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Understanding Intellectual Property: Copyright

Seedcamp has teamed up with JAG Shaw Baker (a technology focused law firm based in London) to produce a series of short articles highlighting some of the key intellectual property (IP) issues that affect startups. By underlining some of the common issues and providing practical advice, this Understanding Intellectual Property series will touch upon the protection of […]

Understanding Intellectual Property: Trade Mark Rights

Seedcamp has teamed up with JAG Shaw Baker (a technology focused law firm based in London) to produce a series of short articles highlighting some of the key intellectual property (IP) issues that affect startups. By underlining some of the common issues and providing practical advice, this Understanding Intellectual Property series will touch upon the protection of […]

Understanding Intellectual Property: Ownership

Seedcamp has teamed up with JAG Shaw Baker (a technology focused law firm based in London) to produce a series of short articles highlighting some of the key intellectual property (IP) issues that affect startups. By underlining some of the common issues and providing practical advice, this Understanding Intellectual Property series will touch upon the protection of […]

Advisor Agreement updated October 2014

With the help of JAG Shaw Baker we’ve updated the Advisor Agreement template available at Seedsummit.org (where you can find a collection of free startup-friendly legal documents). This template has been been tailored to meet the specific needs of early stage, high growth companies and reflects the current market standard. It includes the following provisions; Appointment terms Time commitment Role and duties […]

Model Equity Calculator for Founders with Option Pool Expansion

SeedCamp’s hackathon, Seedhack, took place at Google Campus, London, on the 8th to 10th of November. It brought together some of the brightest talent in the startup community from 15 countries with one of the best accelerator programs in the world and mashed it up with awesome content providers like Twitter, Facebook, BSkyB, BBC, Getty, […]

The Basics, Pros & Cons, Points to Consider, and The Modelling of Convertible Notes

Written by Carlos Eduardo Espinal [@cee] & Special thanks to Dale Huxford from Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP for edits and additional legal review. UPDATED (Nov 11, 2013) – Notes added on: Conversion Triggers section & attached Cap Table in folder updated to v2 to fix some bugs. The “Convertible Note” gets lots of attention in […]

In Which Country Should I Incorporate My Company?

In Which Country Should I Incorporate My Company? by Carlos Eduardo Espinal @cee An important decision that companies often ask when starting a company outside of the USA is ‘where should I incorporate?’. The reason why this question comes up is often because there are a series of benefits pulling founders in different directions and many times […]

Managing the Legal Process in an Early Stage Startup

Managing the Legal Process in an Early Stage Startup by Carlos Eduardo Espinal  @cee One of the most time consuming things founders have to do other than raise money is deal with all the legal paperwork pre and post termsheet that fundraising typically generates. Not only can the legal process be time consuming, but also it […]

Seedcamp Recommended Reading

This is a constantly updated collection of books suggested by panelists at Mini Seedcamps and Seedcamp Week…   Inspiration: M ADLER – Behind The Cloud D SENOR – Start-up Nation J COLLINS – Built To Last   Innovation: S G BLANK – The Four Steps to the Epiphany S JOHNSON – Where Good Ideas Come […]