Non-US Startup Guides: US Establishment and Early Stage Finance

This blog is a bit of a cheat, but I have now written so many of these weekly blogs on Linkedin that companies are finding it a little difficult to find the ones that interest them.

LinkedIn doesn’t lend itself to organizing blogs, so I decided to create the subject index below. I’ll update this periodically.

So here are the topic areas. If there are related topics that I haven’t covered that would be of interest, just let me know. I can’t promise to cover them, but I’ll certainly consider it.

Startup and Scale-up Financing and Development

Startup Proof-of-Concept is not a Dirty Word:

How (and why) to find the right co-founders:

Your “screwed-up” startup capital structure may doom your business

How should you value your startup or scale-up’s early equity rounds?

Should Your Startup or Scale-up Have an Advisory Board?:

Is Your Startup or Scale-up Partnership with an Incumbent Doomed to Fail?:

Startup and Scale-up Pitching — 5 Errors that Kill the Pitch:

From startup to scale-up: key challenges:

When founders fall out — prevention and treatment:

Startup founders ask: how much should we raise?

Why startups (and, I think, investors) should like Advance Subscription Agreements:

Funding from Business Angels — What Startup Founders Should Know:

Can we build cross-border angel investment in Europe?:

How to Find the Right Early Stage VC Investors — 5 Tips:

Why Early Stage Startups Fail — Top Ten Reasons

Pitch Decks: 7 Ways to Improve:

Seed Stage Startup Financing — Three Avoidable Pitfalls:

Startup Executive Summaries — Six Tips for …Investor Introds:

Equity Crowdfunding — Four Questions You Should Ask:

What Use is an Accelerator?:

Four Early Stage Mistakes You Won’t Make Twice:

Ten Funding Fallacies:

Engaging with Corporate Venture and Innovation Units:

Get Ready for VC Funding:

How and Where to Find Your VC:

Fixing Your Capital Structure for VC Investment:

Five Tips for Managing Early-Stage Legal Costs:

Choosing Startup Professional Advisers:

British Airways Meltdown — Startup Lessons:

Founders Pledge — What’s in it for Tech Entrepreneurs:

Can Corporate Incumbents Innovate with Startups without Killing Them:

Make it Easier for Large Corporates to do Business with your B2B Startup:

Mentors and Startups — 5 Rules of the Road:

UK and European Tech

US Angels Can Fly Cross Border:

Can European Angels Fly Cross-Border?:

Not the New Silicon Valley:

Berlin vs London after Brexit — . . . European Emerging Tech:

Brexit — Opportunities for US Investors and UK Tech Companies:

London and New York — Building the Fintech Nexus:

Brexit Threat to UK Tech Recruitment:

Can We Fix the UK Healthtech Funding Gap?:

US and UK: can we really afford to lose immigrant talent:

International Expansion

Why startups and scale-ups fail internationally — top 3 reasons:

Scaling up internationally — 12 key considerations:

Cross-Border Expansion — Six Ways to Avoid Disaster:

Angel Investors and Advisory Board Members — Int’l Expansion:

Preparing for US or Other International Expansion:

Why US startups should come to the UK:

5 Surprises for US startups coming to Europe:

Why US Scale-ups Fail in Europe:

US Establishment, Expansion and Development

US Corporate and Tax — Structuring and Governance

Why US and Foreign Emerging Companies Should Fear US Sales Tax:

Setting up your Delaware corporation — traps for unwary founders:

Should your non-US startup flip to Delaware — the latest:

To Flip or Not to Flip? Further Reflections on the “Delaware Flip”:

Protect Your Limited Liability!:

Avoiding the US Sales Tax Trap:

Tax Compliance — Top Ten Challenges…After US Expansion:

Stripe Atlas: Learning to Drive the US Ferrari:

Shareholders Liable for Unpaid Compensation in New York:

US Employee and Contractor Matters

Wrong Recruitment Questions Can Get You into Big Trouble:

Ensure Your US Employees are Entitled to Work …E-Verify …:

Six Common US Recruitment Mistakes of Non-US Companies:

How to Manage Out Non-Performing US Employees:

US Employee Non-Competes — Not So Simple Anymore:

The Mechanics — Hiring Your First US Employees:

Beware — Are Your US Contractors Really Contractors?:

Finding & Managing People–Top Ten Challenges …:

How to Make Your UK Equity Plans Work in the US:

Trump Kills Entrepreneur Visa — UK/Euro Founders Shouldn’t Worry:

US Financing

Early Stage Funding–What UK Founders Should Expect in US:

Pitching to US VC’s:

Securing Investment–Top Ten Challenges…After US Expansion:

Choosing a US VC:

When Should a European Startup Seek US VC?:

US Regulatory

How to Cope with US Regulation and Tax:

Regulatory Innovation in Fintech — Can the US Catch Up?:

US Commercial, IP and Litigation

Six Steps to Protect Your US Brand:

Selling to US Corporates — A Guide to the Perplexed:

Litigation Risk — Top Ten Challenges … After US Expansion:

Contracting & IP — Top Ten Challenges … After US Expansion:

US — General

The Trump Factor — “Should I Come or Should I Go”:

Top Ten Tips — Getting Ready for the US:

Yes, really! Governments Can Help You Expand to the US:

Expanding to the US — Where Should We Go?:

US Expansion — Setting Up the Right Way:

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This discussion is not intended to provide legal advice, and no legal or business decision should be based on its contents. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to contact or via LinkedIn here.

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Mentoring tech startups on corp-startup collaboration, US establishment/internationalization and funding. All views are my own.