Based in Sydney, Australia, Foundry is a blog by Rebecca Thao. Her posts explore modern architecture through photos and quotes by influential architects, engineers, and artists.

Should I Sign a Nondisclosure for Presentation of a Startup Idea?

  1. Don’t sign an NDA for presenting a startup idea. 
  2. The term for how long a particular NDA is enforceable is typically written as a separate clause in an NDA.
  3. If you are not sure what different clauses (like a non-competition clause) mean, and how they affect your ability of working in the same industry as the party, take the NDA to an experienced startup lawyer.

Also, see my Quora answer here for an explanation of bilateral vs. unilateral NDA’s. 


I'm Writing up an NDA for an App Between Me and Someone I've Already Collaborated With. Can I Put the Start Date as a Time Before We Met?