Certificate of Incorporation

The Certificate of Incorporation is a legal document that establishes a corporation as a legal entity and contains basic rules for governance of the corporation.

Incorporation Package (Delaware)

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PBC Incorporation Package (Delaware)

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Authorized Shares

The number of authorized shares is the maximum number of shares the corporation is permitted to issue, and is set forth in the certificate of incorporation.

NVCA Financing Documents

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Series Seed Equity Financing Package

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Organizational Meeting

The organizational meeting is an initial meeting in which the basic organizational formalities of the corporation are determined.

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors of a company are the people elected by the stockholders to be responsible for the management of the company.


Formal rules adopted by a corporation that establish how it will be governed.

How to Handle Changes on Your Board of Directors Blog Post

Departing Directors Board members tend to stay with companies for a relatively long time, but, like employees, sometimes it makes sense for a board member to leave.  Here is what I…