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: http://bit.ly/StartupPoCTrialAgr

How (and why) to find the right co-founders: http://bit.ly/RightCofounders

Your “screwed-up” startup capital structure may doom your business http://bit.ly/UninvestableStartups

How should you value your startup or scale-up’s early equity rounds?http://bit.ly/ValuingStartupScaleup

Should Your Startup or Scale-up Have an Advisory Board?: http://bit.ly/AdvisorsandAdvisoryBoards

Is Your Startup or Scale-up Partnership with an Incumbent Doomed to Fail?: http://bit.ly/DoomedPartnerships

Startup and Scale-up Pitching — 5 Errors that Kill the Pitch: http://bit.ly/Badpitchingkills

From startup to scale-up: key challenges: http://bit.ly/ScaleupChallenges

When founders fall out — prevention and treatment: http://bit.ly/WhenFoundersFallOut

Startup founders ask: how much should we raise? http://bit.ly/HowMuchInvestment

Why startups (and, I think, investors) should like Advance Subscription Agreements: http://bit.ly/AdvanceSubscriptionAgreements

Funding from Business Angels — What Startup Founders Should Know: http://bit.ly/FundingfromAngelInvestors

Can we build cross-border angel investment in Europe?: http://bit.ly/CrossborderAngelInvestment

How to Find the Right Early Stage VC Investors — 5 Tips: http://bit.ly/TargetingEarlyStageVCs

Why Early Stage Startups Fail — Top Ten Reasons http://bit.ly/WhyEarlyStageStartupsFail

Pitch Decks: 7 Ways to Improve: http://bit.ly/PitchDeckTips

Seed Stage Startup Financing — Three Avoidable Pitfalls: http://bit.ly/2p3Z6pZ

Startup Executive Summaries — Six Tips for …Investor Introds: http://bit.ly/StartupExecSummaries

Equity Crowdfunding — Four Questions You Should Ask: http://bit.ly/2pNJbuH

What Use is an Accelerator?: http://bit.ly/2pNYq9c

Four Early Stage Mistakes You Won’t Make Twice: http://bit.ly/EarlyStageMistakes

Ten Funding Fallacies: http://bit.ly/TenFundingFallacies

Engaging with Corporate Venture and Innovation Units: http://bit.ly/2kvLIbK

Get Ready for VC Funding: http://bit.ly/2qzTXYv

How and Where to Find Your VC: http://bit.ly/2pO5ToL

Fixing Your Capital Structure for VC Investment: http://bit.ly/2pdCuA9

Five Tips for Managing Early-Stage Legal Costs: http://bit.ly/2pdhQAk

Choosing Startup Professional Advisers: http://bit.ly/StartupProfAdvisors

British Airways Meltdown — Startup Lessons: http://bit.ly/BritishAirwaysMeltdown

Founders Pledge — What’s in it for Tech Entrepreneurs: http://bit.ly/WhyFoundersPledge

Can Corporate Incumbents Innovate with Startups without Killing Them: http://bit.ly/IncumbentsandStartups

Make it Easier for Large Corporates to do Business with your B2B Startup: http://bit.ly/ReducingLargeCustomerRisk

Mentors and Startups — 5 Rules of the Road: http://bit.ly/MentorsandFounders

UK and European Tech

US Angels Can Fly Cross Border: http://bit.ly/USAngelsCrossBorder

Can European Angels Fly Cross-Border?: http://bit.ly/AngelsCrossBorder

Not the New Silicon Valley: http://bit.ly/NoNewSiliconValley

Berlin vs London after Brexit — . . . European Emerging Tech: http://bit.ly/2pgQCtl

Brexit — Opportunities for US Investors and UK Tech Companies: http://bit.ly/2qHXhOr

London and New York — Building the Fintech Nexus: http://bit.ly/2qM0f3k

Brexit Threat to UK Tech Recruitment: http://bit.ly/Brexitdamagestechrecruitment

Can We Fix the UK Healthtech Funding Gap?: http://bit.ly/UKHealthtechFundingGap

US and UK: can we really afford to lose immigrant talent: http://bit.ly/ImmigrantTalent

International Expansion

Why startups and scale-ups fail internationally — top 3 reasons: http://bit.ly/PathstoIntlFailure

Scaling up internationally — 12 key considerations: http://bit.ly/InternationalScaleup

