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How Insurtechs Maximize Profits and Competitive Advantage

by Mintz Levin on

The potential to disrupt the historic insurance industry model has made insurtech one of the hottest new areas of innovation and investment, with entrepreneurs developing technologies at a breakneck pace and venture capital...more

Corporate Venture Capital Survey: Q1 2017

by Morgan Lewis on

During the first quarter of 2017, corporate venture capital (CVC) programs at major companies continued to make significant investments in promising startups and late-stage enterprises. In this survey, we briefly review...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

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

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

2017 Venture Capital Report

by WilmerHale on

Following record levels of financing activity and proceeds in 2014 and 2015, the venture capital market cooled in 2016, with a decrease in the number of financings and a sharp contraction in valuations. Despite the decline in...more

Sellout: Why Control is Key in the Sale of VC-Backed Companies

by Farrell Fritz, P.C. on

Every founder of a growth startup dreams of a big, successful exit — a sale of the company for millions of dollars. But that dream could be shattered if the investors are able to cause the company to be sold prematurely with...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

The ReSET – The Curse of the Elevator Speech

TEDCO celebrates Maryland’s innovation economy with its Entrepreneurs’ Expo, a day-long series of keynotes, breakout sessions, networking and deal making among 700 of Maryland’s entrepreneurs. Originally published on...more

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

by WilmerHale on

Some interesting links we found across the web this week: Startup Funding Trends Point to Double-Digit Growth and an International Future - If the season’s got you down, the always awesome David Rose is out with a...more

Creative teaming arrangements to jump-start early stage companies: How to create a win-win in NewSpace

by Hogan Lovells on

Much of the buzz about NewSpace focuses on exciting space-related startups led by entrepreneurs with new ideas, young work forces, and Silicon Valley positive attitudes. This is all true, but legal practitioners in this area...more

Description of the Small Business Investment Company Program Participation by Unleveraged Funds

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

A Small Business Investment Company (SBIC) is a privately owned and operated company that makes long-term investments in American small businesses and is licensed by the United States Small Business Administration (SBA)....more

DHS Finalizes Entrepreneur Parole Rule, Expanding Options for Foreign National Entrepreneurs

On January 17, 2017, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published its final rule entitled “International Entrepreneur Rule.” This rule follows President Obama’s November 14, 2014 promise to use existing statutory...more

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

by WilmerHale on

Some interesting links we found across the web this week: Securing Your Series A Round in 2017: Five Things to Do Now - Series A deals declined in 2016, but you can still beat the odds with the right planning and...more

The Management Rights Letter…What Does it Do and Should I Sign it?

In the world of venture capital investment, there certainly is no shortage of paperwork and documentation to accompany every financing. Term sheets, stock purchase agreements, convertible notes, stockholders agreements and...more

KISSing SAFEly or SAFEly KISSing: The New Financing Instruments for Startups

by Jackson Walker on

As the startup community continues to expand around the country, there is an ever-growing need to understand different ways that a company can structure early stage financing so that it can be equipped to discuss with its...more

Blog: Quarterly VC Update: Brad Feld on the State of Venture Capital Investing

by Cooley LLP on

In conjunction with our Q3 Venture Financing Report, I sat down with Brad Feld, co-founder of the Foundry Group, to get his take on the current state of venture capital investing. A few highlights from Brad:...more

Foreign Entrepreneurs Series: Part 3 – U.S. Tax Considerations and Planning

This is the third part of our foreign entrepreneurs series. Previously, we discussed the visa options available to foreign entrepreneurs and the importance of making immigration analysis a first-step in the startup process. ...more

Chasing Waterfalls

Previously I discussed the importance of a company’s cap table. In addition to the importance of the cap table while the company is a going concern, it is critically important during the exit because it is a key tool in...more

USCIS Proposes a New Rule for International Entrepreneurs, October Visa Bulletin, and More...

by Clark Hill PLC on

On August 26, 2016, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced a proposed new rule for international entrepreneurs. Under the rule, entrepreneurs will be considered for parole (temporary...more

In Case You Missed It: Launch Links - September, 2016 #3

by WilmerHale on

Some interesting links we found across the web this week: Long-Term Success Starts With Managing Your Startup's Runway - This week’s post is all about fundraising. Managing your startup’s money can be just as...more

Immigration Update: Entrepreneurs May Have a New Way to Start Up in the United States

by Baker Donelson on

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published a proposed rule that could provide an unusual type of immigration benefit called "parole" to individuals seeking a key role in start-up entities in the United States backed...more

International Entrepreneurs New Proposed Work Authorization for Founders of Start-Up’s And a Comparison to Other Visa Options

On August 31, 2016 the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) proposed an “International Entrepreneur” (I.E.) rule that would allow qualifying foreign investors to develop and grow their start-up companies in the United...more

Top Trends in H1 2016 Digital Health Investments

A few months ago, following our fifth annual Digital Health Summit, the attendees made some predictions about product development and investment in the rapidly growing sector. Now that we are more than halfway through the...more

Proposed International Entrepreneur Rule Gives Startup Founders Temporary Stay in U.S.

by Perkins Coie on

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) last week proposed a new rule that will allow certain immigrant startup founders to receive “parole” or temporary permission to...more

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