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Founder friendly stock alternatives I: keeping control and super-voting common stock

Many founders worry about keeping control of their startups as their companies grow. As a company takes on new investment, the founders will typically lose control of the company’s board of directors and voting control of the overall company. Because the board can fire a founder and is the gatekeeper to other major milestones in the … Continue Reading

Coming in hot – the art of the belly landing

In the vast space between the early collapses and the IPOs or monster strategic exits lie many heroic smaller exits – belly landings. Our colleague Jay Coogan provides tips for founders to consider so that even if your company does not have a huge exit, everybody can walk away with their dignity, their reputation and hopefully some … Continue Reading
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