Equity incentive plans can be complicated. This article highlights initial considerations founders should think about as they evaluate the adoption of an equity compensation program.
Month: June 2017
Tips for Startups to Avoid Running Afoul of Securities Laws
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.
Social Enterprise – the Use of Corporate Forms to Promote Impact
If you’ve built a social enterprise, you now have many corporate forms to choose from. This article explains what corporate forms, new and existing, are available to maximize the impact of a social enterprise.
UK Social Venture Structuring Guide
Our London team, along with Thomson Reuters Foundation and UnLtd, created an interactive guide for UK-based social entrepreneurs to help determine the best legal structure for their social venture.
To “B” or Not to “B”
What is a “B Corp” and should your company pursue “B Corp” certification? This overview describes “B Corporations” and when a company should become B Certified.
Types of Financing Driving Impact Investing
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.
Breaking the American Market: How to Flip into the US
Considering moving your startup from Europe to the United States? Read about why “flipping” into a U.S. corporate legal structure could be the best option for your business.
Ten Key Legal Issues to Consider when Moving From the UK to the US
Businesses based in the UK can face numerous regulatory and legal complexities as they seek to enter the U.S. market. Our London team describes 10 key legal issues for UK-based startups to consider when moving stateside.
The Code-based Fund: The Future of Crowdsourced Startup Funding
This article explain the Decentralized Autonomous Organization which has emerged as a potential new source of funding for startups and acts as a bridge between crowdfunding and venture financing.
It’s Okay to Venture Away: Alternative Financing Structures for Startups
Early-stage businesses have multiple choices when it comes to fundraising. Learn about a few current alternatives to institutional venture capital funding.