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In this discussion between Patrick Henry, CEO of QuestFusion, and Jeremy Glaser, partner and co-head of the Emerging Company and Venture Capital practice at Mintz Levin, we discuss the seven step process of creating a fundable startup found in Mr. Henry's book, PLAN COMMIT WIN: 90 Days to Creating a Fundable Startup.
Jeremy Glaser and Patrick Henry discuss the importance of managing expectations on a board of directors. In addition to no surprises, provide transparency to your board. Under-commit and over-deliver.
Jeremy Glaser and Patrick Henry discuss the importance of managing expectations on a board of directors. A key point is no surprises. Discuss key positives and negatives with board members prior to the board meeting. Use your lead director or board chairman to help you.
Jeremy Glaser and Patrick Henry discuss the key role that the CEO must play on the board of directors to improve decision making and show leadership.
Jeremy Glaser and Patrick Henry discuss the importance of building a strong team of mentors, advisors, and employees to accomplish key goals for your startup. Management matters in the success or failure of a startup. It isn't just about the idea.
Jeremy Glaser and Patrick Henry discuss the fear that some founders have about losing control of their companies to outside investors and the importance of board composition, transparency, and performance.
Jeremy Glaser and Patrick Henry discuss the importance of team dynamics on a board of directors. You must engage board members to get the benefits.
Jeremy Glaser and Patrick Henry discuss the importance of treating board seats as very valuable assets.
Jeremy Glaser and Patrick Henry discuss some key considerations, other than cash, in selecting investors for your startup.
See Mintz Levin's Dan DeWolf and Sam Effron speak at Columbia Tech Ventures about Convertible Notes for Startups in this video.
Watch Jeremy Glaser discuss how term sheets change the entire balance of power and negotiations. Find out why your singular focus should be on getting a term sheet, whatever its terms.
Watch Jeremy Glaser discuss how building a team with various skills is a recipe for success.
Watch Marc Andreessen, Ron Conway, and Parker Conrad discuss how startups can raise money.
In the video, Jen Rubin discusses the types and terms of various employment agreements and why they are important both to startup businesses and the entrepreneurs and executives that run them.
Mike Van Loy, an Intellectual Property Member at Mintz Levin, discusses intellectual property strategies, the latest developments in patent law, and specific IP strategies for startups.
In this video, Jeremy Glaser discusses the corporate structures available to your startup company, and the pros and cons of each. We also touch on the benefits of incorporating in Delaware, especially if you plan on raising institutional rounds of financing.
This interview discusses the key elements of various forms of NDAs. Investors typically will not sign NDA. Is this an issue? Find out!
What is my company worth? What should I tell the investors my valuation is for the next round of financing? The easy answer is that your valuation is what the market says it is and don’t tell investors anything!
Bill Whelan describes the proactive approach VCs are taking in making investments.
Jeremy Glaser, Co-chair of Mintz Levin's Venture Capital & Emerging Companies Practice, discusses the shift to angel investors in initial financing rounds as venture capital funds move toward later-stage funding.
Enacted in June 2015, Regulation A+ allows private companies in Canada and the United States to raise money through general solicitation. Pamela Greene, a Member of Mintz Levin's Corporate & Securities Practice, explains the benefits of a Reg A+ offering over an IPO.
Steven Gulotta, Managing Member of Mintz Levin's New York Office, discusses the importance of advance planning in the sale of privately held companies.