Fintech startup with 2 other founders. One of them (founder B) has more business experience and has brought products to market/completed b2b products before. We’re at the very early stage of forming our corporation and have a patent that is central to our business. Founder B suggests the following structure, namely to protect the ownership of the IP:
Create corporation 1 that owns the patent outright.
Create corporation 2 that will have an exclusive license for the patent from corp. 1.
Build the product within corp. 2 and try to raise $$ and bring product to market within this corp.
I’ve honestly never heard of this strategy before. My initial reaction is that no one will want to invest in corp. 2 without owning the IP outright.
What do you all think?