Five Things to Remember about Finders’ Agreements

Do you need to raise capital for your company? If you haven’t yet, you will probably soon be introduced to yet another link in the venture capital world food chain: “finders”. Finders usually come with the promise of saving you time and introducing you and your company to fast, available cash. While in some cases … Read more Five Things to Remember about Finders’ Agreements

Anti-Dilution – The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Shares that are sold by a company, usually in the case of issuance, result in existing investor-holding dilution, unless they participate, of course. To protect their investments, sophisticated investors have introduced a variety of mechanisms to the venture capital world. One of these important mechanisms is anti-dilution. Anti-dilution protection is exercised by holders of preferred … Read more Anti-Dilution – The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

How to Manage Open Source for Your Startup

If you had the opportunity to read my previous post ‘FOSS Principles Explained’ and have used open source software before, you understand not only its impact on the hi-tech and other industries, but also the integral role it plays for your start-up. Aside from its range of benefits, open source software also imposes certain restrictions … Read more How to Manage Open Source for Your Startup

Five Most Important Things Your Founders’ Agreement Has to Include

Founding a company is a lot like getting married. During the honeymoon period, everything looks promising for the newlywed couple, but as the relationship evolves, complexity and tension become more familiar to them, and issues like property, money, and children become magnified. People try to solve these issues by putting pre-nup agreements in place. A … Read more Five Most Important Things Your Founders’ Agreement Has to Include