VDR Ch. 16: Legal Things Every Entrepreneur Should Know
November 22, 2017 | 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. Venture Deals Review is a series of Office Hours episodes discussing the book Venture Deals: Be Smarter Than Your Lawyer and Venture Capitalist by Brad Feld and Jason Mendelson.
In this episode, Kevin and Aaron review Chapter 16: “Legal Things Every Entrepreneur Should Know ” and discuss wage claims, entity types, accredited v. non-accredited investors, 83(b) elections, and 409A valuations.
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- Do I really owe Delaware $75,000? Explaining Delaware Franchise Tax Calculations
- Why You Need to Consider Blue Sky Laws Before Conducting a Capital Raise
- Choosing the Right Entity
- The Delaware C-Corp Myth
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You can find definitions and examples of terms found in the book and this podcast in our Venture Glossary.
- 409A Valuation
- 83(b) Election
- Accredited Investor
- Blue Sky Laws
- Capital Gains
- Exercise Price
- Fair Market Value
- Liquidation Preference
- Option Pool
- Ordinary Income Tax
- Participating Preferred
- Pro Forma
- Repurchase Option
- Restricted Stock Purchase Agreement (RSPA)
- Reverse Vesting
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