Is it really important to register the startup's business name first before looking for investors?


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I have heard a lot from business people that the most important things for a startup are people, idea, team.

But is it really important to register the startup's business name first before looking for investors?

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asked Sep 9 '13 at 08:29
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Abel Melquiades Callejo
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  • How are people and team different? – rbwhitaker 6 years ago
  • or maybe I heard it wrong – Abel Melquiades Callejo 6 years ago
  • I think you misunderstood it :) – User60812 6 years ago
  • by people they mean management, team employees – User60812 6 years ago

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Well the answer is a yes and no...

Will registering a company convince the investor you're a "superstar" and will inevitably make him 10-20x return, NO!!!

Will it give them a sense that you are somewhat professional, YES!!

So in the end, it wont make or break a deal, but if you can do it, then go ahead and do it. Just make sure you do your research, i.e. entity type, domicile, foreign registrations, etc.

answered Sep 9 '13 at 10:47
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User60812
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Yes. There should be an entity legally separate from yourself(s) for the folks to invest in. It can be changed, but it is easy and cheap enough to set up an LLC at least.

answered Sep 11 '13 at 13:59
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My Cat Herder Llc
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