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Fundraising to Protect IP

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IP Protection can be something very important for a startup but it can also be a very expensive thing to do and do right. Some tech startups consider raising money primarily for filing patents and other intellectual property protections while others think it might be a good idea to raise money from angels or venture capitalists specifically to protect the IP they’ve created.

In this short episode of InvestStream, I share a few thoughts on whether it’s a good idea or not to try to raise money from angels or VCs primarily (or solely) for the purpose of filing patents, trademarks, litigation or financing other forms of intellectual property protection.

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Why should founders update [all of] their investors regularly?

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VCs and angel investors take risks when they invest money into a startup. Most VCs (but not all) get access to updates through “information rights”, at least until a certain point in time. However, angels don’t always have a legal right to updates about how a company is doing.

On this episode of InvestStream, the founders or Workomo and PaperStreet are going to join Pankaj to discuss how and why it’s in the founders’ best interests to keep all of their investors regularly updated about what’s happening with the startup they invested in (with all of the good, bad and ugly).

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The Raise: How To Raise In This Economy?

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As the quarantine continues across the United States and many parts of the world, economic prospects remain uncertain and many founders find themselves wondering about the outlook for closing the funding they need.

Joining us are the founders of startups in Denver to discuss fundraising in these times and understand what you need to do differently.

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What are some risks associated with angel investing?

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As tech startups have continued to thrive over the last decade, more and more people have been either thinking of investing in startups or have started to deploy capital. Others, still sit on the sidelines hearing from friends how some of their startup investments have performed (on paper, at least).

In this episode of InvestStream, we’re going to cover some of the risks associated with angel investing in tech startups.

What other risks do you see?


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FinTech is eating the world

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In this online panel, we’re going to discuss the changing meaning of FinTech and how that introduces new opportunities as well as challenges to starting up. We will have an introduction by Dharti Desai, the President of TiE New York and then our panel will dive into the opportunities and challenges that young startups are finding as what constitutes, “FinTech” keeps changing.

Our Panelists are:
Dani Pascarella, Co-Founder of Invibed
Pravin Rajan, Founder of FreeMarkets.ai

Moderated by:
Pankaj Jain, Crafter at Founder Craft

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