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Defining the rule Under IRC Section 422(d), the total fair market value of stock related to ISOs that become exercisable for an individual employee for the first time within a calendar year under all plans may not exceed $100,000. (1)General rule. An option that otherwise qualifies as an...

Co-authored with Ryan Janssen – tech investor & entrepreneur. Intro: What’s Your Entrepreneurial Story? VC: “So tell us about your company.  Why can you sell used bicycles better than eBay?” CEO: “We have a better product.  Just look at our sweet product demo!” VC: “That is great.  But eBay...

In looking at the issue of limited liability company (“LLC”) to C-corporation conversions, there are often two critical questions that are raised by founders and their advisors: 1) How do we ensure that the transaction is not a taxable event; and, related 2) How do we maintain...

The single biggest difference between venture-stage founders and growth-stage founders in VC pitches: the venture-stage CEOs often can’t articulate their Customer Journey.  We’re surprised how often venture-stage CEOs are unprepared when asked this.  They can’t even provide a wrong customer journey, which is better than...