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Idea Non-Disclosure Demands Kill Investor Interest

Entrepreneurs often get the advice from their lawyers and friends to always get a Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDA or CDA) signed before disclosing anything about their new venture. Most investors and startup advisors I know hate them, and refuse to sign them. Who is right?

Let me try to put this question in perspective. If you are totally risk-averse, then push

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What is an effective “pre-incorporation-agreement” between possible founders of a startup?

The bottom line is that the very question you are asking is one of the trickiest things of all when it comes to startup founding.  On the one hand, if you DON’T make things explicitly clear up front, you are just begging for a future disaster by ‘kicking the can down the road’. On the other hand, if everything is

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