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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.


There is no legal requirement for shareholders to enter into a shareholder agreement, and it is possible for a corporation to be governed only by the applicable corporation statute, together with its articles of incorporation and by-laws. However, most shareholders find that this “default” scenar... read more.

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