Kyle Hulten

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iVLG | Blog | Why Corporations Are Best Option for Tech Startups

Generally, tech startups that hope to scale and become the next Amazon or Twitter are going to seek capital from angel investors and venture …

iVLG News Roundup Week 9 2014: Bitcoin Under Fire as Mt. Gox Implodes; Candy Trademark Abandoned; Personal Service Startups Take Center Stage

Bitcoin Processor Mt. Gox Implodes<p>The bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox imploded this week after the company failed to make it through the theft of …

Who is liable, me or the business? Agency liability issues your business should know

The term “acting on behalf of“ is often used when signing documents for a business transaction and when talking about liability for the actions of …

iVLG | Blog | SEC Provides M&A Brokers No-Action Letter Relief

The SEC recently issued a no-action letter that provides relief for mergers and acquisitions brokers from certain federal registration requirements. …

How to Prepare for Your First Board Meeting

You can run a company--but a board meeting? You're probably not prepared for that.<p>Like most entrepreneurs, you know how to attract investors, develop a product, and bring it to market.<p>But you probably have no clue how to conduct your first board meeting.<p>That's why I talked to Matthew Prince and …

How VC's Get to "Yes"

At least a few times a week, I get asked “are we too early to be raising money” by an entrepreneur. This might be in the context of a company trying …

5 Keys To Effective Entrepreneurial Team Mentoring

I’ve always wondered why every executive meeting has to be one hour in length, or longer. That’s probably a tenth of your day spent on one issue. It …

iVLG | Blog | What is a security and why is it important?

When a company sells stock to raise money, the stock is called a “security.” But “security” is not just another word for stock. The term “security” …

iVLG | Blog | SEC Guidance on Rule 506(b) and Rule 506(c)

Last Thursday, the SEC issued Compliance and Disclosure Interpretations (C&DIs) related to securities offerings under Rule 506. Specifically, the …

How I Lost My $50,000 Twitter Username

A story of how PayPal and GoDaddy allowed the attack and caused me to lose my $50,000 Twitter username.<p>My $50,000 Twitter Username Was Stolen Thanks …

The Rules of Inclusion

Scathing Yelp Review Could Cost Woman $750K

It’s the one-star review that could end up costing one woman as much as $750,000.<p>This morning, jurors are hearing testimony from Christopher Dietz, a …

The Six Things That Make Stories Go Viral Will Amaze, and Maybe Infuriate, You

When Jonah Berger was a graduate student at Stanford, in the early aughts, he would make a habit of reading page A2 of the <i>Wall Street Journal</i>, which included a list of the five most-read and the five most-shared articles of the day. “I’d go down to the library and surreptitiously cut out that …

Don’t Glorify Startup Failure

Yesterday I wrote a quick post about founder failure and how difficult it can be to recover from that.<p><b>Startup failure is a fact of startups. If you</b> …

The SEC Revamps Regulation A with Proposed Regulation A+

<b>Introduction</b><p>The Securities & Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) proposed significant revisions to Regulation A on December 18, 2013, as mandated by …

Creating a Culture of Unconditional Love

During my first decade working in the Buenos Aires office of Egon Zehnder in the late 1990s, our Argentine executive search practice soared, recording the highest per capita financial performance in the whole firm for five consecutive years. But we all know what happened in 2001. By the end of the …

Top 4 Traits VC's Desire In Startup Founders

Having a great, defensible business idea in a scalable market is only part of the puzzle to attracting venture capital. A more important part is having a backable management team that can pull off the execution of the plan. Below are the top 4 traits VC’s desire in their startup founders:<p><b>1. Domain</b> …

Why The Haters are Wrong About Growth Hacking

There’s an article making the rounds in tech circles titled “Growth Hacking is Bull” written by Muhammad Saleem. I’d like to make the case that the …

10 Startup Founders Share The Best Advice They Ever Received

When you're thinking about starting a company or first in the entrepreneurial trenches, any nugget of advice you can get from someone who's been …

iVLG | Blog | Y Combinator’s New Security Seeks to Improve on Traditional Startup Financing Instruments

Y Combinator, a previous proponent of convertible debt, has unveiled a new type of investment security – the “simple agreement for future equity.” …

Mike Moyer: The Right Way to Dole Out Equity to New Recruits

It’s hard enough to find the right talent for your bootstrapped startup. But it’s even harder when you can’t afford to pay a competitive salary. Many entrepreneurs think that offering equity in lieu of cash is the right approach—and it is, but how much is fair?<p>Equity is the next best thing to cash …

The Four Stages of Disruption

If we're so aware of disruption, then why do successful products (or companies) keep getting disrupted?<p>Innovation and disruption are the hallmarks of the technology world, and hardly a moment passes when we are not thinking, doing, or talking about these topics. While I was speaking with some …

iVLG | Blog | WA Case HIghlights Importance of State Tax Compliance

A recent court of appeals case highlighted what happens if you don’t pay your business and occupation tax (B&O tax) to the state of Washington. In</i> …

How to Find, Assess, and Hire the Modern Marketer

As a marketing leader, your new normal doesn’t necessarily look entirely like traditional “marketing”. The field of marketing has embraced a significant amount of change, and right at the heart of that change is a new era of data (and big data) and analytics—and a new type of marketer has emerged. …

Venture-backed companies generated $56.5B in exits in 2013 (thanks to IPOs)

A mystique of massive wins and epic mistakes surrounds venture capital.<p>Amid the jaw-dropping nine figure deals, breathless IPOs, quiet failures, and headline-grabbing acquisitions, the research firm Pitchbook came out with some hard data about venture capital activity and trends in 2013.<p>All in all, …

Why Startups Hire Their Own Lawyers

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Daniel Doktori works in the emerging companies practice at WilmerHale in New York City and is the co-founder of the Harvard Law Entrepreneurship Project. Follow him on Twitter @ddoktori.</i><p>Airbnb challenged local hotel zoning laws, Uber took on taxi licensing requirements, and Pinterest …