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Anatomy of Seed Stage Convertible Notes

As I outlined in my last post, convertible notes are the most frequently used instrument for raising capital at the seed stage. This article describes their key...

Choosing the Right Seed Financing Instrument for Startups

When I advise startups or investors about structuring a seed-stage investment, I explain that there are a number of different instruments to choose from.  They vary in complexity...

Start-Ups and Entrepreneurs: Read This Before Going Through a Financing Round

Today’s topic surprises and shocks most of my start-up and entrepreneur clients when they consult me about a potential capital raise. Under the Securities Act of 1933 (Securities Act),...

Start-Ups: Get Your Pre-nup

Two or more people decide to launch a new business, and this is how it typically goes down regarding the relationship between them: "We have known each...

3 Essential Tasks for Founders Starting a Venture

As I’ve written before, the race to opening your new venture is characterized by expansive enthusiasm—but that doesn’t make having important legal safeguards any less important. Unfortunately,...

Countdown To Launching Your Business: Key Legal Safety Checks

In this post I aim to give you an overview of some important steps on the road to protecting and growing your company’s true value. Not all...

Protecting Your Start-Up’s Assets: The Non-Disclosure Agreement

For many start-ups, their greatest asset is a game-changing idea. To build the idea into a successful business, they will invariably need to share it with potential...

Selling Your Business: Acing Due Diligence

You put your company up for sale, potential buyers are lining up.  What then follows is the inevitable: The due diligence process, in which the buyer kicks...

Top Ten Things You Need to Know About the Advisers Act

The Investment Advisers Act of 1940 (the Act) is the rulebook for SEC-registered investment advisers (RIAs). The Advisers Act, together with the related rules adopted by the...

Regulation: The New Normal for Hedge Funds?

By all accounts, hedge funds are having a great year. According to the Wall Street Journal, fund managers added a net $26.32 billion of new cash in...

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