Service Provider

A service provider is an individual or entity that provides services to another party. The relationship is typically governed by a service agreement.

Option pool

An option pool is a number of shares of stock reserved for issuance to service providers of a company pursuant to options and other equity incentives.

ESG Checklist for Startups Blog Post

Developing an ESG (environmental, social and governance) focus across the business is a journey that a company can begin at any stage. This roadmap is intended as a guide for...

What LatAm Founders Need to Know About Flips Blog Post

Para leer este artículo en español, haga clic aquí When founders and entrepreneurs in Latin America start to prepare their Latam-based company to receive an investment from U.S.-based venture capital…

What is a Section 83(b) Election and Why Should You File One? Blog Post

Many founders come to us with questions about Section 83(b) elections. They have often heard in startup circles that they need to file these, but may not understand when it makes sense to do so or what problem the Section 83(b) election solves. This article seeks to clear up some of the confusion about Section 83(b) elections.

ISOs v. NSOs: What’s the Difference? Blog Post

When a company issues options to US employees, there are two types it can choose from: incentive stock options (ISOs), which qualify for special tax treatment under the United States Internal Revenue Code, and non-qualified stock options (NSOs), which do not.

What You Should Know About Warrants Blog Post

UK review by Ryan Naftulin If you’re negotiating for an equity financing, bridge financing, bank financing, venture debt, or a commercial transaction for your startup, you may be asked to…

Super Voting Stock: What is it and how can I get it? Blog Post

Very often founders raise the concern about protecting against dilution.  Specifically, they are concerned that, as they grow their business and issue stock to investors, employees, and advisors, their shares,…


Nonsolicitation is an agreement in which an employee or other party agrees to refrain from encouraging another party’s employees or customers to change their relationship with the other party in a way that would disadvantage the other party.