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Anatomy of a Venture Financing

Whether you’re a first-time founder or a serial entrepreneur, the process of obtaining venture funding can be complicated and confusing. Let’s look…

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What is Venture Capital and Why Does It Matter?

The moniker “venture capital” is believed to have originated from the financier John Hay Whitney. Having served in World War 2, Whitney…

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What is Liquidation Preference?

In a venture capital deal, a liquidation preference refers to the payout investors receive in a liquidation event (like a sale or…

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Decoding Entity Selection: Considerations for Founders

What’s the Best Choice of Entity? When we work with founders to start their business, the question of which type of entity…

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Choosing the Ideal Jurisdiction: Considerations in Selecting a State for Incorporation

One of the first questions we receive from founders who are ready to legally form a company is where they should incorporate.

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The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis Benchmark Survey

Every five years the Bureau of Economic Analysis (the “BEA”) requires U.S. companies with foreign ownership to complete a mandatory benchmark survey.

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Larry Robbins speaks to Triangle Inno on surprise tax bills threatening Triangle’s small businesses

Corporate attorney Larry Robbins spoke with Triangle Inno‘s Lauren Ohnesorge regarding Congress’s decision not to extend Section 174 of the tax code,…

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What are IP Assignment Agreements?

For the high-growth startups we represent (and into which our venture capital clients invest), intellectual property (IP) is typically the core asset…

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What is a Management Rights Letter?

Here’s a situation we see often when a company is negotiating a Series A financing. They’ve gotten through diligence, completed the lengthy…

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An Introduction to Convertible Notes

What is a convertible promissory note? A convertible promissory note is a debt instrument that converts into equity of the issuing company…

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