Thought Leadership

Entrepreneurs Beware — Is Biden’s FTC Challenge Of The Meta-Within VR Deal About Competition Or Politics?

In Manatt Antitrust Partner David Reichenberg@s latest Forbes column, he discussed the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) challenge to Meta@s acquisition of VR-App builder Within and evaluated the FTC@s claim that there is cross-platform competition amongst similar Apps.@Reichenberg explained how the FTC filed a suit against Meta on the grounds that a fitness-focused VR App called Supernatural...

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The Founder's Opportunity: What Do I Want My Company to Be When It Grows Up?

In his latest Entrepreneur column, Manatt Digital and Technology Managing Director Kalon Gutierrez discussed the importance of building a roadmap for startup companies that is aligned with founders@ future personal and professional objectives. Gutierrez noted that, just as parents conjure up archetypes for their children, entrepreneurs may have a skewed vision for their enterprises and long...

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What Growth Companies Should Know About The Newly-Broken FTC Deadlock

The latest appointment to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC or Commission) could lead to greater antitrust enforcement in industries that President Biden previously identified in his 2021 executive order regarding competition.

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5 Keys to Success for the Mid-Career Entrepreneur

In his latest Entrepreneur column, Manatt Digital and Technology Managing Director Kalon Gutierrez notes that now is a great time for a mid-career entrepreneurial leap.

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Seven Keys to Authentically Investing in Diverse Start-ups

In his latest@Entrepreneur@column, Manatt Digital and Technology Managing Director@Kalon Gutierrez@co-wrote with Partner Rustin Brown about how institutions, investors and entrepreneurs can @effectively ignite the fire of a burgeoning economy with diversity, equity and inclusion as a catalyst.@ In the article, the authors highlighted the need for financial institutions and investors to...

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It’s Time to Redefine the Influencer. Here’s Why and How we Make it Happen.

In his latest Entrepreneur column, Manatt Digital and Technology Managing Director Kalon Gutierrez discussed redefining the term “influencer” to better recognize those making an impact through social media.

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Raising Capital Through Private Placements: Rule 506(b) vs. Rule 506(c) Offerings

Startups, and particularly first-time founders, typically find that raising funds is a significant, challenging and time-consuming process.

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Delaware Franchise Tax

A franchise tax is an annual tax a business entity is required to pay in a given jurisdiction as a result of being formed or organized, or for doing business, in that jurisdiction.

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Founder’s Stock: Vesting and Acceleration

Founder’s stock refers to the equity granted, typically in the form of common stock, to founders of a company for their preformation efforts in building the company.

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Selecting the Appropriate Structure for Your Startup

Founders must contend with many important decisions early in the life of a startup, including selecting the appropriate corporate structure.

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