When a startup raises a new round of capital at a lower price per share as a prior round, it is referred to as a “down round.” In this video, MoFo partner Tim Harris details why this might occur and explains the antidilution adjustments needed for previous investors.
A startup’s stock option plan is likely its greatest employee benefit, but also a dangerous source of potential finance, tax, and accounting problems. In this video, MoFo partner Tim Harris describes several key issues to consider when administering stock option plans to employees.
Partner John M. Rafferty offered insights into how entrepreneurs can take their startup to a scaleup in the Silicon Valley Business Journal question and answer feature “What founders need to ask their investors as they scale their companies.”
In this video, MoFo partner Tim Harris specifies several legal issues to recognize when a startup establishes a stock incentive plan.
MoFo partner Tim Harris explains the two typical angel investment structures (equity investments and convertible debt investments) and the differences between them. Watch this video to learn more.
Our team addresses the pros and cons of each of the most common ways to structure the sale of your business.
Your startup has a name. Now what? This article describes how your company should navigate common trademark issues.
LLC? C Corp? B Corp? PBC? L3C? The alphabet soup of terminology has created confusion over what corporate forms and certifications are, let alone what one should consider as an entrepreneur.
MoFo's Guide to Social Media and the Securities Laws summarizes how regulation has evolved in the face of the growing use of social media.
When a technology company board receives an acquisition offer from a Chinese buyer, several regulatory and practical closing issues should be carefully considered. This article sheds light on issues related to the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), Taiwan assets, and more.
MoFo partner Tim Harris describes three common intellectual property mistakes that startups make involving securing intellectual property titles, intention agreements, and proper licensing. Watch this video to learn more.
For companies considering converting to a form of benefit corporation, several factors should be carefully considered. This article details the many factors a social enterprise should examine before converting to a Delaware Public Benefit Corporation or California Social Purpose Corporation.
A recent Ninth Circuit case served as a wake-up call to website operators and other online service providers who rely on volunteers to curate content.
Concerns about the FinTech sector in the U.S. have grown in recent months as a result of some high-profile regulatory investigations and signs that the market has started to mature. This article details tips for international fintech companies considering a move to the U.S.
Startups should be mindful of common fundraising mistakes at the seed financing stage. This article provides several examples.
This article weighs the pros and cons of crowdfunding versus venture capital.
How does China view the U.S. as an investment market under the Trump administration? This article explains why investor interest remains high.