Common Startup Struggles

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Common Startup Struggles

Running a successful and profitable company can be an incredibly trying experience that takes dedication, hard work, and sacrifice. If you are thinking of pursuing a venture you are passionate about, it helps to know what challenges you may encounter. Unpredictable business conditions and slow sales are two of the biggest challenges for getting your business up and running. And don’t forget to retain those customers you already have. A focus on gaining new customers can sometimes eclipse the need to address the needs of the customers you already have. 

You’ve Got VC Money: The Punchlist

As outside counsel to thousands of VC-backed startups, we are often asked the same questions about what startups need to do after raising their first round of VC financing. Here is a quick and dirty list of those next steps. The action items below are described in…

You’ve Got VC Money: Board Meetings

Board meetings are your opportunity to check in with and give an update to your bosses and get feedback and guidance from the experienced members of your board. It is common for VC-backed startups to have four to six board meetings per year, though this frequency can…

You’ve Got VC Money: Board vs Stockholder Approval

While your financing agreements might have other requirements, below is a nonexhaustive list of the types of corporate decisions that typically require board and/or stockholder approval: Board Approval Is Required to: Stockholder Approval Is Required to: Amend the charter or bylaws. Approve significant corporate transactions (e.g., sale…