Avoiding Intellectual Property Litigation

Posted by on Oct 30, 2008 in Intellectual Property, Legal Concerns | No Comments

Intellectual property litigation can be the death knell of a startup.  Not only is the litigation costly, it distracts the company founders from operating and growing the business, and  it makes it a lot it harder (if not impossible) to raise capital.  If the litigation turns out really badly, an injunction can be issued that […]

Raising Angel Capital in the Current Economic Climate

Posted by on Oct 21, 2008 in Fundraising, General | No Comments

The current economic crisis which we are facing is having a major impact on business everywhere. As one might expect, it is also having a significant impact on funding of early stage companies. Earlier this month, Sequoia Capital communicated the seriousness of the situation with their portfolio companies (http://tinyurl.com/3sqrgy). The presentation started with a slide […]