Silicon Valley Review S4, Ep4: Assigning IP, Vesting Schedules & Spending Investor Money
May 21, 2017 | By Vela Wood
Silicon Valley Review is a podcast hosted by Kevin and Aaron. Through the years, our firm has represented hundreds of startups and small businesses around the world, and we’re excited to pass along our experience. In this podcast, we review each episode of HBO’s Silicon Valley series and discuss how it applies to your startup and the real venture world as a whole.
In this episode, Kevin and Aaron review Season 4, Episode 4: 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.
- a16z by Marc Andreessen and Ben Horowitz
- Both Sides of the Table by Mark Suster
- Fortune Term Sheet by Erin Griffith
- PitchBook Newsletter
- Venture Deals: Be Smarter Than Your Lawyer and Venture Capitalist by Brad Feld
- See more resources on our Startups Page
See definitions and examples of venture terms used in this episode of the show and/or podcast:
- 4 Years with a 1 Year Cliff
- Acceleration Clause
- Double Trigger Acceleration
- Fiduciary Duty
- Invention Assignment
- Liquidation Preference
- Participating Preferred Stock
- Vesting Schedule
- You’ve got a great business, now prepare to get sued (Blossom Street Ventures)
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