Delaware has a pretty sweet Name Availability Search Tool via their Division of Corporations. If your desired entity name isn’t available to reserve, then that name isn’t available for a new corporate entity filing in Delaware. If your startup name is available, you can reserve the name online for $75.
“We want to have 30% of the startup company at exit.” -Anonymous Startup Founders Occasionally, founders will plan out their startup’s lifespan to the point of pre-determining their final equity figure after all hires and investments have been made. Usually, a set of founders want to end up with a
I’ve always been skeptical of the “you have to be in the Valley” to be a successful startup. Well here’s some potential ammo for those of you being pressured into moving, whether from Dallas to Boston, or Rancho Cucamonga to the Valley: Non-local investments made by venture capital firms based
StartupNation released an “Odds of Success Calculator” so that entrepreneurs can “see if your business is prepared for success.” The calculator derives your odds of success based upon your answers to the following 8 questions: (1) About how much debt and equity capital has been provided to your business? (2)
A couple of weeks ago, I retweeted a Brad Feld post titled “Startup Cost Projections for First-Time Entrepreneurs.” The passage that interested me the most was: The biggest mistake first time entrepreneurs make is that they fall prey to the idea that they need to put together a five year
TechCrunch just posted some charts regarding the utter lack of venture-backed exits in 2008. In summary, 2008 saw 6 venture-backed IPOs (down 93% ) and 260 merger & acquisition deals (down 27%). And as you might expect, the prospects aren’t that great for 2009. So what does this mean for