In this week’s Immigration Law for Tech Startups podcast, I’m joined by Mark Milastsivy, an amazing immigrant entrepreneur who is making great strides with his startup. Mark is the founder and CEO of The New York-based Firstbase.io, a platform that helps founders set up and scale their businesses in the United States.
Founded in 2019 through Y Combinator, their service helps founders incorporate a U.S. entity, open a U.S. bank account and get legal paperwork done for founders. People in the startup world know how difficult those things can be, especially even something as simple as opening a bank account. Now, this is all combined in one service. Today, they have over 15,000 customers, building the right solutions for clients and helping them grow their businesses.
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In this episode, you’ll hear about:
- Mark’s personal immigration and entrepreneurial journey
- The beginning of Firstbase
- Firstbase products and how they’re helping startups
- Who they serve
- Their seed round strategy
- Mark’s advice for international founders looking to create a startup in the U.S.
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- Immigration Law for Tech Startups podcast:
- Episode 16: E-2 Visa for Founders and Employees
- Episode 89: Advocating for International Startup Founders with Jeff Farrah of National Venture Capital Association
- Episode 113: How startup founders are moving to the US
- Immigration Options for Talent, Investors, and Founders
- Immigration Law for Tech Startups eBook
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