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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.
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.
From the Blog
If you’ve determined that your new venture is going to require outside investment, there are a number of things you can do to make your company more attractive to investors....
Canada’s new anti-spam law targets more than just spam. CASL also targets malware, and it has a very broad reach. CASL prohibits installing a “computer program” – including an app, software, or other executable data – on a computer system (computer, device, network) unless the program is installed with consent and complies with disclosure requirements. The provisions in CASL related to the installation of computer programs are in force as of January 15, 2015...
All Canadian businesses that are incorporated whether federally or provincially must complete an extra-provincial registration if they “carry on business” in a province other than the jurisdiction of incorporation. This means that even if your business is incorporated federally, it must be registered in the provinces in which it is considered to carry on business....