What Everyone at a Startup Needs to Know About Immigration?

Image Credits: stefanamer / Getty Images The immigration process in the U.S. has become a high-stakes undertaking for employers, workers, and entrepreneurs. Predictability has eroded. Processing times have soared. And any mistake or misstep now has dire consequences. Over the past three years, immigration policies and procedures have been in a state of flux and the…

Dear Sophie: Can an H-1B co-founder own a Delaware C Corp?

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.…

Dear Sophie: What does Biden’s win mean for tech immigration?

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.…

044: 7 of the Most Startup-Friendly Visas Explained

In this episode of Immigration Law for Tech Startups, I discuss the top seven most startup-friendly visas and green cards and what startup founders can and cannot do on each of them.      Unlike Canada, Australia, the U.K., and New Zealand, the United States does not have a startup visa. Congress attempted to…

Dear Sophie: How will this election nail-biter affect immigration?

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.…

043: What a Biden Victory Means for Immigration

In this episode of Immigration Law for Tech Startups, I’m thrilled to discuss the Biden administration’s plans for reforming the U.S. immigration system. Before I dive in, I know we’ll see meaningful changes in the U.S. under President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, from the way we govern ourselves, to our relationships with other…

Dear Sophie: Would a Trump win abolish the H-1B visa lottery?

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.…

042: Capture Investors’ Attention With Your Authentic Story with Strategist and Storyteller Eileen Wu

In this episode of Immigration Law for Tech Startups, I’m joined by Eileen Wu, the founder of Luminarii, a creative agency that helps investors and entrepreneurs unlock the power of their authentic stories by leveraging marketing strategy, communications, and media expertise. Eileen advises many tech startup founders on how to get the attention of investors…