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LaunchTennessee’s SBIR/STTR Matching Fund Program Hoping for Another Successful Year

by Bass, Berry & Sims PLC on

In late March, Tennessee Governor Haslam proposed an amended budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2018, which included $3 million toward LaunchTennessee Grants—demonstrating that Tennessee’s implementation of a...more

Standardized Term Sheets May Not Protect Your Interests

by WilmerHale on

Novelists stare at the blinking cursor on their blank screens. Anguished artists confront the empty canvas. Starting from scratch can be agonizing for creatives, but entrepreneurs who want to draft a term sheet or a...more

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

by WilmerHale on

Some interesting links we found across the web this week: The 20% Rule: The Guiding Principle for Startups This article from Forbes shares one founder’s advice to add 20% to certain parts of a business plan....more

Momentum Grows for Capital Raises in MJ Markets

by Burns & Levinson LLP on

The capital raised in the first five weeks of 2018, alone, matched deals for all of 2016. And the feeding frenzy has not decelerated, with the overall first quarter of 2018 seeing almost $3 billion in capital raises—more than...more

Investor Perspectives - Venture Fundraising Across Geographies

by WilmerHale on

This continues our series of blog posts recapping our QuickLaunch University webinar on VC investing and what to expect in 2018. If you missed the first three posts in this series, you can catch up on our Launch Blog....more

UK Tax Round Up - March 2018

by Proskauer Rose LLP on

Welcome to the March edition of the Proskauer UK Tax Round Up. As promised, the Spring Statement from the Chancellor focused on the economy and public finances without any major tax announcements. However, a few interesting...more

Start-up Email Marketing: you need to understand CAN-SPAM (and, no, it’s not a food)

by Bryan Cave on

Email is ubiquitous in modern life with billions of emails – wanted and unwanted – sent each day. Since its enactment in 2003, the Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography and Marketing (“CAN-SPAM”) Act has...more

In Case You Missed It: Launch Links - March, 2018 #4

by WilmerHale on

Some interesting links we found across the web this week: Founders, Pay Attention to This Stuff—Not the Stock Market - WilmerHale Partner Daniel Zimmermann explains what should and should not get a founder’s attention...more

Women in Private Equity to Know: Carolyn Galiette

by McGuireWoods LLP on

Carolyn Galiette is a founding partner of Ironwood Capital in Avon, Conn. She serves as president and chief investment officer for the firm and chairs its various investment committees. She manages day-to-day execution of the...more

Founders, Pay Attention to This Stuff - Not the Stock Market

by WilmerHale on

The Dow Jones Industrial Average. Nasdaq. Startup exits. Funding rounds. In our 24/7 connected world, there’s no shortage of data you can access, study, and agonize over. The market’s latest move - from boom to correction -...more

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

by WilmerHale on

Some interesting links we found across the web this week: Investor Perspectives—Corporate Venture Capital - During January’s QuickLaunch University webinar, Partner David Gammell led a panel discussion of venture...more

Congress and the Blockchain: The 2018 Joint Economic Report’s Discussion on Cryptocurrency

by Michael Volkov on

A few days ago, Congress released its 2018 Joint Economic Report. As many of you know, the Joint Economic Committee prepares this report as a national assessment of the country’s economic status. The report often assesses...more

Fintech in the UAE

by Dentons on

Setting up a business in the UAE - Generally speaking, in order conduct business in the UAE, it is necessary to establish a legal presence in the UAE. This means entrepreneurs will have to consider the option of setting up...more

On the Fundraising Circuit? NDAs are a Bad Idea; Do This Instead.

by Workman Nydegger on

I find that a lot of inexperienced entrepreneurs are concerned (borderline paranoid) about somebody stealing their idea. At some point, they heard whispers in the wind about this magical document called an NDA (Non-Disclosure...more

Investor Perspectives - Corporate Venture Capital

by WilmerHale on

This continues our series of blog posts recapping our January QuickLaunch University webinar on VC investing and what to expect in 2018. ...more

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

by WilmerHale on

Some interesting links we found across the web this week: The Definitive Guide to Licensing: When You Get a Great Idea, What Do You Do Next? For the “ideas” people out there, licensing a product may provide a creative...more

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

by WilmerHale on

Some interesting links we found across the web this week: Investor Perspectives – Industries to Watch in 2018 - WilmerHale’s own David Gammell shares his thoughts on the hottest sectors expected to attract VC funding...more

Investor Perspectives - Industries to Watch in 2018

by WilmerHale on

This continues our series of blog posts recapping our January QuickLaunch University webinar on VC investing and what to expect in 2018. In case you missed it, read our first post in this series or download our webinar...more

The Business of Being a Pro Gamer: Four Ways to Protect Your Value

by Brooks Pierce on

In Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, how you invest your resources is a crucial part of a team’s winning strategy. Players must decide what utility to buy, when to upgrade, when to resort back to pistols to save up for future...more

Labor Secretary Acosta Says It Is Time to Embrace the Gig—I Mean, The “Entrepreneurial” Economy

by Fisher Phillips on

The federal government has not meaningfully measured the contingent workforce since 2005. However, two economists, Lawrence Katz (Harvard) and Alan Krueger (Princeton), conducted a 2015 survey that is currently acknowledged...more

In Case You Missed It: Launch Links - February, 2018 #4

by WilmerHale on

Some interesting links we found across the web this week: Scalability Secrets From One of America's Fastest-Growing Software Startups - This insightful piece from Entrepreneur features a concise yet thoughtful list of...more

Investor Perspectives - Venture Fundraising in 2018

by WilmerHale on

During our January QuickLaunch University webinar, we were joined by three leading venture capital investors to discuss trends and themes in VC funding and what to expect in 2018. The panel discussion included insight on...more

The Entrepreneurs Report - Full Year 2017

From the WSGR Database: Financing Trends for 2017 - The strong venture financing market of 2017 continued in Q4, resulting in a record-breaking year for median valuations and amounts raised in Series B and later...more

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

by WilmerHale on

Some interesting links we found across the web this week: How to give your startup the right mission statement - Your company’s mission statement will help a successful pitch to investors. ...more

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

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