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The Entrepreneurs Report - Q3 2017

From the WSGR Database: Financing Trends for Q3 2017 - The strong venture financing market of 2017 has continued in Q3. Amounts raised in Q3 2017 kept pace with the near-record highs earlier in the year. In addition, up...more

10 Steps to Brewery Start-Up: A Step-by-Step Guide to Start-Up A Brewery In Maryland – Step 2 Forming A Business Entity

by Miles & Stockbridge P.C. on

In this ten-part blog series, I will explore the ten steps that you should take to start-up a brewery of your own in Maryland. If you follow these ten simple steps, you will be able to start-up with a great foundation for...more

Blog: Q3 2017 Quarterly VC Update: Lauren Loktev on the State of Venture Capital Investing

by Cooley LLP on

In conjunction with our Q3 Venture Financing Report, I sat down with Lauren Loktev from Collaborative Fund to get her take on the current state of venture capital investing....more

Gary Vaynerchuk, The Gig Economy, and Saving Time

by Fisher Phillips on

If you’re not already listening to the GaryVee Audio Experience Podcast, I recommend starting immediately. Former immigrant turned multi-millionaire Gary Vaynerchuk offers some of the best advice I’ve heard in succeeding in...more

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

by WilmerHale on

Some interesting links we found across the web this week: How to Be the Startup VCs Want to Invest In - While most founders know that a venture capital firm’s decision to invest in a startup is strategic and based on...more

Preparing for Your First Pitch to Investors

by WilmerHale on

Our recent QuickLaunch University webinar on seed fundraising addressed the issue of preparation and what information a team should have at the ready before meeting with seed investors. Jere Doyle, Managing Director of Sigma...more

Equity Crowdfunding: For Illinois, This Is Just the Beginning

by Freeborn & Peters LLP on

One of the top questions for every start-up and entrepreneur is, “Where am I going to get my funding?” After all, having a great product is one thing, but bringing that product to market, attracting a customer base, and...more

Weekly Update Newsletter - October 2017 #3

by PilieroMazza PLLC on

CAPITOL HILL - House Small Business Committee letter requesting update to Small Business Tax - This week, House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) sent a letter with Ranking Member Nydia Velázquez...more

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

by WilmerHale on

Some interesting links we found across the web this week: Developing Your Investor Network - Sometimes it really is who you know. Partners Jeff Stein and Jason Kropp discuss how to develop an investor network so you’re...more

Developing Your Investor Network

by WilmerHale on

It is not always easy to break into the VC/angel investor network. Founders often ask how they can develop the right network of contacts to help them raise a seed round, which is crucial at this stage. During our recent...more

[Webinar] Insurance Questions that Every Startup and Emerging Growth Company Should be Asking Themselves - November 7th, 10:00am...

by Payne & Fears on

Your start-up or emerging growth company is experiencing success and expansion. However, money remains tight and challenges abound. Among the many issues you must address is a business plan that protects you, your investment,...more

Emerging Company Essentials: Getting Paid – Legal Update from Jeremy Halpern and John Loughnane

by Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP on

Jeremy Halpern, a partner and co-chair of the firm’s Emerging Companies Group, and John Loughnane, a partner in Nutter’s Corporate and Transactions Department, authored a guide for emerging companies entitled “Emerging...more

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

by WilmerHale on

Some interesting links we found across the web this week: Building Your Founding Team—Is There a Magic Number? In case you missed it elsewhere on this blog, our own Jeff Stein and Jason Kropp shared a few thoughts on...more

Taxation of private corporations and their shareholders

by Dentons on

On July 18, 2017, the Department of Finance Canada introduced draft legislative proposals impacting private corporations and their shareholders. A 75-day consultation period was provided with a deadline for taxpayer...more

Building Your Founding Team—Is There a Magic Number?

by WilmerHale on

During our recent webinar on seed fundraising, questions were raised on the ideal size of a company’s founding team and if there was a magic number that may be more attractive to investors. Jere Doyle, Managing Director of...more

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

by WilmerHale on

Some interesting links we found across the web this week: 10 Business Podcasts Every Entrepreneur Should Be Tuning Into Here are 10 podcasts Forbes recommends for small businesses. ...more

France's Department of Labor Issues Guidance on New Corporate Social Responsibility Obligations

by Littler on

Following the introduction of new corporate social responsibility obligations for collaborative platforms towards independent workers, the French Department of Labor published guidance to clarify the scope of this...more

Know before your borrow: Risks for Start Ups in signing Employment Agreements with key employees

by Bryan Cave on

Generally, startups do not sign employment agreements with employees, but if you do, it is very important to understand what you are signing. For every well drafted executive employment agreement in the business world,...more

Employment Law Commentary, September 2017 - Volume 29, Issue 9: Workplace Bias And Gender Pay Equity In Silicon Valley 2017

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

It was only a couple of years ago, on March 27, 2015, that a jury rejected Ellen Pao’s gender discrimination claims and rendered a defense verdict in favor of her former employer, a prominent Silicon Valley venture capital...more

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

by WilmerHale on

Some interesting links we found across the web this week: You Will Care About Intellectual Property Sooner or Later - Consider why IP is, or likely will be, critical to your business....more

Canada Looks to Boost Can-Con Presence in the Digital World Through Funding, Legislative Reform

On September 28, 2017, the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, delivered a long-awaited speech on the future of Canadian cultural and creative industries. Together with a policy framework document...more

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

by WilmerHale on

Some interesting links we found across the web this week: Startup Valuation 101: The Problem of Going Too High or Too Low - As this quick read from Inc42 makes clear, startup valuations are always more art than...more

What Is the ILGIF, and How Can It Help Entrepreneurs?

by Freeborn & Peters LLP on

For entrepreneurs and start-ups, it seems the search for capital is never finished, whether that means turning to friends and family for money or leveraging technology for crowdfunding. In Illinois, there is a significant...more

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

by WilmerHale on

Some interesting links we found across the web this week: When to Let Your Competitors Be Your Investors - In this VentureBeat article, WilmerHale Partner Josh Fox discusses the risks and rewards of accepting funds...more

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

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