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Top 4 Reasons Why You Should Start Your Business Alone

By Andrew D. Randol

When we say “alone,” we don’t mean it’s just you behind the counter or screen as the sole employee of your own company. We mean alone, as a sole proprietorship business owner. There are many reasons why people start their own businesses with no partners or limited liability partnerships. First, some business owners prefer to […]

Series A Preferred Stock Purchase Agreement Checklist – Part I

By Drew Stevens

Things are moving for your startup: you’re clicking with your co-founders, your technology development is solid, and you just signed your first legitimate venture capital term sheet. Before you rush to cash your investor’s check, there still remains some legal paperwork to wrap up your Series A round. One of the main documents that evidences […]

Startup Valuation – Pre-Money and Post-Money

By Drew Stevens

One of the more challenging aspects of growing your startup may be valuation. If you’re a first-time founder, nothing can be more frustrating than wading through jargon and buzzwords, searching for simple answers on startup valuation. Business Startup Attorney In this post, we’ll break down some of the essential concepts you’ll need to understand, such […]

Venture Capital Due Diligence Checklist – Part II

By Drew Stevens

In our last post, we started to dive into what startups can expect once they’ve signed a term sheet with a venture capital firm. Venture capital firms take due diligence seriously, and it can be intimidating to work with a Columbus venture capital law firm. Startup founders and officers who take due diligence equally if […]

Venture Capital Due Diligence Checklist – Part I

By Drew Stevens

If you’re a startup and you’ve just successfully negotiated your term sheet with a venture capital firm, congrats. You’ve spent months pitching to angels, VC firms, and just about anybody who will listen, and now you’ve finally locked down a commitment for funding. Now that you have a signed term sheet, the next step is […]

What is a SAFE? 5 Things to Know

By Drew Stevens

Raising money for your company? A Simple Agreement for Future Equity (“SAFE”) can be a great alternative to the more traditional convertible notes, in certain cases.

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