What are the standard documents for a Tech Startup?

A full company setup for a Tech Startup should have the following documents listed below. These are necessary to issue shares to the Founders, deal with any vesting (especially the Tax side),  set up your structure of governance, protect the company’s intellectual property, and get the ball rolling!

  • Certificate of Incorporation
  • Bylaws
  • Action by Sole Incorporator
  • Initial Board Consent
  • Standard Share Purchase Agreement with vesting, acceleration and drag along rights
  • 83(b) Election Forms
  • Intellectual Property Assignment Agreement
  • Stock Certificate