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Monthly Archives: May 2015

SAFEs and KISSes – Alternative investment vehicles can help early stage companies get financed

Posted in Capital Raising

Early stage and startup companies often face difficulty in obtaining initial financing.  These companies normally do not have access to traditional venture capital, angel, or bank financing.  Even when a startup finds an investor, the company may not have the time or the funds to pursue the long and complicated negotiation and documentation process required… Continue Reading

Crazy is as crazy does – compensation run amok?

Posted in Bob's Upticks, Compensation

As we approach the end of the 2015 peak proxy season, the annual parade of articles and studies of executive compensation has begun. To no one’s surprise (at least not mine), the numbers keep going up, and some investors and media types are looking for someone to blame.   Companies and their boards or compensation committees… Continue Reading

Chancery Court Holds Board to Heightened Fiduciary Duty Standard in Connection with Equity Awards

Posted in Compensation

A recent case out of the Delaware Court of Chancery could result in heightened scrutiny of equity award grants to non-employee directors. Although this decision was rendered at the procedural stage of the case and the merits of the claims have yet to be fully analyzed, this case potentially affects directors of Delaware companies and… Continue Reading