Angela Lyons-Justus spoke on a panel with Rita Astoor of Carta, Courtney Buie Lipkin of Susa Ventures, and Erika Kramer of How Women Invest regarding fund formation and top tips for venture capital investors in 2022. Ms. Astoor from Carta discussed fund formation considerations, and Ms. Lyons-Justus discussed deploying venture capital, including different types of investment documents and terms, voting rights, preferred stock, etc., from the perspective of investors. Ms. Lipkin and Ms. Kramer discussed various relationships between the fund and its limited partners, fund managers and portfolio companies. This event was co-hosted by First Republic Bank and TriNet.
California is one of the states with the most Fortune 500 companies, only second to New York. So why are so many California companies, especially technology companies, incorporated in Delaware? Delaware is a state with a mere population of 973,000 – which is smaller than each of California’s three largest cities! Do you ever wonder why so many companies, not just from California, but from all over the world, incorporate in Delaware? Lindsey S. Mignano discussed why Delaware is home to many companies, including technology companies, and how companies can incorporate in Delaware but headquarter in California, in a presentation entitled "Why do so many companies incorporate in Delaware? The Case of Technology Companies in Particular" for the San Francisco Legal Professionals Association.