A series by This Week in Startups where the tech industry's most qualified experts answer founders' most common questions.


Startup Basics: How to raise money from angel investors? | E1

Startup Basics: Do you need a co-founder for your startup? | E2

Startup Basics: How to name your startup? | E3

Startup Basics: How to fire someone | E4

Startup Basics: How to demo your product | E5

Startup Basics: How to get press | E6

Startup Basics: Should I incorporate as an LLC, S-, or C-corp? | E7

Startup Basics: How to negotiate a term sheet | E8

Startup Basics: Knowing when to pivot | E9

Startup Basics: How to protect your intellectual property | E10

Startup Basics: What should investors and founders expect from each other? | E11

Startup Basics: How to save money running your startup? | E12

Startup Basics: When should I sell or shut down my company? | E13

Startup Basics: Founder Institute CEO Adeo Ressi shares lessons from running his global startup powerhouse, characteristics of successful founders, funding strategies & hardships | E14

Startup Basics: Avoiding Co-Founder legal disputes & C-Corp vs. LLC with Becki DeGraw | E15

Startup Basics: Negotiating a Term Sheet — Deal killers, what terms are worth fighting for & more with Becki DeGraw | E16

Startup Basics: Understanding Financing Structures — SAFEs, Convertibles Notes, Priced Rounds & more with Becki DeGraw | E17

Startup Basics: Employment Agreement deep dive — IP assignment, offer letters, side hustles & more with Becki DeGraw | E18