• Capital Structure For Start-Ups: Part 2

    By: Robert Hawn As a business lawyer in the Silicon Valley area of California, I find that one of the most important issues founders of a high tech start-up company have to consider is its ownership, or capital structure. As you grow your company, it is important to understand your percentage ownership of the company. […]

  • New California Law Allows Finders To Help With Start-up Financing

    By: Robert Hawn In representing start-up companies in Silicon Valley I have found that one of the biggest challenges facing founders is raising early stage capital. Emerging growth companies often do not have the necessary relationships that can lead to investment funding. To find these relationships, the company may retain a finder. A finder is […]

  • Funding Your New Company

    As business lawyers dealing with start-ups in Silicon Valley, we often meet founders with great ideas but without a fundamental understanding of how their company can raise funding for their new business. Start-up companies and small businesses hoping to expand are considered high-risk businesses. It can be difficult for entrepreneurs to turn their ideas into […]