Emerging companies looking to raise capital from outside investors most commonly do so via one of three different structures: preferred stock, convertible debt, or other convertible instruments. Learn the differences of each structure to carefully evaluate which is best for your business.
In August 2017, the Monetary Authority of Singapore ("MAS") provided its most direct guidance yet on how it intends to treat "token offerings."
This article discusses the U.S. federal income tax consequences to employees (and other service providers, including directors, consultants and other advisers) who receive compensation in the form of tokens.
With the German venture capital market almost doubling in 2017, it is worth looking at what makes Germany an attractive market.
Token offerings, also known as “initial token offerings,” “token launches,” “token sales,” “initial coin offerings,” or “ICOs,” represent a new capital-raising method being explored by many emerging companies; venture, hedge, and private equity funds; large and well-established corporations; and others hoping to raise significant amounts of money quickly and from a broad base of potential participants. This article describes guidance issued by the SEC on this emerging investment tool.
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.
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.
Early-stage businesses have multiple choices when it comes to fundraising. Learn about a few current alternatives to institutional venture capital funding.
While venture capital firms are still the most active investors in the startup community, more and more large corporations are investing in early stage startups through separate investment divisions. This guide explains the process of taking funding from a strategic investor.