December 21, 2017

It’s a new year: time to update your copyright notice.  An updated copyright notice on your website shows you are paying attention.  It also shows you are protecting your content as you evolve.

Always use “©20XX [CLIENT NAME].  All Rights Reserved.” on your importa...

February 13, 2017

Use this chart to help determine which entity to use in forming a company.

July 26, 2016

The Founder Institute has developed a solid and simple form for quickly engaging advisors.  See more information here.

March 24, 2016

Congress has now made permanent the 100% exclusion of capital gains (up to $10 million) on Qualified Small Business Stock acquired after September 28, 2010.  Many Silicon Valley investors, including entrepreneurs and employees who hold founders stock and other equity i...

October 23, 2015

SAFEs and KISSes are both alternatives to traditional convertible notes.  SAFEs convert into equity at the next round of funding but are not debt.  KISSes can be equity or debt but are streamlined.  See the forms here: SAFE  KISS and nice comparison of variou...

October 20, 2015

 Do you have a company that you are ready to launch?  An invention or brilliant idea for a product or service that you want to take to market?  This handy guide will walk you through some of the most common pitfalls that startups encounter and teach you how to avoid th...

October 1, 2015



Early on, before the company’s valuation is too high, startups can give their employees a significant benefit by offering restricted stock rather than options.  Restricted stock is stock received 100% on day one that is subject to repurchase by the company.  The comp...

September 2, 2015


A SAFE (Simple Agreement for Future Equity) is an efficient way for a company to raise pre-venture capital equity financing.  As with convertible notes, SAFEs facilitate investment now while pushing off pricing until a future equity round of funding.  SAFEs can provid...

January 1, 2015


Delaware is the typical state of incorporation for companies looking for venture capital financing.  Dellenbach Venture Counsel offers fixed fee incorporation packages for ventures desiring to incorporate in the State of Delaware. 


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The following forms are publicy available for reference.  Please consult counsel before using them.


NVCA Venture Capital Documents

YCombinator Series AA 

Series Seed Documents 




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