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Why are Entrepreneurs Choosing Search Funds?

Why are Entrepreneurs Choosing Search Funds?
Posted on Mon, 5 September 2022 by ian williams

Originating in the early 1980s, search funds are an investment vehicle in which one or more individuals raise money from individual investors to identify, acquire, and scale a private company.

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The Inflation Reduction Act will provide crucial upgrades to IRS services and personnel

The Inflation Reduction Act will provide crucial upgrades to IRS services and personnel
Posted on Sun, 28 August 2022 by scott orn

The recent Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 has earmarked nearly $80 billion to address the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS’s) funding shortage, and the cash will be phased in over the next 10 years.

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What are VC Fund Reserves?

What are VC Fund Reserves?
Posted on Sun, 21 August 2022 by scott orn

This is an important topic as more VC-backed startups return to their investors to ask for more money. The markets have been tough.

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Structured Term Sheets in Late-Stage Venture Capital

Structured Term Sheets in Late-Stage Venture Capital
Posted on Mon, 15 August 2022 by scott orn

Highly structured term sheets - this is a type of venture investing that went away during the boom times, but now that the funding marketing is cooling, it’s back. 

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What is the Minimum Angel Check to Get Pro-Rata Rights

What is the Minimum Angel Check to Get Pro-Rata Rights
Posted on Sun, 7 August 2022 by scott orn

Sometimes, founders will just give everyone who participates in the early rounds pro-rata rights.

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This is how you should choose VCs in a tough market

This is how you should choose VCs in a tough market
Posted on Sun, 31 July 2022 by scott orn

Over the last year, it’s been a ferocious capital market for startups, with great valuations and good access to capital.

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Startup Financial Planning

Startup Financial Planning
Posted on Mon, 25 July 2022 by scott orn

With the VC market in turmoil, and the strong possibility of a tech recession around the corner, it’s a great time to get your startup’s financial plan together or reforcasted.

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What is a POA notification?

What is a POA notification?
Posted on Sun, 24 July 2022 by vanessa kruze

POA (power of attorney) notifications are sent out from taxing authorities, like states or the federal government, when they receive POA authorizations.

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How to Raise Venture Capital from Existing Investors Right Now

How to Raise Venture Capital from Existing Investors Right Now
Posted on Sun, 17 July 2022 by scott orn

It’s been a tough stock market and venture market recently for startup tech companies. Since the market has corrected, capital is becoming precious again.

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How to Rebalance Ownership Between Founders

How to Rebalance Ownership Between Founders
Posted on Sun, 10 July 2022 by scott orn

Before we get into the how, let’s start with why you may want to rebalance ownership between founders.

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What is a Co-Employer Relationship?

What is a Co-Employer Relationship?
Posted on Mon, 4 July 2022 by scott orn

The co-employer relationship occurs when a company uses a professional employer organization or PEO.

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Top 10 Venture Capital Pitch Decks

Top 10 Venture Capital Pitch Decks
Posted on Fri, 1 July 2022 by healy jones

We’ve helped clients raise over $6 billion in VC funding - here are some of the best pitch deck templates on the internet right now.

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Fraudulent & Misleading California Statement of Information Solicitations

Fraudulent & Misleading California Statement of Information Solicitations
Posted on Sun, 26 June 2022 by scott orn

The latest scam targeting startups is fraudulent (or misleading) California Statement of Information requests. 

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What are Your VC’s Return Expectations Depending on the Stage of Investment?

What are Your VC’s Return Expectations Depending on the Stage of Investment?
Posted on Thu, 23 June 2022 by scott orn

It is incredibly important that startup founders know what their VCs are going for so that they can be aligned and make smart decisions.

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Why does a startup pay more in Social Security Tax early in the year?

Why does a startup pay more in Social Security Tax early in the year?
Posted on Sun, 19 June 2022 by scott orn

There’s a good reason startups pay more in social security taxes, including payroll taxes, earlier in the year than they do later in the year. 

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