Getting a start-up off the ground isn’t easy. It is also hard to keep a good team around and secure new talents especially when you’re bootstrapped with limited cash. Sweat equity shares are a powerful tool for helping you retain talents, and even get others like advisors and mentors in the ecosystem or industry that…
Earlier this year, I was asked to comment on the ‘buy now pay later’ (BNPL) operators earlier this year by The Edge Malaysia. What is ‘buy now pay later’? To recap, a BNPL is a service that allows consumers to buy things at 0% interest on an equal instalment basis. Currently, BNPL services are not…
Last month, I discussed vesting schedules structures for startups. This post will discuss reverse vesting and how it can save your startup from being destroyed by your co-founders.
In your journey as a startup founder or entrepreneur, it is so crucial for you to get a startup lawyer as soon as possible. Here’s why.
More venture capitals and angels prefer to take up a board observer status as opposed to a usual board seat in a company. Read more to know the pros and cons of a board observer status.
Angel investors are one of the usual and easiest sources of financing for new startups. Find out the pros and cons of having an angel in your startup.
I love working with fintech startups. We need to have more innovative solutions in the financial space so that we can empower more underserved and unbanked segments in Malaysia. Next week, I will be sharing my experience in advising fintech startups. To date, I’ve worked with various fintech companies from equity crowdfunding, peer to peer,…
Pre-emptive or pre-emption rights, aka right of first refusal is a right given to a shareholder. Find out why this right is is important for your startup.
Just formed a new startup? Learn about why you need a vesting schedule in place and how to structure it so that everyone’s interests are aligned with the company.
Hiring a startup lawyer can be confusing for a first time early stage entrepreneur and founder. It is a classic information asymmetry, where the party that knows less usually gets the worse deal. Unfortunately, usually, that is you, the startup founder.