Preparing for Funding Ep2: Founders Agreements
February 26, 2018 | By Vela Wood
Office Hours is a podcast hosted by Vela Wood venture attorneys Kevin Vela and Aaron Terwey covering general issues related to small businesses and startups. Preparing For Funding is a series of Office Hours episodes about getting your company’s legal house in order before taking on funding.
In this episode, we discuss the difference between vesting and reverse vesting, confidentiality agreements and assignment of intellectual property, restricted stock and 83(b) elections, ROFR, and Class F founders stock.
- Everyone Should Vest
- How Founder “Vesting” Really Works
- VDR Ch.16: Legal Things Every Entrepreneur Should Know (more on 83(b) elections)
- VDR Ch. 4, Part 2: Economic Terms of the Term Sheet (more on RSPAs)
- Who’s Your GoDaddy? (Company Domain Name Ownership)
- Hiring A Developer? Get It In Writing And Signed First.
- Independent Contractor Agreements Don’t Mean Anything
You can find definitions and explanations of terms used in this podcast on our site, VentureGlossary.com.
- 4 Years with a 1-Year Cliff
- 83(b) Election
- Accelerated Vesting
- Capital Gains
- Change in Control
- Class F Common Stock
- Fair Market Value
- Founders Stock
- Independent Contractor
- Issued Shares
- Non-Compete Agreement
- Solicitation Agreement
- Option Plan
- Ordinary Income Tax
- Par Value
- Preferred Stock
- Repurchase Option
- Restricted Stock
- Restricted Stock Purchase Agreement (RSPA)
- Reverse Vesting
- Right of First Refusal (ROFR)
- Vesting Schedule
- Voting Rights
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