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Should I ask potential investors to sign an NDA before pitching my idea?

A startup, like any new business, is inherently risky, and you’ll want the venture to be as financially and legally secure as possible. But more than that, it’s kind of your baby. It’s...

What legal documents are required to connect an inventor with an investor?

Startups depend upon funding, so preparing the right documents can help you obtain the funding you need. Due Diligence No matter what stage or type of funding is at hand, the biggest thing...

Role of the Board of Directors: To Protect the Investors

Many early stage companies are directed by a unanimous shareholder agreement, under which the shareholders take control away from the board and make all decisions by requiring a unanimous vote of the ...

Entering Into a Term Sheet is Hard Enough, Getting Out of One Can be Even Harder

As a company entering into a possible investment, when accepting an investor term sheet, consider the provisions relating to termination of that term sheet.  There’s nothing worse than being stuck ...

When Fundraising, “Know” Your “Accredited Investor”

When raising money in Ontario or Canada for your startup company, you fall under the scrutiny of the rules of the Securities Act and related National Instruments that set the rules on the nature and t...
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