Insuring Startups Against Operational Risks : Starting Up & Right : Episode 10

Startups are built on risk, but there are steps a founder should take to insure against some forms of operational risk. Beau Freyermuth of HUB International joins to discuss basic insurance products and how they apply at different stages of a startup's growth.

International Startups in the U.S. : Starting Up & Right : Episode 09

Niyant Kumar, Founder & CEO of Fernway Solutions, joins the conversation to discuss the issues and considerations for non-US companies setting up to do business in the United States. From exit strategies, to fundraising, to tax optimization - there are many nuances to consider.

VC Tips for Fundraising and Effective Board Meetings : Starting Up & Right : Episode 08

Greg Ennis, VC & Managing Partner of Peninsula Ventures, stops by to discuss venture capital in the time of COVID, what founders need to raise funds; how pandemic lock-down has affected venture capital; and how to prepare, run, and effectively work with your Board.

Patents & IP Strategies for Startups : Starting Up & Right : Episode 07

Hogene Choi, Partner at Morrison & Foerster LLP, joins to discuss intellectual property strategies and patents for startups.

Starting Up & Right : Episode 06 : To PEO or Not to PEO?

PEO and startup benefits experts Ronald Bland (AEIS) and Bruce Jobson (Keating Consulting Group) join the conversation to discuss PEOs for startups; when they are a good fit, when they are not, and what goes into the decision.

Starting Up & Right: Episode 05: Deepak Gupta, Venture Capitalist, Blue Bear Ventures

Deepak Gupta, VC at Blue Bear Ventures, startup coach/mentor (500 Startups, Berkeley Haas Entrepreneurship Program), joins to discuss coaching startups, university-based entrepreneurship, and the new venture capital funds focused on commercializing student & faculty innovations.

Starting Up & Right: Episode 04: 409A Deep Dive

In this 2-part episode of Starting Up & Right, Zak Nugent, CEO of valuation firm Scalar, joins the conversation to talk in detail about 409As. The talk starts out as a general introduction to 409As and their purpose then digs in deeper to discuss details that startup founders need to consider as they price their common stock.

Starting Up & Right: Episode 03 - Intro to Employee Stock Options

Ryan explains the basics of stock options and what the employees that receive them need to know.

Starting Up & Right: Conversations with a Startup CFO - Episode 02 - Finance & Legal Collaboration

Startup attorney Mark White joins the conversation to discuss the frequent collaboration between finance and legal in a growing startup. Ryan and Mark discuss the benefits of strategic partnerships, giving examples of how they can go right, and how they can go wrong. They also discuss recent advances in cap-table management due to new platform technologies (such as Carta) and how these improvements have affected their roles with the cap-table. The result is just over 30 minutes of some specific and very helpful information.

Starting Up & Right: Conversations with a Startup CFO - Episode 01 - Deep Dive: The Financial Model

Ryan Keating and Trae Nickelson discuss the role and importance of a sound and active financial model in the creation and growth of successful startups.

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