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

by WilmerHale on

Some interesting links we found across the web this week: VC Funding for UK Remained Steady in Q1 Despite Brexit - Startups received strong venture capital backing during Q1 in face of Brexit. ...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

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

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

The JOBS Act at Five: Congressional Hearing Highlights Need for Further Reform

by Farrell Fritz, P.C. on

On March 22, the Subcommittee on Capital Markets, Securities, and Investment of the Financial Services Committee conducted a hearing entitled “The JOBS Act at Five: Examining Its Impact and Ensuring the Competitiveness of the...more

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

by WilmerHale on

Some interesting links we found across the web this week: Here's what tech investors were talking about at SXSW this week - SXSW is wrapping up this weekend, and we’ve got roundups galore....more

Singapore Eases Regulatory Regime for VC Funds to Promote Financing for Start-Ups

by Morgan Lewis on

The Monetary Authority of Singapore has proposed a simplification of the authorisation process and regulatory framework for venture capital managers—with the goal of supporting start-ups....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

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

by WilmerHale on

Some interesting links we found across the web this week: Why Was the Winter for Venture Capital Funding so Short? While we all thought winter was coming, it looks like VCs are already enjoying spring thanks to the...more

The State of Venture Capital in 2017

by McCarter & English, LLP on

After three years of strong growth, venture capital financing activity slowed noticeably in 2016. According to data published by Pitchbook and the National Venture Capital Association, companies raised $69.1 Billion in 2016...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

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

by WilmerHale on

Some interesting links we found across the web this week: President Trump’s Anti-Regulation Policies Might Actually be Good for Tech Startups - Could the new administration’s policies actually benefit startups?...more

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

by WilmerHale on

Some interesting links we found across the web this week: Want to Ruin Your Relationships? Ask Family and Friends to Fund Your Startup - A true "friends and family" round is one way to make holidays more awkward. ...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

Want to Ruin Your Relationships? Ask Family and Friends to Fund Your Startup

by WilmerHale on

When you need cash to fuel your startup, it’s tempting to “think local.” The people with the strongest ties to you—relatives, friends, college roommates, running buddies, and co-workers—are the ones who believe in you. You’d...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

DIFC to Launch FinTech Hive

by Morgan Lewis on

The Dubai International Financial Center (DIFC) is set to launch the FinTech Hive—an accelerator program for developing financial technology (fintech) start-ups and entrepreneurs—in the first quarter of 2017. The FinTech Hive...more

Valuation Disconnect Leads to 2016 IPO Drought

by Farrell Fritz, P.C. on

2016 turned out to be a terrible year for IPOs, both in terms of number of deals and aggregate proceeds. According to Renaissance Capital’s U.S. IPO Market 2016 Annual Review, only 105 companies went public on U.S....more

In Case You Missed It: Launch Links - December, 2016 #4

by WilmerHale on

Some interesting links we found across the web this week: WTF is a Liquidation Preference? Hint: It’s not something you forgot from 10th grade chemistry or that you’re asked about by a mixologist at a fancy cocktail...more

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

by WilmerHale on

Some interesting links we found across the web this week: 'Regtech' startups see more business in Trump era - Startups are beginning to react to the looming possibility of deregulation under the incoming...more

In Case You Missed It: Launch Links - December, 2016 #2

by WilmerHale on

Some interesting links we found across the web this week: Here’s what that new Fed rate increase means for venture-backed startups - The US Federal Reserve made headlines this week by raising its benchmark interest...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

In Case You Missed It: Launch Links - December, 2016

by WilmerHale on

Some interesting links we found across the web this week: 7 Lessons for Founders on How to Stick Your Neck Out - Successful entrepreneurs know how to stick their necks out without losing their heads....more

How Corporate Venture Capital Differs

by Farrell Fritz, P.C. on

Earlier this year, Union Square Ventures Managing Partner Fred Wilson famously referred to corporate VCs as “The Devil”, when he asserted that companies should not be investing in other companies, that they should be buying...more

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