Flow Journeys trip to Iceland in October 2017

How to keep control of your company against all odds

My advice: read this survival guide before you really need it.

Almost 50% of founders get kicked out of the companies they founded or removed as CEO within 18 months following a funding event.

Your Lawyer Should be Your Best Advocate

Choose Independent Board Members

Investors will often use a board role to place someone they are connected to in a non-obvious way, giving them increased leverage on the company.

Document Your Expenses Carefully

Guarantee your Visa is Not Dependent on Your Company

Choose Investors You Love & Who Love You

Learn to Read Your Investors & Get Ahead of their Expectations

Keep Board Meetings On Cadence & On Agenda

Beware of Investors Pushing their Preferred Executives Into the Company

Get Your Legal Documents Done RIGHT

Feeling the Heat? Employ some of these Founders’ Tricks

Invest Energy with Finesse, Invest Time with Care

I am betting on you by giving you money.

If you lose it I will have lost money — but more important than money you will have lost time.

Startup Grind

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Micha Benoliel

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Entrepreneur, seeker, I love metaphysics and music. I bring the world together through crowdsourced mobile connectivity @nodleteam @opengarden @firechatapp

Startup Grind

The life, work, and tactics of entrepreneurs around the world. Welcoming submissions on technology trends, product design, growth strategies, and venture investing. Learn more about how you can get involved at startupgrind.com.