Preparing for Funding Ep7: Seed Round – Recut
In the final episode of this series, we discuss seed rounds, including the difference between convertible notes, SAFEs, and equity rounds, and how seed rounds have changed over the last 5 years.
Office Hours with Anthony Cimino
This episode of Office Hours features Anthony Cimino, Head of Policy & Regulatory Affairs at Carta, an online equity management platform. We discuss the status of several key public policy issues – including the Qualified Small Business Stock (QSBS) tax exclusion, the shifting definition of Accredited Investor, the Corporate Transparency Act, and electronic signatures and filings for 83(b) elections – and how the changes impact investor access, capital formation, and the ability of startups to raise capital.
Preparing for Funding Ep6: Accelerators/Incubators – Recut
In this episode, we break down the differences between accelerators and incubators, and how to find the best fit for your company.
Three Things with Denisse Vigueras
In this episode, we talk with Denisse Vigueras, the founder and CEO of Fashion Law Mx, a boutique law firm that specializes in the Fashion, Art, and Technology industries. Denisse joins us from Mexico City as a part of the Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) Fellow Program. VW has been fortunate to participate in the YLAI program for the last few years, and Denisse is our fourth fellow. You can connect with Denisse here.
Preparing for Funding Ep5: Initial Sophisticated Investors – Recut
In this episode, we discuss the difference between accredited, unaccredited, and sophisticated investors, and where to find them.
Preparing for Funding Ep4: Pitch Decks – Recut
In this episode, we discuss pitch decks, including what their purpose is (and isn’t), how to structure an effective deck, and how to get them in front of potential investors.
Preparing for Funding Ep3: Friends and Family Funding – Recut
In this episode, we discuss how to structure a Friends & Family Round to avoid risks that affect later-stage financing rounds.
Preparing for Funding Ep2: Founders’ Agreements – Recut
In this episode, we discuss founders’ agreements, including Restricted Stock Purchase Agreements (RSPAs), Confidential Information and Inventions Assignment Agreements (CIIAAs), and Non-Compete and Non-Solicitation Agreements.
Preparing for Funding Ep1: Incorporation – Recut
In this episode, we discuss the basics of incorporation, including the difference between corporations v. LLCs, which state to organize in, and when we recommend online document formation tools.
Laws of the Game E4: International Eligibility
In this episode, we discuss FIFA regulations on international eligibility, including how FIFA determines which country a player is able to represent in international competitions like the World Cup, how players can effectively switch their nationality, and what it means to be “cap-tied” to a specific national team.