40 episodes

Office Hours is a podcast hosted by two corporate attorneys, covering general issues related to small businesses and startups.

Office Hours with Vela Wood Vela Wood

    • Entrepreneurship
    • 5.0, 11 Ratings

Office Hours is a podcast hosted by two corporate attorneys, covering general issues related to small businesses and startups.

    Insider’s Guide to Finance

    Insider’s Guide to Finance

    Kevin was interviewed by The Insider's Guide to Finance podcast about properly navigating your company through the stages of financing. You can see the original post here:

    https://creativereturn.ca/the-fine-print-of-raising-capital-with-kevin-vela-ep-30/

    • 46 min
    Preparing for Funding Ep7: Seed Round

    Preparing for Funding Ep7: Seed Round

    In this episode, we discuss what constitutes a seed round in Dallas and contrast the three potential structures of a seed round - equity, convertible note, and a SAFE.

    See "Episode Website" for show notes.

    • 24 min
    Preparing for Funding Ep6: Accelerators/Incubators

    Preparing for Funding Ep6: Accelerators/Incubators

    In this episode, we discuss why we're not big fans of accelerators, the types of accelerators we do think provide value and are worth participating in, and the clauses to watch out for in an accelerator's program participation agreement.



    See "Episode Website" for show notes.

    • 14 min
    Preparing for Funding Ep5: Initial Sophisticated Investors

    Preparing for Funding Ep5: Initial Sophisticated Investors

    In this episode, we discuss qualifications for accredited investors, how to find angel investors, how angel syndicates work, which metrics you need to know for a pitch meeting, and how to respond to getting a "no." 



    See "Episode Website" for show notes.

    • 17 min
    Preparing for Funding Ep4: Pitch Decks

    Preparing for Funding Ep4: Pitch Decks

    In this episode, we discuss what makes a great pitch deck, the best uses of an appendix, how to get warm introductions to investors, and restrictions on general solicitations.



    See "Episode Website" for show notes.

    • 21 min
    Preparing for Funding Ep3: Friends & Family Funding

    Preparing for Funding Ep3: Friends & Family Funding

    In this episode, we discuss how to mitigate the risks of Friends & Family funding, which include disproportionate valuations, violating SEC and state securities laws, and messy cap tables.



    See "Episode Website" for show notes.

    • 17 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

whereisit23 ,

Essential for anybody starting a business

Plain English walk through on the legal-side of starting a business. Helps to listen to right before speaking with attorneys and forming entity.

juanalfonsoramos ,

StartupED

Easy to understand startup concepts, great resource!

Joy Peace Hope ,

Intelligible and Helpful!

They explain concepts in a way that I, as a newbie to the venture world, can actually understand! And their anecdotes of clients' experiences are truly valuable.

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