Silicon Valley Review by Vela Wood
By Vela Wood
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Silicon Valley Review is a podcast hosted by Vela Wood startup attorneys Kevin Vela and Aaron Terwey. They review each episode of HBO’s Silicon Valley and tell you how it applies to your startup and the Dallas startup community as a whole.
||CleanSilicon Valley Review S5, Ep3: Levels of Decision-Making & Employee Retention||In this episode, we review S5, Ep3: Chief Operating Officer and discuss who makes day-to-day decisions v. strategic decisions v. fundamental decisions, enforcing non-competes, the three things to include in contractual agreements with your employees,||4/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSilicon Valley Review S5, Ep2: Tesla, Dead Pigs & Ira Glass||In this episode, we review S5, Ep2: Reorientation and discuss where the Silicon Valley writers get their inspiration, the importance of growing as a leader, and how long founders usually remain the CEO. Read More||4/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSilicon Valley Review S5, Ep1: Acquihires, Leadership & Terminating Employees||In this episode, we discuss the point of acquihires, efficient use of office space, the difference between leadership and decision making, and terminating employees without cause. Read More||4/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSilicon Valley Review S4, Ep10: Employee Handbooks & Terminating Employees||In this episode, we discuss legal and practical reasons for maintaining an employee handbook, distinguishing between policy and discrimination when terminating an employee, best practices for transitioning out employees, and more. Read More||6/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSilicon Valley Review S4, Ep9: A CEO’s Self-Destruction||In this episode, we discuss Richard's negative patterns of behavior as the CEO of Pied Piper as well as the viability of Keenan Feldspar's company's acquisition price. Read More||6/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSilicon Valley Review S4, Ep8: Key Man Insurance v. Key Holder Clauses||In this episode, we discuss the difference between key man insurance and key holder clauses, using another company's IP, and how often venture deals blow up. Read More||6/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSilicon Valley Review S4, Ep7: Did Bream Hall & Erlich Violate SEC Securities Regulation Laws?||In this episode, we discuss the legality of Bream Hall paying Erlich a finder’s fee, the differences between finders and broker-dealers, the pros and cons of hiring an attorney to negotiate a demand letter,||6/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSilicon Valley Review S4, Ep6: Beta Testing Best Practices & Incubators v. Accelerators||In this episode, we discuss beta testing best practices and the difference between incubators and accelerators. Read More||6/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSilicon Valley Review S4, Ep5: Rollouts, Cash Burn & NDAs||In this episode, we discuss typical rollouts in Dallas v. Silicon Valley, the importance of low cash burn, how NDAs shouldn't be the only consideration, and transferring patents. Read More||5/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSilicon Valley Review S4, Ep4: Assigning IP, Vesting Schedules & Spending Investor Money||In this episode, we discuss assigning intellectual property to the company, contribution agreements v. license agreements, getting sued, typical vesting schedules, and spending controls for investors' money. Read More||5/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSilicon Valley Review S4, Ep3: Types of Investors, Seed Funding & Collaborative VCs||In this episode, we discuss the types of investors you will encounter in each stage of raising capital, how realistic a VC's $200,000 seed investment really is, and the collaborative nature of VCs in Dallas. Read More||5/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSilicon Valley Review S4, Ep2: Cocky CEOs, Ex Co-Founders & Terms of Service||In this episode, we discuss how CEOs should handle the spotlight, navigating relationships with ex co-founders, and terms of service and policy agreements. Read More||5/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSilicon Valley Review S4, Ep1: Recapitalization, Founder’s Syndrome & The Unruly Board Member||In this episode, we discuss when you can change company ownership, the important of product v. growth, board composition, and more. Read More||5/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Great Show. Great Podcast.
Who knew an HBO show could be so educational?