Starting a company? Don’t succumb to these 3 common legal issues

When launching a startup, legal issues often get brushed aside in order for founders to focus on building the product. But making the wrong legal decision early on in the process of starting your company may lead to thorny problems in the future.

Debt vs. equity: Which is right for your startup?

It takes money to make money. Deciding where to find the first funds to get a startup off the ground is one of the most important decisions an entrepreneur has to make. We asked 12 startup founders what  advice they would give an early-stage entrepreneur who’s considering debt vs. equity. (Share your own thoughts in the comments.)

Zynga to sell 43M shares in secondary offering, bought OMGPOP for $180M

Zynga filed a revised S-1 this morning with the SEC that contained a number of interesting details. It pegged the price of its recent purchase of NYC game company OMGPOP at $180 million. The filing also revealed the company will sell just under 43 million shares in a secondary offering. And while CEO Mark Pincus is offloading about 15 percent of his shares, his voting power will stay very much intact.