I'm lucky enough to have someone willing to work for equity. I want her to feel compensated soon, but I don't want to give her everything at once, when she could just leave with part of the company. What are ...Read more
Private Equity Law Questions
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What legal aspects should be had in mind when a C Corp startup uses an investor broker such as CapLinked? How safe is it to just pay them the fee for exchanging contact details with the investors?Read more
I am about to begin raising a second round from angels. How much am I required to include in a PPM? What specifically needs to be included beyond the obvious, and how much should this cost with a law firm? ...Read more
My company is sole owner LLC w/ 1099 contractors, & an executed friends-&-family round (convertible note). I'd like to offer equity to contractors, & we are not in financial position (i.e. we're very cash constrained) to pay for the drawing up of a company equity plan. (detail in section following)
I'm hoping to draft a 1-2 page LOI for staff/contractors identifying intent of equity distribution in advance of us having an equity plan. What would you include in/exclude from such a document? I haven't been able to find a template ...Read more
My goal is to hire an adviser/s to be a part of our company. This adviser will primarily have duties unrelated to investor introductions, such as financial, legal, industry, operations, sales, etc. A part of their expected contribution is to ...Read more
We are a startup that is currently in discussions with venture capital firms and angel investors. We have an investment opportunity where the investors want a highly secured investment - meaning if they invest $500,000, they'd like a return of ...Read more
It is legal to start a website that would allow for the "crowdfunding" of startups - where investors would actually receive a small amount of equity in the company. If not, what would the biggest hurdles be? What about "crowdfunding" a venture type fund that would then in turn invest in companies?
I'd like to create an equity agreement among the 4 people that have been helping me get my startup off the ground. The breakdown will be: 35% Founder 1, 35% Founder 2, 5% Part-time helper 1, 5% Part-time helper 2, ...Read more
Can I incorporate my start up in South Dakota with a low par value like .000001 in order to purchase my founder shares then change the par value later on to .01?
I would like to know how ...
I'd like to create an equity agreement among the 4 people that have been helping me get my startup off the ground. The breakdown will be: 40% Founder 1, 40% Founder 2, 5% Part-time helper 1, 5% Part-time helper 2, ...Read more
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