I agree with Parot. You need a strong, reliable, trustworthy team. If your idea is as good as you believe, patent is very important. Since I believe (from your question) you are in the early stages of creation, I wouldn't worry too much about the investors just yet. You need to get the patent off the ground and transform your idea to reality. By just having an idea without an official product, no investor will want to invest in an idea without having a concept. It is similar to saying I have a great idea on opening a restaurant but I need money to open the restaurant. You need to have more concrete information such as patents, business plan, and business strategy. Answering many of your questions you posted is the start. You form either a partnership, sole proprietorship, or LLC (business). You file the patent under your business name.
When it comes to equity, investors and market share, you need to make sure your numbers are accurate. By asking 10% stake for 100k, your valuating your business at 1 million dollars. Is your business worth 1 million? Since the business does not exist quite yet, laying a strong foundation in how you form is important. If you are providing a discount to shares of your company, you are essentially selling your shares of the business at a discount to your investor. And I would say that board positions aren't formed until the company, business, and products are off the ground. Hope that helps!
Publicada el 06/06/am