WhatsApp: What We Know About the Incorporation History of a $19B Company

Incorporated in California in 2009, WhatsApp, Inc. later converted to a Delaware corporation. As has now been widely reported, Facebook is acquiring…


Analyzing the Looming Trademark Disputes Over Facebook’s “Paper” (Part 1 of 3)

Facebook's January 30 launch of its "Paper" app has prompted multiple trademark applications filed by others who use the word "Paper" as a brand. It…


Financing a Startup Company Series: Debt & Micro Loans

According to its website, SBA provides small businesses with an array of financing for small businesses from the smallest needs in microlending - to…


Financing a Startup Company Series: Venture Capital

According to the National Venture Capital Association, venture capitalists are long-term investorswho take a hands-on approach with all of their…


Financing a Startup Company Series: Strategic Investors

Companies ,such as Google, have formed investment arms that make strategic investments in companies, such as Nest Labs, that may eventually be…


Financing a Startup Company Series: Crowdfunding 2.0 - Equity Based

If implemented, the JOBS act may make equity-based crowd funding legal. This post continues our Financing a Startup Company Series and focuses on…


Financing a Startup Company Series: Crowdfunding 1.0 - Reward Based

Entrepreneurs may be able to raise seed capital by attracting relatively small amounts of money from a large group of individual investors in the…


Financing a Startup Company Series: Incubators

Incubators may be able to nurture the early development of your startup for a more prolonged period than an accelerator program. This post continues…


Financing a Startup Company Series: Accelerators

Accelerators can provide an early source of seed capital along with intense mentoring, pitch practice, and access to other resources. This post is…


Financing a Startup Company Series: Grants and Prizes

Grants and prizes can provide important non-dillutive funding to early-stage startups. This post continues our Financing a Startup Company Series and…