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Silicon Valley Review S4, Ep32: Assigning IP, Vesting Schedules & Spending Investor Money
May 21, 2017  |  By Vela Wood

In this episode, Kevin and Aaron review Season 4, Episode 32: Team Building Exercise and discuss assigning intellectual property to the company, contribution agreements v. license agreements, getting sued, typical vesting schedules, and spending controls for investors’ money. Read More

VW Startup Lifecycle Infographic
May 11, 2017  |  By Vela Wood

Welcome to VW’s Startup Lifecycle Infographic! The purpose of this infographic is to help you identify where your startup is, or what should be happening at different stages. We’ll walk you through the five stages a startup goes through – … Read More

Silicon Valley Review S4, Ep31: Types of Investors, Seed Funding & Collaborative VCs
May 9, 2017  |  By Vela Wood

In this episode, Kevin (Aaron is away attending a wedding in South Korea…supposedly) reviews Season 4, Episode 31: Intellectual Property and discusses the types of investors you will encounter in each stage of raising capital, how realistic a VC’s $200,000 seed investment really is, and the collaborative nature of VCs in Dallas. Read More

Silicon Valley Review S4, Ep30: Cocky CEOs, Ex Co-Founders & Terms of Service
May 5, 2017  |  By Vela Wood

In this episode, Kevin and Aaron review Season 4, Episode 30: Terms of Service and discuss how CEOs should handle the spotlight, navigating relationships with ex co-founders, and terms of service and policy agreements. Read More

Silicon Valley Review S4, Ep29: Recapitalization, Founder’s Syndrome & The Unruly Board Member
May 2, 2017  |  By Vela Wood

In this episode, Kevin and Aaron discuss when you can change company ownership, the important of product v. growth, board composition, and more. Read More

VW Venture Deals Year in Review 2016
April 28, 2017  |  By Kevin Vela

In December of 2015, we released a three-year audit of early stage venture deals facilitated by VW and felt that the data was an indicator of early-stage financing trends and the good health of the venture industry in DFW. We’ve just … Read More

Protecting Your Intellectual Property
April 25, 2017  |  By Vela Wood

Protecting your intellectual property is a critical issue for every small business owner, whether you’re a technology startup, building a services business, or launching a new restaurant concept. Kevin spoke to a group of small business owners at a Dallas … Read More

Saying Goodbye to Portugal
March 31, 2017  |  By Nic O'Brien

Notably, this adventure has made me a better person. With manufactured societal restraints stripped away, I’ve been able to become friends with people I often wouldn’t and understand sides of them I never could have imagined. Read More

Week 3 in Portugal: Exploring the “City that Works”
March 23, 2017  |  By Nic O'Brien

As an industrial town, Porto is proud of its blue-collar tradition—indeed, residents refer to it as the “City that Works,” as opposed to the flashy, apparently not-working city of Lisbon. But, with the lush GlobeKick facilities at the LX Factory left behind in Lisbon, my work for the first time grew unexpectedly difficult. Read More

The Road Forward – Week 2 Working in Portugal
March 16, 2017  |  By Nic O'Brien

My great opportunity was not to just remotely work in Lisbon; the importance of GlobeKick is growth through travel, not travel to one city. Thus, I decided I needed to be more intentional about my trip. Exploring. Experiencing culture. Expanding and adventuring in every direction. I need to move beyond the Lisbon metropolitan area. Read More

Nic’s First Week Working in Lisbon, Portugal
March 9, 2017  |  By Nic O'Brien

Lisbon is beautiful. From the picturesque graffiti street murals to the 17th century mosaic tiled streets, a touch of modern is entwined with the city’s aging architecture. Including, the LX Factory. The LX Factory is the co-working space in Lisbon … Read More

Como Pode Ajudá-Lo Hoje? How May I Help You Today?
March 3, 2017  |  By Nic O'Brien

Understanding the many benefits of travel and work-life balance, Vela Wood decided to team up with GlobeKick to allow Vela Wood employees to participate in GlobeKick’s offerings. When Rad offered me the opportunity to attend a GlobeKick experience in Lisbon, Portugal, I couldn’t refuse. Read More

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