Financing a Startup Company Series: Customer Funding

Some startups are fortunate enough to fund their operations through actual customers. This post continues our Financing a Startup Company Series with…


Financing a Startup Company Series: Bootstrapping

Many entrepreneurs will seek to self-fund their early startup activities (almost as if they are holding themselves up by their bootstraps). This post…


Financing a Startup Company Series: Intro

A primary concern of many early-stages startups is how, and where, to raise capital. This series of blog posts discusses 12 of the most common…


What the Net-Neutrality Decision May Mean for Your Startup

On January 14, 2014 the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals struck down two FCC rules that supported "net neutrality." On Tuesday the 14th, the U.S. Court…


How Startups Can Understand FDA Regulations

At the earliest of stages, startups should understand whether and how the FDA governs their product or service. The Food and Drug Administration…


Early Engagement: How Working with Your Attorney Can Help Steer Your Startup

Consulting an experienced attorney should be part of your business model validation. Entrepreneurs may not exactly relish the thought of…


Supreme Court to Tackle Patent Eligibility of Software Business Methods

The United States Supreme Court has decided to take on a patent case addressing whether software implemented methods are eligible for patent…


Patent Freedom to Operate Part 2: When Not to Seek a Freedom to Operate Opinion

"Patent freedom to operate" refers to whether one can conduct its business model without infringing another's patent rights. Part 1 of this series…


Patent Freedom to Operate Part 1: Why Analyzing Patent Freedom to Operate is Important

"Patent freedom to operate" refers to whether one can conduct its business model without infringing another's patent rights. You’ve come up with an…


Angel Investors II: Structuring the Angel Investment

Entrepreneurs have a number of options for structuring an angel investment. This is part 2 of a 2 part series on receiving angel investments.  Once…