NoviceNoLonger Podcast

Check out Matthew’s recent podcast at: http://novicenolonger.com/entitys-warm-blanket-with-matthew-moisan/

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Fiduciary Duty – Recent decision

New York Court grants summary judgment removing a general partner from a partnership due to his flagrant breach of his fiduciary duty to the entity (See Cohen v. Stanley Cohen,

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Kickstarter Fraud; Washington State files consumer protection suit

State regulators have started to notice Kickstarter. Specifically, the attorney general of the state of Washington brought suit against a company and its owner who used Kickstarter to raise funds,

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Crowdfinancing – Statistics Part II

The top 5 States by capital committed (during the time period of September 2013 through February 2014) are: 1. California 2. New York 3. Oklahoma 4. Texas 5. Florida The

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Option Strike Price – The Basics

The option strike price is the agreed upon price of the shares offered in an option. When a person chooses to exercise their right to an option they will pay

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Crowdfinancing – Statistics

According to a very interesting study published by Crowdnetic (http://www.crowdnetic.com/reports/feb-2014-report), there are approximately 2,500 private issuers publicly raising capital. Of these issuers, 32% are in the technology sector, and 43%

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Liquidation Preferences – The Basics

Typically a liquidation preference gives the venture capital (VC) investor a “first right” to a portion of the proceeds available to shareholders in the event of a liquidation or sale

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Stock Options – The Basics

An option is a privilege, sold by one party to another, which gives the buyer (the option holder) the right, but not the obligation, to buy or sell a stock

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Dilution – The Basics

Most successful founders and early owners of startups will experience dilution. Dilution is a reduction in a owner’s ownership percentage caused by the issuance of new stock. Dilution can also

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Employee Equity – The Basics

When people talk about being employed by a start-up company they often talk about “getting in on the ground floor.” In other words, one allure of employment at a start-up

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