A startup is a fast-growing company that leverages technology to drive innovation and transformation in their industry. 

Starting a new business is exciting; however, it involves a great deal of planning and attention. If you are starting a business in New Zealand, you may encounter many legal issues at each stage in the process.

From the beginning, you need to have a shareholders agreement locked in, setting out how the business will run. If you need external investment to support growth, you may need to raise funds from angel investors, family, friends or venture capital funds. You may also like to consider an employee share option plan to attract top talent who you cannot afford to pay market rates. I

Importantly, make sure you protect your interests by drafting the appropriate legal documents such as a share subscription agreement and a term sheet.

LegalVision’s origins as a startup mean our lawyers understand how to assist your Kiwi startup overcome legal barriers to growth. We have written extensively about different facets of the startup process, to make our knowledge accessible.  

 

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