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Office Hours with Vela Wood

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Office Hours is a podcast hosted by two corporate attorneys, covering general issues related to small businesses and startups.

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Office Hours is a podcast hosted by two corporate attorneys, covering general issues related to small businesses and startups.

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Essential for anybody starting a business

By whereisit23 - Feb 11 2020
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Plain English walk through on the legal-side of starting a business. Helps to listen to right before speaking with attorneys and forming entity.

StartupED

By juanalfonsoramos - Sep 15 2017
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Easy to understand startup concepts, great resource!

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11 Ratings
Average Ratings
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Essential for anybody starting a business

By whereisit23 - Feb 11 2020
Read more
Plain English walk through on the legal-side of starting a business. Helps to listen to right before speaking with attorneys and forming entity.

StartupED

By juanalfonsoramos - Sep 15 2017
Read more
Easy to understand startup concepts, great resource!
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Office Hours with Vela Wood

Latest release on Jan 16, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: Preparing for Funding Ep2: Founders Agreements

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Office Hours is our podcast 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.

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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.

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Feb 26 2018

25mins

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Rank #2: Preparing for Funding Ep1: Incorporation

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Office Hours is our podcast 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.

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In this episode, we discuss why your company’s legal matters, lifestyle businesses v. venture-backed businesses, whether you should form your entity as a corporation or LLC, implications of the new tax code, and the filing requirements for entity formation.

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Feb 19 2018

26mins

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Rank #3: VDR Ch. 5: Control Terms of the Term Sheet

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In this episode, we discuss which activities a company's board of directors must approve, how long a company should keep control of its board, the difference between a board member and board observer, and negotiating a threshold for protective provisions.

Aug 07 2017

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Rank #4: Venture Deals Review Ch. 1: The Players

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In this episode, we discuss the non-monetary value your VC should provide, issues with Friends and Family financing, how the angel investor ecosystem has evolved, and how paying advisors success fees can violate SEC laws. Note: We recommend listening VDR Ch.16 first, before VDR Ch.1

Jul 11 2017

34mins

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Rank #5: Preparing for Funding Ep3: Friends & Family Funding

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Office Hours is our podcast 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.

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In this episode, we discuss how to mitigate the risks of Friends & Family funding, which include disproportionate valuations, violating SEC and state securities laws, and messy cap tables.

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Mar 06 2018

17mins

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Rank #6: VDR Ch. 6, Part 2: Other Terms of the Term Sheet

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In this episode, we discuss restriction on sales, assigning confidential information to the company, tag along rights, no-shop agreements, and indemnification clauses.

Aug 28 2017

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Rank #7: Term Sheets 101: Convertible Debt v. Equity (Part 1)

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If you're a startup looking to raise capital, here is some of the basic language you need to know.

Aug 29 2016

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Rank #8: VDR Ch. 2: How to Raise Money

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In this episode, we discuss how to determine how much money to raise, how to prepare a pitch deck, whether or not you need a PPM, four key roles of a lead investor, and first practical steps after deciding to raise money.

Jul 18 2017

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Rank #9: Terminating Employees – The Do’s And Don’ts

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In this episode, we discuss the do's and don'ts of terminating employees. A must listen for any small business owner or startup.

Feb 05 2015

17mins

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Rank #10: VDR Ch. 8: Convertible Debt

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In this episode, we discuss the pros and cons of using convertible debt from both an investor and company perspective, the three different scenarios that will cause a conversion, and when you should and shouldn't use KISS or SAFE agreements.

Sep 11 2017

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Rank #11: Starting A New Business? Here’s What They Haven’t Told You (Part 1)

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The first 5 of 10 things we've learned about starting a new business.

Jun 28 2014

13mins

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Rank #12: VDR Ch. 4, Part 2: Economic Terms of the Term Sheet

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In this episode, we discuss why venture-backed startups must vest their equity, why you shouldn't give employees Restricted Stock Purchase Agreements, how to get VCs to agree to a smaller option pool, and the difference between full ratchet anti-dilution and weighted-average anti-dilution.

Aug 01 2017

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Rank #13: VDR Ch. 7: The Cap Table

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In this episode, we discuss best uses of cap tables, online cap table management platforms, and how VCs and companies each approach calculating price per share.

Sep 05 2017

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Rank #14: Starting A New Business? Here’s What They Haven’t Told You (Part 2)

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The last 5 of 10 things we’ve learned about starting a new business.

Jul 03 2014

15mins

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Rank #15: VDR Ch. 3: Overview of the Term Sheets

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In this episode, we discuss who is responsible for providing the term sheet, which parts of a term sheet are binding, the different types of term sheets, and what should be included in a term sheet.

Jul 24 2017

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