060: H-1B Lottery Planning Part 2

This episode of Immigration Law for Tech Startups is the second in a two-part series on how to plan for this year’s upcoming H-1B lottery in March.    Late-breaking news: I recorded this episode before the State Department announced that international students who are currently abroad and holding or applying for new F-1 or…

Dear Sophie: Tips for filing for a green card for my soon-to-be spouse?

Photo by Joey Csunyo on Unsplash Here’s another edition of “Dear Sophie,” the advice column that answers immigration-related questions about working at technology companies. “Your questions are vital to the spread of knowledge that allows people all over the world to rise above borders and pursue their dreams,” says Sophie Alcorn, a Silicon Valley immigration attorney. “Whether you’re…

059: Just Raised $20 million, Now What?

In this episode of Immigration Law for Tech Startups, I’ll be discussing every startup’s dream problem: Figuring out how to quickly and strategically scale up after raising $5 million to $20 million in a Series A round!    Before I delve in, I want to solicit your suggestions for harnessing the power of Clubhouse,…

Dear Sophie: How can I improve our startup’s international recruiting?

Photo by Joey Csunyo on Unsplash Here’s another edition of “Dear Sophie,” the advice column that answers immigration-related questions about working at technology companies. “Your questions are vital to the spread of knowledge that allows people all over the world to rise above borders and pursue their dreams,” says Sophie Alcorn, a Silicon Valley immigration attorney. “Whether you’re…

058: Engaged, Now What?

In this episode of Immigration Law for Tech Startups, I’m thrilled to be joined by my amazing law partner, Anita Koumriqian, who is an expert in family immigration law and coincidentally, just got engaged! Congrats, Anita, we’re so happy for you!    Anita and I will discuss how individuals can go through the immigration…

Dear Sophie: What’s the recipe for an H1B?

Photo by Joey Csunyo on Unsplash Here’s another edition of “Dear Sophie,” the advice column that answers immigration-related questions about working at technology companies. “Your questions are vital to the spread of knowledge that allows people all over the world to rise above borders and pursue their dreams,” says Sophie Alcorn, a Silicon Valley immigration attorney. “Whether…

057: 11 Tips for Companies to Support Valued Humans

In this episode of Immigration Law for Tech Startups, I’ll be discussing 10 tips plus one bonus tip for how companies can support not only their international team members but all their team members to improve their company culture, help everyone stay focused, and avoid burning out.    The immigration process and immigration security…

Dear Sophie: How can I sponsor my mom and stepdad for green cards?

Photo by Joey Csunyo on Unsplash Here’s another edition of “Dear Sophie,” the advice column that answers immigration-related questions about working at technology companies. “Your questions are vital to the spread of knowledge that allows people all over the world to rise above borders and pursue their dreams,” says Sophie Alcorn, a Silicon Valley immigration attorney. “Whether you’re…