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Regulation D: What Is It?
Regulation D is the most common method that startups use to raise money from investors without being required to register with the SEC. Using a Regulation D offering, businesses raise money faster by selling equity or debt securities while avoiding the complicated filing process and avoiding the cost of a public offering.
Regulation D contains three rules allowing exemption status:
“Seed capital” exemption: p
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Registering a Company: What Is It?
Registering a company means taking the steps necessary to both form an entity for your business in a state and obtain the permits and licenses needed to operate the business.
Each step in registering a business requires that you consider your options, complete and file the necessary forms and then pay the filing and registration fees. Unless your business structure, ownership and activities are simple, you will need the advice of an accountant and a lawyer to register a company.
Steps for Registering a Company
1. Choose and Reserve a Company Name
You’ll need to choose a name for your company after searching the state’s database of names used by companies formed in the state and companies formed in other states that have qualified to do business there. To avoid confusion, state laws prohibit two co
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What Is a Condition Subsequent?
A condition subsequent (CS) is an exit clause from an existing contract. The agreement between parties includes language that frees one of them from the deal. This happens when a conditional outcome occurs. A CS relieves a party of all obligations.
What's the Purpose of a Condition Subsequent?
Think of a condition subsequent as an escape clause. It ends a party's contractual obligation. In contracts, all involved parties have certain responsibilities. The CS gives one party the ability to walk away from the promise to perform a duty.
A CS is a kind of insurance for one or more parties. It makes sure that one of the groups in the contract can leave when certain conditions are met.
Think of a contract as a series of promises. Everyone who signs the agreement must keep their promises. Sometimes, a situation
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Reverse Vesting: What Is It?
Reverse vesting occurs when a company's co-founder receives his or her shares and ownership interest upfront. This exchange is subject to vesting similar to employee stock options. If the co-founder leaves, the company may repurchase a set amount of those shares.
The founder already owns all the shares with reverse vesting and may be forced to sell a specific percentage of them for no profit if the complete vesting period hasn't been finished. Reverse vesting is a term used to define a specific situation where an independent contractor or an employee gets stock that's subject for the company to repurchase at-cost. The right to repurchase lapses the vesting period.
This is the opposite of a normal situation, where a provider for a service gets the right to buy stock or an option, but he or she can't use that right until the provider vests. Many investors and employees must earn shares by staying with the com
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The Delaware LLC Act governs the limited liability company structure in Delaware. The structure is essentially a hybrid of the best features of both corporations and partnerships and the owners are called “members.” If you incorporate under the Delaware LLC Act, you do not need to have an operating agreement, though you may have an agreement that governs some of the affairs of the limited liability company. Delaware has some of the strongest protections from liability for owners in the country, which is j