Getting your ducks in a row: How to ensure your startup is ready for investment
About Orrick Quick Overview BEIJING BERLIN DÜSSELDORF FRANKFURT HONG KONG LONDON LOS ANGELES MILAN MOSCOW NEW YORK ORANGE ...
About Orrick Representative Clients <ul><li>Select emerging companies we represent include: </li></ul>
About Orrick Representative Clients <ul><li>Select Eastern European companies we represent include: </li></ul>
Legal Structure <ul><ul><li>WHAT? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What type of entity will the Investors invest into? </li>...
Employment <ul><ul><li>EMPLOYEES </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CONTRACTORS  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>INTERNS </li></ul></ul...
Intellectual Property <ul><ul><li>OWNERSHIP </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>ASSIGN/TRANSFER? </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><...
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  1. 1. Getting your ducks in a row: How to ensure your startup is ready for investment
  2. 2. About Orrick Quick Overview BEIJING BERLIN DÜSSELDORF FRANKFURT HONG KONG LONDON LOS ANGELES MILAN MOSCOW NEW YORK ORANGE COUNTY PACIFIC NORTHWEST PARIS ROME SACRAMENTO SAN FRANCISCO SHANGHAI SILICON VALLEY TAIPEI TOKYO WASHINGTON, D.C. www.orrick.com   <ul><li>One of the world’s largest and best-regarded law firms </li></ul><ul><ul><li>More than 1,100 lawyers in 21 locations in 8 countries across 3 continents </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The American Lawyer’s “A-List” of the most elite law firms in the U.S. ranked Orrick 7th </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Focus on emerging companies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>More than 800 emerging company clients </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More than 110 lawyers in the Silicon Valley office, including founding members of Venture Law Group </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. About Orrick Representative Clients <ul><li>Select emerging companies we represent include: </li></ul>
  4. 4. About Orrick Representative Clients <ul><li>Select Eastern European companies we represent include: </li></ul>
  5. 5. Legal Structure <ul><ul><li>WHAT? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What type of entity will the Investors invest into? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>WHERE? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Where will the Company be incorporated? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>WHO? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Who are the shareholders? </li></ul></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Employment <ul><ul><li>EMPLOYEES </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CONTRACTORS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>INTERNS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>DIRECTORS </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Intellectual Property <ul><ul><li>OWNERSHIP </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>ASSIGN/TRANSFER? </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Employees vs. Contractors </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>REGISTER? </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Register Patents and/or Trademarks? </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
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