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When to Get Your First 409A Valuation
Knowing when to get your first 409A Valuation will ensure that you will have Safe Harbor protection by complying with IRS Section 409. But when should you actually get your first 409A valuation?
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How Justin Zhen's Attitude Propels Thinknum Forward

Not sugar coating it helps: Building a startup is hard, and Justin Zhen of Thinknum knows it's a battle every day.
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What is a 409A Valuation Report?

A 409A valuation report is a valuation prepared by an independent appraisal of the fair market value (FMV) of a private company’s common stock. 409A valuations allow private companies to comply with section 409A of the IRS tax codes which regulates non-cash compensations (stock and option grants).
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Valuation Glossary

409A Valuation, Fair Market Value definition, Enterprise Value vs Equity Value, DLOM, etc. Everything you need to know about valuations.
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Loopholes, Exploits, and Regulations: A brief history of 409A

A brief history of 409A valuations and how the Section 409A of the Internal Revenue Code came about. Enron, Stock Options, Loopholes, and Regulations.
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How Karl Sun's Humble Approach Took Lucidchart Global

From a quiet start to rapid international expansion, Lucidchart's CEO continues to lead with humility and a relentless focus on team.
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The IRS and Cryptocurrency: Paying your team in crypto?

You may be swimming in risky waters. Liya Brook, our Managing Director for Cryptocurrency Valuation Services, shares her experienced insight on IRS and cryptocurrencies.
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Key To a Strong Exit Strategy: Give up a decade of your life.

In the early aughts, tech founders emerged with the same status that Wall Street traders and bankers held in the 90s: rockstars.
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