This post was originally published on the Hockeystick.co blog on April 15, 2013 http://blog.hockeystick.co/2013/03/20/governance-for-startups/
To kick off the Hockeystick.co blog, we’ve compiled a list of resources about corporate governance and investor relations for startups. Unsurprisingly, most governance research is focused on large, public companies. But there are some good resources for startups.
Here’s the list so far:
- Building Great Boards (book by Dave Berkus, 2011)
- How Much Information Do You Give To Investors? (Dave Berkus, 2012)
- After the Term Sheet: How Venture Boards Influence the Success or Failure of Technology Companies (Dennis T. Jaffe, PH.D. & Pascal Levensohn, 2003, free registration required)
- A Simple Guide to The Basic Responsibilities of VC-Backed Company Directors (Working Group On Directory Accountability And Board Effectiveness,2007, free registration required)
- The Governance Gap (by Pascal Levensohn and Kristina Veaco, 2008)
- Best Practice Guidance for Angel Groups – Post-Investment Monitoring (Paul Stavrand, July 1, 2007)
- Reports to the Board and Shareholders (Basil Peters)
- Investor Relations for Private Companies (Dan Rosen, 2010)
- 4 Ways to Align Interests Between Startup Founders and Investors (Ben Yoskovitz, 2010)
Can you recommend other startup governance resources we should add to the list?