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Best Practices for Your Company’s Website: How to Avoid an ADA Claim

by Bryan Cave on

As any early stage company trying to grow in today’s technology-driven world, with constantly evolving regulations governing cyberspace, it is imperative that you take steps to implement best practices early on. One reason to...more

Convertible Debt Instruments for Startup Financing

Most start-ups initially fuel the idea behind the business with capital raised from friends and family. This “seed round” financing is often only enough to prove the concept of the business, but perhaps not enough cash to...more

How to Get Paid to Learn

Q&A with James Clear, who gets paid to learn. His writing on the hidden forces that shape our habits using them to maximize performance is read by over one million people per month....more

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

by WilmerHale on

Some interesting links we found across the web this week: Know Your Limits: Understanding Your Term Sheet’s Exclusivity Provision - Before going exclusive with a VC, startups should understand this key provision in...more

How to Assemble a Board of Directors for a Startup

by JD Supra Perspectives on

A successful startup will likely see the structure and composition of its board of directors change significantly over time....more

Is The Peer Review Crisis A Patent Application Crisis?

by JD Supra Perspectives on

Reproducibility is the cornerstone of peer-reviewed science. A surprisingly high percentage of major studies across various scientific disciplines cannot be reproduced....more

What Startup Founders Should Consider When Choosing a Board of Directors

by JD Supra Perspectives on

The board of directors has tremendous significance to a startup company....more

[Webinar] FCPA Violations – Only a Risk For Big Companies? - April 25th, 1:00pm CST

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

Tuesday, April 25, 2017, 1:00 P.M. CST -- In November, J.P. Morgan paid $264 million to resolve FCPA offenses related to its “Sons and Daughters Program.” Could a small, entrepreneurial company find themselves in similar...more

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

by WilmerHale on

Some interesting links we found across the web this week: 'Downright Creepy': Internet Entrepreneurs Weigh in on Repeal of Internet Privacy Rules - Big Brother, big data and big worries about the repeal of...more

The Innovation Test

by Adrian Dayton on

Richard Susskind once said, “It’s tough to walk into a room full of millionaires and tell them they are doing it wrong.” Just look at Kodak, one of the most profitable companies in the world for a time. ...more

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

by WilmerHale on

Some interesting links we found across the web this week: IPOs Are Cool Again in Startup-Land - IPOs have been a rarity in the startup world in recent years, but signs point to a reversal if this column from...more

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

by WilmerHale on

Some interesting links we found across the web this week: QuickLaunch University Webinar: Determining the Right Type of Entity - Substance and form both matter when choosing the right entity for your startup....more

New Report Identifies Cleantech Market Opportunities in Southern California

by Stoel Rives LLP on

If you’re looking for a new cleantech startup idea, the San Diego Regional Energy Innovation Network (SD-REIN) recently released a report that identifies cleantech market opportunities in the Southern California region....more

In Case You Missed It: Launch Links - February, 2017 #4

by WilmerHale on

Some interesting links we found across the web this week: How To Know If An Accelerator Program Will Give Your Company What It Really Needs - Accelerator programs are often an enticing option for early-stage...more

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

by WilmerHale on

Some interesting links we found across the web this week: Board of Advisors - Free advice from industry leaders? Tackling difficult problems with experienced executives? WilmerHale Partner Josh Fox explores why and...more

Don't Be Penny Wise and Pound Foolish - Advice for New Employers Regarding Employee Classifications

by Davis Brown Law Firm on

Entrepreneurs wear many hats, from providing a quality product or service to managing employees. New employers frequently expose themselves to liability when they think that ignorance is a defense that they can use if an...more

Raising Startup Venture Capital: Pitfalls and Pointers

by Bryan Cave on

According to a study of 101 failed startups, 29% cited a lack of sufficient capital as the ultimate reason for failure. So how can you best approach your search for capital in an attempt to keep your startup from becoming...more

Board of Advisors

by WilmerHale on

Tom Burke (Chief Financial Officer of Hydra Biosciences), Joshua Fox (Partner at WilmerHale), Mike Massaro (Chief Executive Officer of Flywire) and Sameer Sabir (Chief Financial Officer of SevenOaks Biosystems) spoke at...more

The Entrepreneurs Report: Private Company Financing Trends

Venture financing data shows that 2016 was an exceptionally strong year for early-stage valuations and amounts raised. Median pre-money valuations for 2016 Series A and Seed financings exceeded those of each of the past five...more

The ReSET – Sales with the End in Mind

What to Pack? I promise this is the last in a series of recent columns focusing on “sales”. It all started with watching entrepreneurs struggle at the TEDCO Entrepreneurs Expo with their pitch to a panel of investors. There...more

The ReSET - Tale of Two Cities

Our Urban Doppelganger. There’s a lot of buzz around innovation districts, much of it fed by the Brookings Institution’s extensive research on the movement. The Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore, whose board I’m on, is...more

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

by WilmerHale on

Some interesting links we found across the web this week: Independent Directors - At a recent QuickLaunch University event in Boston, our very own Josh Fox convened a panel on best practices for developing your...more

The ReSET – A Winter’s Tale

Here we go Again. Who else feels an ill-defined tinge of malaise this time of year? For me, it’s not without some guilt. There’s much to appreciate; if you have faith (however experienced), health, family and friends, what’s...more

The ReSET – Why Few Nail their Sthick

Our last ReSET focused on the clarity and chaos of pitching to a panel of judges you’ve never met, all while facing a room of entrepreneurs who weren’t as lucky as you to get into the light… This all happened at TEDCO’s...more

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