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In Case You Missed It: Launch Links - February, 2018 #2

by WilmerHale on

Some interesting links we found across the web this week: 6 Pain Points Any Fast-Scaling Startup Needs to Know - Scaling is a crucial stage in a startup’s early life....more

Financial Regulatory Developments Focus - February 2018 #2

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

In this week's newsletter, we provide a snapshot of the principal U.S., European and global financial regulatory developments of interest to banks, investment firms, broker-dealers, market infrastructure providers, asset...more

Legal Considerations for Ridesharing Companies in the Autonomous Vehicle Industry

by Bryan Cave on

While autonomous vehicles are still in the testing phase, more than 260 companies vie for Venture Capital funding as they drive the industry toward commercialization. Car manufacturers, technology companies, and ridesharing...more

Web Exclusive: January 2018: The Top 18 Labor And Employment Law Stories

by Fisher Phillips on

It’s hard to keep up with all the recent changes to labor and employment law. While the law always seems to evolve at a rapid pace, there were an unprecedented number of changes each month in 2017—and if January is any...more

Open Session of the U.S. Senate’s Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Hears Joint Testimony from Heads of the SEC,...

by Perkins Coie on

On February 6, 2018, the United States Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs conducted a hearing entitled “Virtual Currencies: The Oversight Role of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the U.S....more

Entrepreneurs Look to Angels and Micro-VCs for Cash

by WilmerHale on

You don’t need me to tell you it’s a rough world out there for startups. Venture capitalists have been unusually stingy lately, hanging on to billions of dollars they’d typically be channeling into promising young...more

Silicon Valley Venture Capital Survey – Fourth Quarter 2017

by Fenwick & West LLP on

Background - This report analyzes the terms of 190 venture financings closed in the fourth quarter of 2017 by companies headquartered in Silicon Valley. Overview of Results - Valuation Results Remain Strong...more

[Webinar] Closely Held Family Business Disputes – the Law and Beyond - February 20th, 11:00am CT

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

Tuesday, February 20, 2018, 11:00 A.M. CST -- Closely held business disputes possess elements of garden-variety commercial litigation, and elements of family conflicts (even when the business is not a family business)....more

What Start-Ups should know about Minority Investor Rights (part 2)

by Bryan Cave on

In our prior post, we identified 8 common means used to protect minority investors’ stakes in start-ups. In addition to considering those, minority investors should be aware of their ability to exit their investments. ...more

In Case You Missed It: Launch Links - January, 2018 #3

by WilmerHale on

Some interesting links we found across the web this week: The Ultimate Guide to Raising Venture Debt Funding for Startups Venture debt may be a timely tool to finance an acquisition or to raise growth capital, all while...more

The Opportunities and Obligations of Venture Capital and Private Equity in the #MeToo Environment

California is a state of pioneers. It is in the vanguard of new legislation, often adopted later by other states. It is also known for its financial ventures into new technologies and research—ventures in amounts greater than...more

Should Startups Extend the Window to Exercise Options?

by WilmerHale on

Pinterest did it. Square did it. And Coinbase did it, too. These unicorns have all given departing employees more than the standard 90 days to exercise their stock options. They’ve extended the window to exercise options for...more

What Start-Ups should know about Minority Investor Rights

by Bryan Cave on

Business investors, like venture capital funds, angels and other investors, typically receive minority ownership interests. The resulting lack of voting control and limited influence on management control requires these...more

In Case You Missed It: Launch Links - January, 2018 #2

by WilmerHale on

Some interesting links we found across the web this week: 5 New Venture Deliverables Put You Ahead of the Crowd - Building a thorough business plan helps many founders articulate and express their ideas to investors....more

De-risking: Improving financial inclusion in MENA

Greater financial inclusion is vital for economic diversity and growth in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). How can banks ensure their due diligence processes do not end up stifling entrepreneurship and innovation?...more

Foreign Entrepreneurs – The Facts

by Murtha Cullina on

The United States has long been attractive to foreign entrepreneurs due to the county’s historically open marketplaces and tolerance for new ideas and new products. Foreign entrepreneurs have come to the United States in many...more

Gig U: California College Begins Offering Gig Economy Classes

by Fisher Phillips on

With each passing day, it is becoming increasingly evident that the gig economy is here to stay. Therefore, it should not come as a surprise that institutions of higher education have begun thinking of ways to educate...more

In Case You Missed It: Launch Links - January, 2018

by WilmerHale on

Some interesting links we found across the web this week: How to articulate your technology to investors and customers - Consider these tips when explaining your technology to investors and customers to maximize the...more

Update on Status of Entrepreneurial Parole Program for Foreign Entrepreneurs

by Murtha Cullina on

On January 17, 2017, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published a final rule establishing a parole program for international entrepreneurs seeking to improve the ability of certain startup founders to remain in the...more

Labor Department Initiative Could Permit Gig Workers To Obtain Healthcare Benefits

by Fisher Phillips on

Among my list of “must-read” workplace law summaries is the weekly “Punching In” column put out by Chris Opfer and Ben Penn over at Bloomberg Law’s Labor and Employment Blog every Monday morning. This week’s edition contains...more

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

by WilmerHale on

Some interesting links we found across the web this week: First Positioning is as Important to Your Startup as First Impressions are to Your Career - Pivots are common and dexterity is a must, but first positioning for...more

Full Speed Ahead: SBA Directory May Hasten Franchisee Lending Process

by Lewitt Hackman on

As of January 1, 2018, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will begin implementing new rules that will affect franchisors, entrepreneurs wishing to join a franchise system, and lenders or CDCs (Certified Development...more

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

by WilmerHale on

Some interesting links we found across the web this week: Your Startup Should Not Be an LLC - Keep it simple. Many startup founders believe their company should be an LLC due to easy formation and limited liability....more

Weekly Update Newsletter - December 2017 #2

by PilieroMazza PLLC on

SMALL BUSINESS - GSA Names 80 Small Businesses to Lead Alliant 2 SB Competition - On December 7, 2017, the GSA released a pre-award list of 80 companies in the running for the five-year, $15 billion Alliant 2 Small...more

National Venture Capital Association Wins Lawsuit Challenging Delay of Implementation of International Entrepreneur Parole Rule

On December 1, 2017 Judge James Boasberg of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia granted summary judgment to the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) in its challenge to a regulation published by the...more

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