Technology companies are formed and operated through a number of different structures.  The best type of business entity for a particular technology company depends on the objective for the company and the intended sources of funding for the company. The most typical choices for a technology company in the Unites States are:

  • Sole proprietorship;
  • Limited partnership;
  • Corporation;
  • Corporation with “S” corporation election; and
  • Limited liability company.

Each of these entities is described in more detail in following articles.