allow the tasks of building a startup to overwhelm you. Do you have work/life balance? Loving what you do and working hard to build your business is critical, but so is taking time to decompress. Here are a few tips to help you find that sweet spot.
To help explain the complexities of the United States Patent & Trademark Office’s new inter partes review (IPR) process, Perkins Coie has developed a short animated video that walks viewers step-by-step through the entire process.
The “Series A Crunch,” which is the significant decline in the number of startup companies per quarter that are completing their first equity financing, appears to be deepening.
We are often asked by founders what they need to include in an executive summary that will be sent to prospective investors and what legal issues are involved.
When starting a new company, it’s easy to focus entirely on the business you are building, but it’s also important to make sure that you see the big picture . Here are three areas to keep covered…
Bitcoin is a hot topic in the startup ecosystem and Perkins Coie remains at the forefront of providing legal service in this space. Check out the latest post on our Virtual Currency Report blog that includes a link to our International Virtual Currency Tracker, a regularly updated chart that provides a quick snapshot of the status of virtual currency regulation in countries around the world.
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