90% of all startups fail. What surprises many young companies is that failure rates increase over time, with each round of funding increasing the chance of failure by about 50%. The best way of improving your chances of success is in the actions you take before, not after, you begin pitching for investment. Most startups begin fundraising after studying the market, focusing an MVP, and creating a business plan. But many, especially those outside the United States, fail to create an effective ‘investment vehicle’ to attract talent, investment, and customers. From tax-efficient company structures and effective corporate governance to intelligent equity vesting and board recruitment strategies, this workshop will guide you through the practical aspects of preparing your startup for short and long-term success.