Coding Boot Camps   So-called “coding boot camps” are a hot business idea these days. Companies that provide courses on coding serve an important social need, giving people the tools they need to get jobs in the digital economy. The programs vary greatly in duration and cost, and some use creative pricing models, like taking…

The goal of Cooley GO is to provide you with the guidance and resources you need to start and grow your business. Occasionally this will include content from trusted third parties. This article is based on a piece written by David Ehrenberg, CEO of Early Growth Financial Services. It highlights some important financial and accounting considerations for… Read more »

Welcome to Cooley GO.  We have created this for you. You want to get your company formed so you can start building. You want to understand the venture investing community so you can obtain the funding you need and get the best partners to help you grow your business. You are constantly recruiting.  You want to…

Our friends at First Round Capital recently posted an article based on an interview with Keith Callander with tips on how to find the best lawyer for your startup, which also touched on a number of legal necessities to act on from the outset. The article provides several helpful tips to spotting legal issues and how to go about finding a lawyer that’s right for you…. Read more »

Many thanks to Libby Hadzima Perkins for her assistance with this article. You and your co-founders have begun exploring a new business idea.  You plan to incorporate, build out a team and raise capital in the future. However, before incorporating you decide to divide ownership in the future company between the founders.  You and your… Read more »

All Delaware corporations have to pay an annual franchise tax to the state. If you’ve received a notice from the State of Delaware saying that your small startup owes tens of thousands of dollars in franchise tax, do not panic.  There are two different ways of calculating Delaware franchise taxes, and Delaware defaults to the… Read more »