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Point Number 10 on How To Pursue Venture Capital

By: Thomas L. Bowden, Sr.

Hire a really good lawyer who knows the ropes. In our last post, we covered dividing up the responsibility for work and success. This time, let’s talk about a crucial team member: your lawyer. Seriously. I know it sounds like a pitch, but I am sincere. Of course we hope that you will hire North [...]

 

Point Number 9 on How To Pursue Venture Capital

By: Thomas L. Bowden, Sr.

Build your team early. In our last post, we covered normal deal terms that affect how ownership is divided and risk shared. This time, let’s talk about dividing up the responsibility for work and success. No matter how smart, committed, persistent, motivated, talented, indomitable and attractive you may believe yourself to be, no one can [...]

 

Point Number 8 on How To Pursue Venture Capital

By: Thomas L. Bowden, Sr.

Know your financial structure. In our last post, we covered a number of factors that affect the founder’s ultimate ownership percentage. In this section, we have a bit more detail. What you need to know up front that the venture capital investment process has become highly standardized. In many ways this is a good thing. It helps [...]

 

Point Number 7 on How To Pursue Venture Capital

By: Thomas L. Bowden, Sr.

“The time has come,” the VC said, “to talk of many things – Of Points and Pies and Preferences and Option Grants with Strings” (With apologies to Lewis Carroll)

 

Small Business Jobs Act

By: David Carroll.

With the media frenzy and political back and forth over the extension of the Bush Tax Cuts, you might have missed the 2010 Small Business Jobs Act (SBJA), signed into law on September 27, 2010. This new law includes a broad spectrum of tax relief designed to stimulate business investment and spending. The hope is [...]

 

Point Number 6 on How To Pursue Venture Capital

By: Thomas L. Bowden, Sr.

Watch what you say. Last time, we focused on having a plan. As a corollary to presenting that plan in your conversations while seeking venture capital, here are some things you should never ever say (or at least do your best to avoid saying) to a venture capitalist: This is really several tips in one post. [...]

 

Who’s Looking out for the Little Guy?

By: Thomas L. Bowden, Sr.

Delaware Chancery Court – that’s who!

 

Health Care Reform: Changing Employer Plans and Taxes

By: David Carroll.

John Vandenhoff continues his exploration of the tax implications of the new health care law. There’s also more in a series of informational podcasts on the Web site of the Law Firm Alliance, of which we are a member. In our previous posts, we briefly talked about the new Healthcare legislation which was signed into [...]

 

Point Number 5 on How To Pursue Venture Capital

By: Thomas L. Bowden, Sr.

Have a plan. Last time, we talked about being prepared. An extension of that attitude and orientation is our next tip. To raise venture capital, you must have a business plan. In that plan, you must address certain key issues, directly and without fudging or fooling yourself. Your plan need not be long and detailed. [...]

 

Health Reform: Codifying Economic Substance Doctrine

By: David Carroll.

John Vandenhoff continues his exploration of the tax implications of the new health care law. There’s also more in a series of informational podcasts on the Web site of the Law Firm Alliance, of which we are a member. In our previous posts (here and here), we talked about the new Healthcare legislation which was [...]