Press Coverage

2019

  • Your Business Magazine

    7 essential agreements for any start up

    While it can be tempting for founders to jump straight into the practical aspects of making their vision a reality, it often means that the legal aspects take a back seat. This article will focus on seven essential legal agreements that every business should have, right from the outset.

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  • Your Business Magazine

    Navigating a founder buy-out

    It is vital to plan for a co-founder's exit from the very start of the business relationship.

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  • ventureburn

    A fail-safe way to moving IP offshore: Part 2 [Opinion]

    This second of two articles zeros in on the functions which an offshore company (ie ForeignCo) will need to undertake, in order for it to show that it owns IP and claim that such IP is located in its offshore company.

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  • ventureburn

    A fail-safe way to moving IP offshore: Part 1 [Opinion]

    At some point those at SA tech companies will ask — how do we move our intellectual property (IP) to an offshore company, one usually owned by the same set of shareholders that own our SA company?

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  • GoLegal

    Foreign income tax exemption for South Africans employed overseas

    This article explores the original proposal for amendments to the tax exemptions available for South Africans employed overseas, and compares the impending changes in their current state to the original justifications for amendment.

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  • Your Business Magazine

    Funding Rounds: Learning your A, B, Seeds

    Funding is the life-blood of any start up – sometimes money is needed to simply keep going, and other times money is needed to boost production or expand into a new area. With so many funding round names using a variety of letters of the alphabet and terms that are somewhat foreign, it is helpful to break-down what is actually meant by the particular name given to a funding round.

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  • Ventureburn

    What startups should know about tax, when setting up an overseas company

    No matter how small the world is becoming or how much of a global village we live in, each country’s tax authorities need to be treated fairly and honestly. It simply means that if genuine value is created in Country A, you need to account to Country A’s tax authority for that value and pay tax in Country A.

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2018

  • Ventureburn

    How to structure functions and operations across your international group

    You’re a South African and want to set up an offshore company — but a business has so many functions. There’s the finance department, the sales unit, the product development division and countless other functions. Which of these should you allocate to your planned overseas company? Start by identifying each logical, functional part of your business: product development, sales and marketing, finance functions, etc.

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  • Ventureburn

    Here’s how SA startups can legally create an offshore company

    In this, my second article on how to build international business structures (see the first here), I will explain what your international company structure looks like, from an SA perspective. This article explains why the structure will look different, and how it can achieve the desired end result anyway.

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  • Ventureburn

    The ins and outs of taking your startup offshore

    Here is the first in a series of articles on what it entails to set up an overseas office and the offshore structures available.

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