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.

What Is the Legal Documentation Needed to Start a Web Startup?

- You'll want to form your business. Either an LLC, C Corp or S Corp for most web startups.

- Get your post incorporation documents in order if you ever plan on taking investors and/or hiring people. This includes stuff like bylaws, initial board consent, restricted stock purchase agreement, confidential information and assignment agreements etc.

- Decide whether you want to trademark your company name. 

- Create a founders agreement if you plan on bringing or currently have co founders.

- Figure out whether you want to file a provisional patent if you believe your software is truly unique.


- If you plan on raising money from investors, decide whether you'll do a convertible note or equity round. If convertible note, you'll want an attorney to draft up a convertible promissory note, note purchase agreement, and board consent.

Can You Have the Same Trademark Name as Another Company If It's in Another Industry?

Are Terms of Conditions, Privacy Policies etc. for a Website Copyrighted? Can I Copy Their Terms, Edit Them and Use Them for My Own Website?