This is an article of mine published on June 15, 2018, by CEO Refresher magazine. It is on the funding of early stage companies by venture capital groups or angel investor groups. Among the questions discussed in the article, are the following:
or on my website at https://www.executiveemploymentattorney.com/how-to-fund-your-company/
If your company is seeking investment or needs to negotiate the terms of investment and needs advice or legal representation, please do give me a call or shoot me an email at email@example.com.
From Founder-CEO to CTO or CSO: Key Protections in Succession Planning when you face the Founder’s Dilemma
Last week, on March 27, 2019, CEOWorld magazine published an article I wrote on “From Founder-CEO to CTO or CSO: Key Protections in Succession Planning When You Face the Founder’s Dilemma” The magazine advised me that I can use “Featured in the CEOWORLD magazine” and the CEOWORLD “Logo” on my website.
This article is designed for founder or co-founder CEOs of successful companies in the innovation economy who may be asked and even pressured by VCs to let a “professional” CEO take your place at the helm to scale the company to the next level, with you to then step aside to fall back to take a CTO or CSO position in what had been your company.
This article discusses how and why this situation called the “Founder’s Dilemma” occurs, and then goes on to offer advice to the founder CEO who will transition to the CTO or CSO role. My article suggests key Founder protections including:
My article also discusses protections for the founder CEO and the company in choice of your Board, choice of investors and the founder taking a big role in selection of your successor CEO and transition.
To see my full CEOWorld magazine. article, go to LINK: https://ceoworld.biz/2019/03/27/from-founder-ceo-to-cto-or-cso-key-protections-in-succession-planning-when-you-face-the-founders-dilemma/
Or on my website at
With more than 12.4+ million-page views, CEOWORLD magazine is the world’s leading business magazine written strictly for CEOs, CFOs, CIOs, senior management executives, business leaders, and high net worth individuals worldwide.
It is my hope that this article will be helpful to Founder CEOs who have successfully launched their companies, taken in VC or angel investment and now face the Founder-CEO dilemma as investors push for a “professional CEO” to take your place at the helm as the successor CEO to lead the company in the scale up and to the liquidity event the investors seek. If you or any colleague of yours has a need in this area, please do reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
On April 24, 2018, CEOWorld magazine published an article I wrote on “Becoming CEO of a Startup – Key Employment Contract, Equity Terms and Other Considerations.” The magazine advised me that I can use “Featured in the CEOWOLRD magazine” and “Logo” on your website.
This article was designed for CEOs and other C-Suite, VPs or other senior executives who have achieved a level of success and who are tempted to leave an established company to take on the challenge of leading a startup, either a well-funded startup on the ground floor or an up and coming startup to the next level.
My article discusses key employment contract and equity terms, including
The article also suggests other important considerations to include in due diligence and employment contract terms including shared vision, representations as to current financial position and other representations the executive is relying upon to take the position.
To see my full CEOWorld magazine. article, go to LINK: http://ceoworld.biz/2018/04/24/becoming-ceo-of-a-startup-key-employment-contract-and-equity-terms-and-other-considerations/
or my website at https://www.executiveemploymentattorney.com/articles-section/becoming-ceo-of-a-startup-key-employment-contract-and-equity-terms-and-other-considerations/
With more than 12.4+ million page views, CEOWORLD magazine is the world’s leading business magazine written strictly for CEOs, CFOs, CIOs, senior management executives, business leaders, and high net worth individuals worldwide.
It is my hope that this article will be helpful to CEOs and other senior executives who are considering joining a funded startup company, whether at the ground floor or in the scale-up stage. If you or any colleague of yours has a need in this area, please do reach out to me at email@example.com.