Cross-Border Expansion — Six Ways to Avoid Disaster: http://bit.ly/2nVFGkB

Angel Investors and Advisory Board Members — Int’l Expansion: http://bit.ly/2pgWym6

Preparing for US or Other International Expansion: http://bit.ly/2pdrx1x

Why US startups should come to the UK: http://bit.ly/CometotheUK

5 Surprises for US startups coming to Europe: http://bit.ly/EuropeSurprises

Why US Scale-ups Fail in Europe: http://bit.ly/WhyEuroExpansionsFail

US Establishment, Expansion and Development

US Corporate and Tax — Structuring and Governance

Why US and Foreign Emerging Companies Should Fear US Sales Tax: http://bit.ly/USSalesTaxDangers

Setting up your Delaware corporation — traps for unwary founders: http://bit.ly/DelawareIncErrors

Should your non-US startup flip to Delaware — the latest: http://bit.ly/DelawareFlipUpdate

To Flip or Not to Flip? Further Reflections on the “Delaware Flip”: http://bit.ly/DelawareFlipIssues

Protect Your Limited Liability!: http://bit.ly/2pdpLNS

Avoiding the US Sales Tax Trap: http://bit.ly/2ph7iB5

Tax Compliance — Top Ten Challenges…After US Expansion: http://bit.ly/2pIgxNh

Stripe Atlas: Learning to Drive the US Ferrari: http://bit.ly/2qAfJLy

Shareholders Liable for Unpaid Compensation in New York: http://bit.ly/NYUnpaidEmployeeComp

US Employee and Contractor Matters

Wrong Recruitment Questions Can Get You into Big Trouble: http://bit.ly/WrongRecruitmentQuestions

Ensure Your US Employees are Entitled to Work …E-Verify …: http://bit.ly/2pdtY4c

Six Common US Recruitment Mistakes of Non-US Companies: http://bit.ly/2pOaOpJ

How to Manage Out Non-Performing US Employees: http://bit.ly/2q6ZcPw

US Employee Non-Competes — Not So Simple Anymore: http://bit.ly/2pO4WNb

The Mechanics — Hiring Your First US Employees: http://bit.ly/2qLMeTo

Beware — Are Your US Contractors Really Contractors?: http://bit.ly/2ph1cAl

Finding & Managing People–Top Ten Challenges …: http://bit.ly/2p4xbb4

How to Make Your UK Equity Plans Work in the US: http://bit.ly/2pdwsQ5

Trump Kills Entrepreneur Visa — UK/Euro Founders Shouldn’t Worry: http://bit.ly/TrumpkillsEntrepreneurVisa

US Financing

Early Stage Funding–What UK Founders Should Expect in US: http://bit.ly/2pNYWUA

Pitching to US VC’s: http://bit.ly/2q75LRQ

Securing Investment–Top Ten Challenges…After US Expansion: http://bit.ly/2p4wXAA

Choosing a US VC: http://bit.ly/2q73kPr

When Should a European Startup Seek US VC?: http://bit.ly/2qM4rAs

US Regulatory

How to Cope with US Regulation and Tax: http://bit.ly/2qAcmUY

Regulatory Innovation in Fintech — Can the US Catch Up?: http://bit.ly/2pdztja

US Commercial, IP and Litigation

Six Steps to Protect Your US Brand: http://bit.ly/6BrandProtection

Selling to US Corporates — A Guide to the Perplexed: http://bit.ly/2pNXGRm

Litigation Risk — Top Ten Challenges … After US Expansion: http://bit.ly/2qAkpku

Contracting & IP — Top Ten Challenges … After US Expansion: http://bit.ly/2phfroS

US — General

The Trump Factor — “Should I Come or Should I Go”: http://bit.ly/2pdDDI4

Top Ten Tips — Getting Ready for the US: http://bit.ly/2qAgtjY

Yes, really! Governments Can Help You Expand to the US: http://bit.ly/2q7ll03

Expanding to the US — Where Should We Go?: http://bit.ly/2pIk6Tz

US Expansion — Setting Up the Right Way: http://bit.ly/2pOlwwe

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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 robert.mollen@friedfrank.com or via LinkedIn here.

You will find Bob’s other weekly blogs for emerging and growth companies on US issues, international expansion and early stage financing here: http://bit.ly/2lP5uMP

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