Posts Tagged ‘founder vesting’

4 Deadly Legal Mistakes That Startups Make

by Scott Edward Walker on September 28th, 2011


This post was originally part of the “Ask the Attorney” series I am writing for VentureBeat (one of my favorite websites for entrepreneurs).  Below is a longer, more comprehensive version.


The Biggest Legal Mistakes That Startups Make – Part 2

by Scott Edward Walker on May 27th, 2011

Below is a video of the presentation I made a few weeks ago at CoLoft in Santa Monica (referred to in the tech community as “Silicon Beach”); it is part 2 of 2 of “The Biggest Legal Mistakes That Startups Make.”  You can watch part 1 here.  I hope you enjoy it.  Cheers, Scott


Walker Twitter Highlights: January 3rd – 9th

by Scott Edward Walker on January 10th, 2010

For those of you who missed this week’s Twitter updates, below you’ll find highlights of our top tweets.  If you would like to see all of our tweets (or if you would like to receive an RSS feed of them), you can do so here.

If you have any questions or comments with respect to any of the tweets below, please contact us through the comments section of this post.  Many thanks, Scott


Founder Vesting: Five Tips For Entrepreneurs

by Scott Edward Walker on September 10th, 2009

There have been several relatively recent blog posts with respect to the issue of founder vesting, including (i) two posts by Chris Dixon, a smart angel investor and co-founder of Hunch, here and here; and (ii) a post by Mark Suster, a successful entrepreneur turned VC (and another smart guy), here.  There are also a number of solid older posts addressing this issue, including (i) Venture Hack’s post here and (ii) Brad Feld’s post here.  The purpose of this post is three-fold: (i) to weigh-in from the legal side; (ii) to try to pull the foregoing posts together in an organized manner; and (iii) thereby to provide five practical tips to entrepreneurs in connection with founder vesting.   (more…)