48 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

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 19 Ratings

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

    Preparing for Funding Ep7: Seed Round – Recut

    Preparing for Funding Ep7: Seed Round – Recut

    In the final episode of this series, we discuss seed rounds, including the difference between convertible notes, SAFEs, and equity rounds, and how seed rounds have changed over the last 5 years.



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    • 30 min
    Office Hours with Anthony Cimino

    Office Hours with Anthony Cimino

    This episode of Office Hours features Anthony Cimino, Head of Policy & Regulatory Affairs at Carta, an online equity management platform. We discuss the status of several key public policy issues - including the Qualified Small Business Stock (QSBS) tax exclusion, the shifting definition of Accredited Investor, the Corporate Transparency Act, and electronic signatures and filings for 83(b) elections - and how the changes impact investor access, capital formation, and the ability of startups to raise capital.



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    • 40 min
    Preparing for Funding Ep6: Accelerators/Incubators – Recut

    Preparing for Funding Ep6: Accelerators/Incubators – Recut

    In this episode, we break down the differences between accelerators and incubators and discuss how to determine if an accelerator is a good fit for your company.



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    • 22 min
    Preparing for Funding Ep5: Initial Sophisticated Investors – Recut

    Preparing for Funding Ep5: Initial Sophisticated Investors – Recut

    In this episode, we discuss the difference between accredited, unaccredited, and sophisticated investors, and where to find them.



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    • 22 min
    Preparing for Funding Ep4: Pitch Decks – Recut

    Preparing for Funding Ep4: Pitch Decks – Recut

    In this episode, we discuss pitch decks, including what their purpose is (and isn't), how to structure an effective deck, and how to get them in front of potential investors.



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    • 22 min
    Preparing for Funding Ep3: Friends and Family Funding – Recut

    Preparing for Funding Ep3: Friends and Family Funding – Recut

    In this episode, we discuss how to structure a Friends & Family Round to avoid risks that affect later-stage financing rounds.



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    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 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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