Why do angel investors and VC funds ask for preference shares in a funding round?
In this brief blog lets study the prime reasons why the investors ask the companies to issue preference shares during their funding rounds. In order to understand the reasons why investors seek preference shares let us study what preference shares mean, what are the features and their types.
5 things to keep in mind while filing for Trademark
In today’s times a simple name can cost you a fortune. Hence it becomes even more important to get a Trademark for your brand name and protect your brand from any kind of infringement. Lets read about the important things to keep in mind while filing for a trademark.
De-Coding the Co-Founders Agreement
Starting a new business involves a lot of risks. A Co-Founders’ Agreement, like all other contracts, helps in navigating the founder’s day-to-day operations & also helps in clearing the differences in case of any issues arising. Read to know more about the Co-Founders Agreement.
Thrasio Business Model and the Startup Ecosystem in India
Many new startups in India as well have now adopted the Thrasio Model for their success and have attracted the investor’s eyes. In this blog, we are talking about the Thrasio Mode, how it functions and how has the Indian startup ecosystem evolved around this model.
8 simple hacks to make accounting less tedious
A common link between all startup founders, other than the ardent desire to do something on their own, is the vexation of hearing the word ‘accounting’ or ‘finance’. Read on to learn a few hacks which might ease you into the world of accounting.
Basic understanding of SAAS and SAAS Agreements
In the first part of the Legal Series on SAAS, lets understand what is SAAS, basics of the SAAS business model. the Indian market with respect to SAAS products, basics of a SAAS agreement and how is it different from a License. Read on to unlock all this information.
5 Legal Mistakes Startups Make
Setting up your startup involves a lot of work and effort. We have put together a list of few essential things every startup must keep in mind while setting up its business. Read on to avoid these legal mistakes in your conquest to make your place in the industry
Whether to set up a Private Limited Company or LLP?
We at Treelife have been asked the question - whether to set up a Company or LLP - on numerous occasions. This article aims to make you aware of the various features of these two structures to aid the selection of a suitable one for your business and get started!
Elementary concepts of “Equity Dilution”
If you’re looking to learn basic concepts of equity dilution, our article will help you. As founders, we are always worried to dilute our stake and bringing the external investment for growth but having a strong grasp over said concepts enables the founder to have better control of the shareholding.
9 things you probably don’t know about ICAI
When health suffers, we need a doctor and when the economy suffers, we need a Chartered Accountant (CA)! 1st July every year celebrates the noteworthy contribution of these two professions. Read on to know some interesting details about ICAI and know some notable business icons who are its members!
8 key benefits of obtaining MSME registration
It is widely acknowledged that MSMEs play a crucial role in contributing to the socio-economic development of a country. Read on to learn more about how India acknowledges the pivotal role played by MSMEs by entitling them to certain benefits & exemptions on registration as MSME.
Decoding the Indemnification Clause
This article on indemnification clause will help comprehend the nature and importance of this clause in any agreement, ways to cap your liability and situations when this clause is invoked. This article will give you a complete idea about the indemnity clause before entering into the contract to pro
A Founder’s Guide To Understanding Liquidation Preference
The following article is a guide on liquidation preference from a founder’s perspective which will help understand the ambit of preference and participation which will indeed put both founders and investors in a better place to negotiate and have a better understanding of their respective rights. Re
Term Sheet- Basics
A solid term sheet aligns the interests of the investors and founders whereas a loosely worded one could create confusion and pit them against each other. Term sheets are significant & can be complex, but they don’t necessarily have to be. Read on to know more about the basics of a good term sheet.
Branch Offices in India
A foreign company looking to establish a temporary presence in India without having to make a long-term commitment? Read on to know how you can set up a Branch Office in India, how Branch Offices function and the compliances required for functioning as a Branch Office in India.
Know Your Taxes (Basics)
In India, taxes are an important concern for taxpayers and the government. There are multiple taxes defined under several provisions and to pay correct taxes, basic understanding is a must. Read our article Know Your Taxes to understand the concepts with easy explanations and necessary compliances.
Frequent tax compliance blunders by e-commerce companies
E-commerce is rapidly growing in Indian market to enable the trading of goods/ services over the digital platform. Being a digital business model, the compliances and taxation under E-commerce is multiple and complex. Read the article to know common compliance mistakes made by e-commerce companies.
Convertible Notes under Companies Act, 2013
Convertible Notes promise a lot of traction in the Indian ecosystem as they are extensively flexible, as opposed to the other instruments like CCPS, CCD or equity shares due to minimal reporting requirements and no hassle of valuation at the time of issuance.
Investment Thumb Rules for Beginners
In life people want shortcuts, that’s the reason rules of thumb find someplace in one life. There are rules of thumb for everything. In investing there are rules to make investment making easier. Read this blog, to know about the most popular thumb rules in the world of investing.
Old Tax Regime V. New Tax Regime
As the tax season approaches, it is essential to understand the tax rates and various tax provisions that apply to you and your ultimate tax liabilities. Read our article if you're not aware of the new tax regime introduced by the Government or simply need a refresher.
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