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Weekly Update Newsletter - September 2017 #2

by PilieroMazza PLLC on

CAPITOL HILL - “Serving Small Businesses: Examining the Effectiveness of HUBZone Reforms” House Small Business Committee Press Release, September 13, 2017. Retrieved from smallbusiness.house.gov - The House Small...more

Don’t Let the Deal Get Ahead of the Documents

by Farrell Fritz, P.C. on

The practical lesson for entrepreneurs of the case I’m about to describe is, never sign complex business agreements without your lawyer, and never ever sign such agreements in the last week of August when your vacationing...more

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

by WilmerHale on

Some interesting links we found across the web this week: How Pro Rata Works in Venture Capital Deals - VC’s suffer from FOMO just like the rest of us. ...more

Ten early-stage legal missteps that may come back to haunt a company’s sale or IPO

by Bryan Cave on

In the fast-paced, high-stakes and high-pressure world of startups, financial resources are scarce. Time is of the essence. Product and business development are high priorities....more

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

by WilmerHale on

Some interesting links we found across the web this week: The Entrepreneurial Exit Strategy – Prepare Yourself - You are likely not thinking about an exit when starting your company, but Entrepreneur explains why it...more

Starting Up – Set Up Part 3

by Bryan Cave on

Part One of this series focused on several of the federal and local filings and registrations that new employers will need to make in preparation for their first hires. In Part Two, we dove into drafting job descriptions and...more

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

by WilmerHale on

Some interesting links we found across the web this week: How Long Will It Take for My Startup to Be Successful - Startups are the road less taken for a reason…it’s a long road. ...more

Starting Up – Set Up Part 2

by Bryan Cave on

This three-part series highlights the steps startups should take before hiring their first employee. Part One of this series focused on several of the federal and local filings and registrations that new employers will need...more

So you’re an employer…how to (and not to) extend the employment offer (part 3)

by Bryan Cave on

In the final post in our three-part series, we’re examining the specifics involved in extending an employment offer. Whether it’s your first time or your twenty-first time, making a job offer is exciting-you’ve finally found...more

How to Set Up a Fintech Business in the UAE – Part 2: Conducting Business in the UAE

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

Investors should consider specific factors when choosing whether to establish a legal presence onshore or in a UAE free zone. Key Points: ..Fintech companies typically must establish a legal presence — either onshore or...more

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

by WilmerHale on

Some interesting links we found across the web this week: Scaling an EdTech Startup? Here’s What You Need to Know - If you’re an educator new to the startup game, stop by this two-part piece from Inc42 about the unique...more

10 Steps to Brewery Start-Up: A Step-by-Step Guide to Start-Up A Brewery In Maryland

by Miles & Stockbridge P.C. on

In this ten-part blog series, I will explore the ten steps that are suggested that you should take to start-up a brewery of your own in Maryland. Step 1: Create a business plan. Quite simply, a business plan is a...more

New Case Law on Upfront Fees in German Loan Agreements

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

On 4 July 2017, the German Federal Court of Justice (BGH)—in two separate cases—held that pre-formulated agreements on work fees that are payable independent from the term of the underlying loan and agreed between a financial...more

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

by WilmerHale on

Some interesting links we found across the web this week: Why Startups Should Look for Opportunity Between the Coasts - Startups might consider an extended pit stop in the “flyover” states, where smaller cities are...more

Incubate Illinois and Other Chicago Tech Resources

by Freeborn & Peters LLP on

First, for those in attendance at the second annual Incubate Illinois Conference, held on July 12, thank you. You made the event a tremendous success. We set out to develop a forum where the greatest thought leaders in...more

The Entrepreneurs Report - H1 2017

From the WSGR Database: Financing Trends for 1H 2017 - Strong median pre-money valuations for all rounds of financing ushered in nearly unprecedented median amounts raised in 1H 2017, particularly for Series C and later...more

Silicon Valley Venture Capital Survey – Second Quarter 2017

by Fenwick & West LLP on

This report analyzes the valuations and terms of venture financings for 208 companies headquartered in the Silicon Valley that raised capital in the second quarter of 2017. Overview of Results - Valuations Continue...more

The Data Report Episode 11: Don't Be an Easy Target

by Bilzin Sumberg on

Module Three: Small Businesses & Start-Ups Attacks against small businesses have dramatically risen over the last few years. Litigation attorney Jay Ward discusses why companies should be concerned in a new episode of The...more

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

by WilmerHale on

Some interesting links we found across the web this week: Congratulations, Your Startup Is Profitable! Now What? Becoming cashflow positive can be exciting and emboldening....more

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

by WilmerHale on

Some interesting links we found across the web this week: How to Successfully Go About Acquiring Another Startup - Sometimes your startup can achieve goals quicker through an acquisition. ...more

You’re now an employer… what Startups need to know about Job Descriptions (part 2)

by Bryan Cave on

This three-part series highlights the steps startups should take before hiring their first employee. In this Part Two, we’re diving into the drafting of job descriptions and their use in determining whether a position should...more

Blog: Q2 2017 Quarterly VC Update: Hans Tung on the State of Venture Capital Investing

by Cooley LLP on

In conjunction with our Q2 Venture Financing Report, I sat down with Hans Tung managing partner at GGV Capital, to get his take on the current state of venture capital investing. A few highlights from Hans: On...more

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

by WilmerHale on

Some interesting links we found across the web this week: The Small Business Guide to Thriving in the Amazon-Whole Foods Era As Entrepreneur reports, the ripple effects of the Amazon-Whole Foods acquisition are being felt...more

Important changes proposed for the taxation of Canadian private corporations

by DLA Piper on

On July 18, 2017, the Canadian federal Finance Minister, Bill Morneau, announced the release of a consultation paper and draft legislation which, if enacted, will have a dramatic impact on the taxation of Canadian private...more

Trump Administration Delays Regulations To Fast-Track Startups

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

The Trump administration recently announced it is delaying – and likely rescinding – the Obama-era International Entrepreneur Rule (the “Rule”). The Rule was slated to go into effect on July 17, 2017. It would have made it...more

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