Anil Advani
Anil Advani
Managing Partner
Inventus Law

Topic Name : Legal Issues for Startups

Abstract:

So, you have decided to start a company.  There are a host of decisions you need to make as a founder like whether to bootstrap the venture- perhaps from revenues from your consulting gig- finding office space or converting your garage into an office, hiring the right team that will work well with each other and with you,  and whether to offshore development of your core technology.  While founders focus on these critical decision points, they often end up overlooking one of the most important areas of the venture’s development: Legal issues for Startups

While there are a number of factors that go into the making of a successful startup, taking care of the legal set up, founder stock issuance and related formation matters correctly and in a timely manner will largely determine whether or not the founders end up making any money from the success of their ventures.

Come and listen to a panel of leading silicon valley experts as they discuss the various legal issues that need to be addressed by the founders and startups at an early stage like structuring of the company’s initial capitalization, issuance of founder stock, vesting and acceleration for founder stock, election of the company’s board and officers, and seed capital. 

This will also be a great opportunity to ask these seasoned experts pertinent to your startupLegal Issues for Startups

So, you have decided to start a company.  There are a host of decisions you need to make as a founder like whether to bootstrap the venture- perhaps from revenues from your consulting gig- finding office space or converting your garage into an office, hiring the right team that will work well with each other and with you,  and whether to offshore development of your core technology.  While founders focus on these critical decision points, they often end up overlooking one of the most important areas of the venture’s development: Legal issues for Startups

While there are a number of factors that go into the making of a successful startup, taking care of the legal set up, founder stock issuance and related formation matters correctly and in a timely manner will largely determine whether or not the founders end up making any money from the success of their ventures.

Come and listen to a panel of leading silicon valley experts as they discuss the various legal issues that need to be addressed by the founders and startups at an early stage like structuring of the company’s initial capitalization, issuance of founder stock, vesting and acceleration for founder stock, election of the company’s board and officers, and seed capital. 

This will also be a great opportunity to ask these seasoned experts pertinent to your startup

Anil Advani
Managing Partner

Anil Advani specializes in the representation of early stage startup companies, venture funds, institutional angel investors and many prominent angel investors in silicon-valley and India. In the last 12 years practicing law in Silicon Valley, Mr. Advani has represented more than 700 startup companies and numerous founders, venture capital investors, angel investors, and venture lending and leasing sources on issues relating to formation, founder issues, consulting and advisory arrangements, capital structuring, angel financings, venture financings, debt financings, leasing, strategic licensing and customer arrangements, and mergers and acquisitions. He also has an active practice representing India-focused public companies, investment banks, financial institutions and venture funds on acquisitions, financings, joint ventures and other strategic transactions.

Prior to starting Inventus Law in 2009, Mr. Advani was Of Counsel and Head of India Practice in the Menlo Park offices of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe. Before joining Orrick, he was General Counsel and Vice President of SemIndia, a pioneering effort to establish semiconductor manufacturing in India. In that role, he was responsible for coordinating with the Government of India in formulating a comprehensive semiconductor policy for India as well as with the State of Andhra Pradesh in structuring Fab City in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh. Prior to joining SemIndia, Mr. Advani was a Senior Associate in the Silicon Valley offices of Cooley Godward where his practice focused on representating emerging companies and the venture funds and banks that finance those companies. Mr. Advani began his legal career as an attorney in India where he practiced for a number of years at the High Court of Delhi.

Mr. Advani is fluent in English, Hindi, Sindhi and Punjabi.

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