Monthly Archives: March 2013

Stock Option Exercise Checklist

Congratulations, you’ve gotten your company off the ground.  You’ve incorporated, issued founder shares and filed 83(b) elections, adopted a stock option plan, granted stock options, and been working on your business for a while.  Now an employee who has been … Continue reading

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Event: Come Talk Startup Public Policy with Congressman Rick Larsen!

Congressman Rick Larsen (@repricklarsen), who represents Washington’s 2nd Congressional District, has graciously agreed to come and talk to us about startup public policy. We are hosting this event at our Seattle offices, at 1201 Third Avenue, Suite 2200, in Seattle, … Continue reading

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Event: Everything You Wanted To Know But Were Afraid to Ask, with Bill Bryant

Seattle VC and Angel Investor Bill Bryant (http://www.geekwire.com/2012/bill-bryant-time-startup/) has graciously agreed to come and talk to us this coming Wednesday morning. We’ve titled this event, Everything You Wanted To Know But Were Afraid to Ask. Come and ask Bill what you want … Continue reading

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How Dilution Works

Sometimes founders will ask me the following question: “The founders stock will be equally diluted when we bring in new investment money, right?” And sometimes they will ask me: “When the company raises money, do we give some of our … Continue reading

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Question & Answer: IP Assignment Agreement

Question:  I had some friends help me in the very early stages of my startup.  For example, one of them helped design our logo.  Another one helped me with an instructional video explaining our product (the video can now be … Continue reading

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