MoFo partner Tim Harris explains several of the most common acquisition structures for startups, including stock purchase transactions, merger transactions, and asset purchase transactions. Watch this video to learn more.
There are few things more important to entrepreneurs and investors than managing founder equity and some of the most frequent startup questions we field are about common stock vesting. This piece addresses these questions and explains the fundamentals of vesting. Read the full article.
MoFo partner Tim Harris explains several key terms of a convertible note investment, including maximum conversion percentage, key negotiation, and conversion rights on maturity. Watch this video to learn more.
Stock options and other equity awards have historically been a common feature of the compensation packages offered by many startup companies to their employees and consultants. Yet many companies are often unaware of the pitfalls of the relevant security laws. This article provides guidance on common security law challenges faced by startup founders.
While investment has traditionally been concerned with optimizing financial returns, modern day choices also include the option for tremendous social and environmental benefit alongside profits. With a number of financing options available, the market is realizing that there's more than one advantage to impact investing. Learn more about the types of financing driving impact investing.
You have finally secured your first paying customer, and your personal credit cards are officially maxed out. You have even passed around the hat and asked employees to forgo salary for a few weeks to help make a major revenue milestone. On the positive side, your startup is experiencing rapid growth, and several angel investors believe in the future of your team. It is time to raise capital to expand your business; however, you are... Read more »
MoFo partner Tim Harris explains what distinguishes a follow-on round from an initial round of financing, including the relationship between Series A and Series B investors in a follow-on round and how these relationships inform future series of investors. Watch this video to learn more.