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Understanding Intellectual Property Rights
While most people involved in the technology industry have some knowledge of intellectual property rights, the extent of this knowledge varies widely. Some will have heard of patents, copyrights and trade-marks, but have difficulty articulating the differences between them. Others may have a be... read more.
Vesting and Buyback Rights
There are few things that create more resentment than the departure of a founder after only a short time with the corporation, who retains all of his or her shares and thus gets a “free-ride” on the efforts of those who stay behind. For this reason, startups often institute a vesting s... read more.
The Anatomy of a Financing
Where a personal introduction is not possible, the investor’s preferred method of being contacted should be determined. In addition, attending local industry events where investors will be present (such as venture capital fairs) is a good way to introduce the business to potential investors o... read more.
From the Blog
On June 4 and 5, 2013 in Berlin, Ecosummit (ECO13) will gather a lineup of leading players in the international and German cleantech scene and bring together cleantech startups, investors and corporate players to accelerate innovation from company foundation to mass market in the areas of wind, solar, energy efficiency, water and e-mobility....
In every industry, capital is the fuel of business start-ups, continuity and expansion. Without it, the Canadian economy cannot grow and prosper. This year’s CVCA conference will feature the role our industry plays to stimulate business with the “alternative” energy of venture capital and private equity. Leading industry experts will address the most current topics of strategic importance to capital providers, those seeking investment capital and all categories of service providers who facilitate this investment industry. Fittingly, this year's conference setting is Alberta, the energy capital of Canada....
With anti-corruption enforcement intensifying around the world, companies (particularly those operating in regions where corrupt practices are widespread) are implementing and reviewing anti-corruption programs to ensure compliance with various anti-corruption laws (for example the FCPA (US), CFPOA (Canada) and the UK Bribery Act 2010 (UK)). Whether large or small, public or private, every company can benefit from implementing an anti-corruption compliance program. ...