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Entrepreneur Minute: Why Women Entrepreneurs Should Use Reward-Based Crowdfunding

by Baker Donelson on

Geri Stengel of Ventureneer discusses why women succeed with crowdfunding. Baker Donelson's Entrepreneur Minute features attorneys, entrepreneurs and business leaders sharing advice on starting, growing and running your...more

Saudi Arabia Update - June 2017

by Dentons on

Legal Developments - 10 minute SAGIA License - Companies carrying any foreign ownership in Saudi Arabia are required to have a foreign investment license issued by the Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority (SAGIA)...more

Client Alert: Effects of Florida’s New Medical Marijuana Framework on Patients, Physicians, and Entrepreneurs

During a special legislative session ending June 2, 2017, the Florida legislature passed Senate Bill 8-A (“SB 8-A”), authored by Senator Bradley, amending Florida's medical marijuana laws to reflect the 2016 passage of...more

Accepting Strategic Investments – Pros & Cons for Start-Ups

by Bryan Cave on

Every startup wants to be Google or, at the very least, secure an investment from Google Ventures. Strategic investors, the investment arms of larger parent companies that focus on both financial and strategic returns, often...more

In Case You Missed It: Launch Links - June, 2017 #2

by WilmerHale on

Some interesting links we found across the web this week: How Virtual Teamwork Can Deliver Startup Success - Forbes provides several startups’ guidelines for successfully running virtual teams. ...more

[Event] Second Annual Incubate Illinois Conference - July 12th, Chicago Illinois

by Freeborn & Peters LLP on

Please join us for the Second Annual Incubate Illinois Conference. Learn how: - Startups across Chicago accelerate their growth in one of the city's many incubators. - New companies can receive investments from...more

Legal Mechanics of Organizing Corporations

by WilmerHale on

The legal mechanics of organizing corporations encompass a variety of corporate, tax, securities and business considerations. By anticipating the special problems and situations which are likely to arise in the course of the...more

Four Key Takeaways from the Lift Cannabis Expo

by Bennett Jones LLP on

The Lift Cannabis Expo returned to Toronto last weekend following a wildly successful first year in 2016. The first Toronto and Vancouver events attracted global attention and showcased the professionalism underlying Canada’s...more

IoT Startups & Exits: CEOs & Investors Share Wins, Trade Scars

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

On Wednesday May 31st, the Boston Foley & Lardner office hosted the third installment of the Boston/New England IoT Meetup series. The Internet of Things (IoT) focuses on the vast network of devices connected to the internet,...more

Road Map to Europe III - Why Europe is an Increasingly Exciting Place to Fund and Grow Companies

With an increasingly mature tech ecosystem, Europe has never been more attractive to international venture capital and growth equity investors. European Tech had its best ever fundraising year in 2016 with European companies...more

Why SAFEs Can be Confusing

by WilmerHale on

Entrepreneurs often raise capital with a combination of convertible notes and an agreement called a SAFE, or Simple Agreement for Future Equity. A SAFE seems like a no-nonsense DIY solution for early-stage companies—but...more

How to Set Up a Fintech Business in the UAE – Part 1: Onshore Financial Service Regulation and Licensing

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

UAE-based fintech companies should understand the applicable onshore regulations — many of which are new and largely untested — when providing specific services. Key Points: ..UAE fintech companies need sophisticated...more

In Case You Missed It: Launch Links - May, 2017 #3

by WilmerHale on

Some interesting links we found across the web this week: WTF is an ICO? ICO’s might be the crypto-currency world's song of the summer. TechCrunch dives into the new and interesting trend around initial coin offerings....more

Key Considerations for Middle East Entities Looking to Invest in US Technology Companies

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

Four of Latham & Watkins’ leading emerging company partners in Silicon Valley, Luke Bergstrom, Tad Freese, Jim Morrone and JD Marple, recently hosted a webinar titled “Achieving Successful Outcomes as a Non-US Company...more

In Case You Missed It: Launch Links - May, 2017 #2

by WilmerHale on

Some interesting links we found across the web this week: Venture Capital Funding for Cleantech Still Looks Pretty Grim The startup world at large is looking for a rebound after a down year in 2016, but if the Brookings...more

Until You're the Unicorn, Protect Yourself: Tips on Personal Guarantees

by Davis Brown Law Firm on

One of the first steps in any business venture is for the founder to form a business entity separating their personal assets and liabilities from the business assets and liabilities of the new company. Without this...more

Five Things to Consider Before Launching a Crowdfunding Offering

by Smith Anderson on

In 2015, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) adopted Regulation Crowdfunding. This created a new way for small companies to raise the capital they need to build their businesses by publicly offering investments...more

Finding A Way Through A Tight Deal Space

by WilmerHale on

Last year’s contentious U.S. presidential election is often blamed for the slowdown in dealmaking activity in the life sciences space. While the uncertainty surrounding that contest certainly had an impact, Stuart Falber and...more

Tips for a Startup Manufacturer in Negotiating Vendor Contracts

by JD Supra Perspectives on

As a startup manufacturer, vendor contracts are one of the most common types of agreements you are likely to encounter. ...more

Macron: The Winding Road to Labour Reforms

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

On 14 May 2017, French President-elect Emmanuel Macron with a strong 66% majority officially started his five year mandate. His first duty was to appoint a Prime Minister, Edouard Philippe, a Conservative, who will now form a...more

In Case You Missed It: Launch Links - May, 2017

by WilmerHale on

Some interesting links we found across the web this week: Why You’re Wiser With an Adviser - Regardless of your experience, you will need advice about your startup. ...more

The Entrepreneurs Report - Q1 2017

From the WSGR Database: Financing Trends for Q1 2017 - Up and Down Rounds by Quarter - Strong median pre-money valuations for late-stage financings accompanied a record-breaking $25.0 million median amount raised for...more

Why You’re Wiser With an Adviser

by WilmerHale on

Long before Silicon Valley and tech accelerators, the Beatles knew a thing or two about finding the right startup adviser. Their 1965 hit said it all: “Help! I need somebody. Help! Not just anybody. Help! You know I need...more

In Case You Missed It: Launch Links - April, 2017 #5

by WilmerHale on

Some interesting links we found across the web this week: WilmerHale’s 2017 Corporate Reports - Sometimes it’s easier to just look at the numbers. WilmerHale’s annual IPO, Venture Capital and M&A Reports offer rare...more

Blog: Quarterly VC Update: Adam Valkin on the State of Venture Capital Investing

by Cooley LLP on

In conjunction with our Q1 Venture Financing Report, I sat down with Adam Valkin, managing director at General Catalyst, to get his take on the current state of venture capital investing. A few highlights from...more

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