Category Archives: startup basics

E659: Founder Institute CEO Adeo Ressi shares lessons from running his global startup powerhouse, characteristics of successful founders, funding strategies & hardships

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WSGR Startup Basics: When should I sell or shut down my company?

watch listen share FacebookTwitteremail comment sponsored by Support the show by thanking our sponsor, Wilson Sonsini on Twitter: http://ctt.ec/4x2Af about this episode It can be the most emotional and difficult decision you make as a founder. You've worked so hard to get here -- but things change. Whether it's going gangbusters and purchase offers are piling [...]

WSGR Startup Basics: How to save money running your startup ?

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WSGR Startup Basics: What should investors and founders expect from each other?

watch listen share FacebookTwitteremail comment sponsored by Support the show by thanking our sponsor, Wilson Sonsini on Twitter: http://ctt.ec/4x2Af about this episode Investors and founders begin their relationship with the best intentions, to build something meaningful in the world. But the road can get rocky, and miscommunications abound. So be straight from the very start. In [...]

WSGR Startup Basics: How to protect your intellectual property

watch listen share FacebookTwitteremail comment sponsored by Support the show by thanking our sponsor, Wilson Sonsini on Twitter: http://ctt.ec/4x2Af about this episode In this “Startup Basics,” Jason sits down with special guests, WSGR attorneys Rachel Proffitt and Todd Carpenter, who give us in-depth advice on the legal aspects of getting your startup off the ground. In [...]

WSGR Startup Basics: Knowing when to pivot

watch listen share FacebookTwitteremail comment sponsored by about this episode This episode of Startup Basics will handle one of the most difficult decisions you'll make as an entrepreneur. At some point the going will most definitely get tough -- but when do you persevere and when do you pivot?? Jason shows us some surefire signals [...]

WSGR Startup Basics: How to negotiate a term sheet

watch listen share FacebookTwitteremail comment about this episode In this "Startup Basics," Jason sits down with special guests, WSGR attorneys Rachel Proffitt and Todd Carpenter, who give us in-depth advice on the legal aspects of getting your startup off the ground. In this episode Todd and Rachel address the following critical question: How do I [...]

WSGR Startup Basics: Should I incorporate as an LLC, S-, or C-corp?

watch listen share FacebookTwitteremail comment about this episode In this "Startup Basics," Jason sits down with special guests, WSGR attorneys Rachel Proffitt and Todd Carpenter, who give us in-depth advice on the legal aspects of getting your startup off the ground. In this episode Todd and Rachel address the following critical question: If I'm starting [...]

WSGR Startup Basics: How to get press

You want press for your product, right? It makes you feel good. It can bring customers and drive investment. But you must navigate these waters carefully, for email blasts and spam services will get you exactly nowhere. You need a goal, a plan, a presence, and a relationship. Want details? Then watch Jason lay it […]