StartupProgram.com Academy Now Included With New Brex Accounts

When founding a company, it’s all too easy to get personal finances and your startup’s accounts co-mingled. And that’s a bad thing for a number of reasons, including that it makes it difficult to track your company’s spending and can cause huge headaches come tax time.  To help solve this problem, StartupProgram.com has partnered with Brex, one of the leading financial services companies for startups, to empower entrepreneurs with startup-focused financial tools for their early stage companies. A Brex cash management account with corporate card provides detailed spending reports, offers free wire transfers, integrates with third-party accounting and expense reporting services, and much more.    And when you open a Brex cash management account and corporate card, StartupProgram.com will give you one year of access to StartupProgram.com Academy at no charge. This combination of the right financial tools and the knowledge you need to make good financial decisions can greatly improve your startup’s chances of success.  The Complete Startup Education to Prepare for Venture Capital The free one-year enrollment in StartupProgram.com Academy includes all three lecture series – Venture Economics 101, Venture Law 101 and the Startup User’s Guide – as well as all three StartupProgram.com cap tables. Additionally, you’ll have … Read more

Why Should I Choose to Form as a Delaware C Corporation if I’m Forming a Startup?

As of 2019, more than 1.5 million business entities have been formed in Delaware – that’s more than 1.5  businesses per resident of the U.S.’s second-smallest state. 

The reason is not that Delawareans are extremely entrepreneurial citizens, of course. Rather, Delaware is the legal home for businesses operating throughout the United States, with nearly 68% of Fortune 500 companies choosing it as their legal starting point, due solely to Delaware’s favorable corporate laws. 

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What is an Angel Investor?

For decades on Broadway, well-to-do patrons of theater would reach into their own pockets to back shows or talent they liked, giving productions a shot at success instead of facing failure even before opening night.  These rich theater patrons were called “angels,” and, in a 1978 paper on funding of entrepreneurs, University of New Hampshire professor William Wetzel broadened the term to describe investors willing to invest their own money into entrepreneurial companies.  Angel Investors and Modern Startups In the world of startup companies, an angel is an early investor who can help bridge the gap between “friends and family” funding and a Series A funding with venture capitalists. While venture capitalists manage funds pooled from numerous investors, an angel is usually an individual who invests his or her own money. Sometimes, groups of angel investors work together on investment deals. An angel investor may want to work with startups for more than monetary reasons.  For example, an angel may be a retired executive who wants to stay involved in her industry, or a former entrepreneur who hopes to help out a new generation of startup founders.  Angels usually invest during seed rounds, and in amounts much smaller than venture … Read more

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