Question: One of our founders (not the majority shareholder) has a wife who is partner at a law firm with great VC connections. We’re setting up as a C-corp, and the question is, would it be dangerous to let our partner’s wife’s firm handle our legal issues? On the one hand, they would definitely keep […]
Archives for February 2007
Month: February 2007
Today’s Great VC Post comes from Stu Phillips of Ridgelift Ventures. There have been plenty of useful posts in the past about the value of Saying No and it’s a meme that seems to go around the VC and entrepreneur blogs on a regular basis. Stu’s post – Getting to NO! – highlights how he thinks […]
Yesterday, I wrote a short post on the type of conferences I like. Dan Rua from Inflexion Partners in Florida just wrote a long summary of the 2007 Florida Venture Capital conference which is nice additional perspective on these types of conferences.
Question: How focused and exact should an early stage startup be in talking about the path their business will take? Does an approach of “We could take the business in X,Y or Z direction” have more or less appeal than “We are focused on doing exactly X and targeting consumers of Y and Z demographic.” […]
I’ve been slow answering your questions recently (Jason has been much more diligent, but then you’d expect that since he’s an ex-lawyer.) My backlog is now 50 questions, but I’m not daunted by that at all – really. Today’s question is “Which industry events are a must attend, if any?” I generally dislike conferences, so […]
Question: For an entrepreneur, when should a lawyer be introduced into the conversation when dealing with Angels and / or VCs? Our Take: This depends a on whom your lawyer is and also who you are. From your question, my assumption would be that you aren’t perfectly comfortable with how your lawyer will “play” in […]