Angel Investors Part I: Should You Take Money From an Angel?

  "Angel investors" are typically high net worth individuals that invest in a startup at very early stages and prior to institutional……


Books for Entrepreneurs and Their Attorneys

We are often asked at the Entrepreneurship Clinic about good books for those starting their own companies and for attorneys aspiring to be…


Startup Legal Lessons from the Biography of Steve Jobs (Part 5)

Walter Isaacson's bestselling biography of Steve Jobs touches upon numerous legal issues common to startups. This is part 5 of our series on startup…


Startup Legal Lessons from the Biography of Steve Jobs (Part 4)

Walter Isaacson's bestselling biography of Steve Jobs touches upon numerous legal issues common to startups. This is Part 4 of a multi-part series…


Startup Legal Lessons from the Biography of Steve Jobs (Part 3)

Walter Isaacson's bestselling biography of Steve Jobs touches upon numerous legal issues common to startups. With the movie "Jobs" opening in…


Startup Legal Lessons from the Biography of Steve Jobs (Part 2)

Walter Isaacson's bestselling biography of Steve Jobs touches upon numerous legal issues common to startups. With the movie "Jobs" opening in…


Startup Legal Lessons from the Biography of Steve Jobs (Part 1)

Walter Isaacson's bestselling biography of Steve Jobs touches upon numerous legal issues common to startups. With the movie "Jobs" opening in…


A Primer on Vesting

A "vesting schedule" does not refer to the days of the week when you must wear this. Fred Wilson recently wrote about the natural turnover on startup…


IP Strategy: The Difference Between Startups and Large Companies

On some issues, IP strategy for startups as compared to large companies can differ like night and day. It is important for entrepreneurs to…


Understanding Convertible Debt

  Convertible debt is a popular form of early-stage financing because it avoids the need to value the company. Convertible debt is a popular…