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More trouble for the embattled British PM Theresa May. We learned yesterday that Britain’s second-largest construction firm—Carillion—was forced into liquidation after amassing a staggering $1.35 billion in debt. The downfall...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

Description of the Small Business Investment Company Debenture Program

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

Seeking foreign investors for your tech startup? Congress says, “not so fast.”

The U.S. Congress is currently considering legislation that would tap the brakes on foreign direct investment in the United States, particularly on investments in sensitive industries like artificial intelligence, robotics,...more

On-Demand Workers Help Both David and Goliath: Small Businesses Owners Continue to Embrace The Gig Economy in 2018

by Fisher Phillips on

Amidst all of the year-end articles recapping the world of labor and employment law and predicting the upcoming legal trends for the year-to-come, Bloomberg BNA identified “The Gig Economy and Flex Work” as one of the top...more

Five Common Myths about Utility Patents for Start-ups

1. As a start-up, utility patents are not worth the investment. While it is true that utility patents are expensive — costing up to $25,000 and about $10,000 on average — not having patent protection can end up costing...more

Financial Services Quarterly Report - Fourth Quarter 2017: New Singapore Regulatory Regime for Venture Capital Managers Takes...

by Dechert LLP on

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) on 20 October 2017 announced a lighter-touch regulatory regime for qualifying venture capital (VC) fund managers in Singapore. The new regime is aimed at promoting the fund management...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

Dear Littler: Does Equity Compensation Count as Wages under Federal and California Law?

by Littler on

Dear Littler: We need to hire some key personnel for our new tech company. We intend to offer them equity in the enterprise as compensation. The equity should be very valuable in the long run, and the deal we have in mind is...more

Trade Secrets And Start-Ups: What To Do When Secrets Walk Out The Front Door

Start-ups often face a complex relationship with their trade secrets. Many of the strengths of early stage start-ups, such as collaborative work among a small number of business partners and open access to proprietary...more

Biotech M&A: What Happened in 2017 and the Year Ahead

by Locke Lord LLP on

Looking across the entire M&A spectrum, overall deal values were generally on the decline in 2017. PricewaterhouseCoopers reports that ‘‘M&A values decreased by over 60% in Q3 2017 as compared to Q2 2017, and the $30.0...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

Your Startup Should Not Be an LLC

by WilmerHale on

I’m a big believer in keeping things simple. Don’t make more work for yourself, especially if you’re a launching a startup. Growing a business, staffing it, and keeping ahead of the competition is more than enough for anyone...more

The International Entrepreneur Rule is Back . . . for Now

by Barley Snyder on

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced last week that it will implement the Obama administration-era regulations permitting qualified foreign business people to enter the United States temporarily to build...more

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

by WilmerHale on

Some interesting links we found across the web this week: How Successful Founders Will Raise Money in 2018 - Research from the past year suggests that early-stage seed round fundraising for startups is changing....more

Status Of International Entrepreneur Rule on Tenuous Ground, But USCIS To Begin Accepting Applications

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

The DHS is giving with one hand and taking with the other. In response to the December 1, 2017 federal court ruling in National Venture Capital v. Duke, the DHS is complying and implementing the International Entrepreneur...more

Crowdfunding 101

by LeClairRyan on

“Crowdfunding” offers an option to startups and small businesses to raise capital, although it is a greatly misunderstood and misused term. It refers to the pooling of money from a crowd for the funding of a project or...more

Holland & Knight's Israel Practice Newsletter - Winter 2017

by Holland & Knight LLP on

Holland & Knight is a U.S.-based global law firm with a strong commitment to the state of Israel. We focus on providing guidance to Israeli investors and companies interested in doing business or making investments in the...more

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

by WilmerHale on

Some interesting links we found across the web this week: Is Your Startup Prepared for the GDPR? - During last month’s QuickLaunch University webinar, Partners Dr. Martin Braun and Dave Gammell discussed data privacy...more

International Entrepreneur Parole (IEP): NVCA Wins Case Challenging Delay

by Mintz Levin on

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

Five Things to Know About ICOs

by WilmerHale on

Initial coin offerings or similar types of sales of virtual-based coins and tokens, are quickly becoming an important fundraising tool for many early-stage companies. Last month, our QuickLaunch University webinar series...more

Is Your Startup Prepared for the GDPR?

by WilmerHale on

Last month’s QuickLaunch University webinar focused on European data privacy legislation and more specifically, the ambitious General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that goes into full effect on May 25, 2018. WilmerHale...more

International Entrepreneur Rule Survives, For Now

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

The Trump Administration rule delaying the International Entrepreneur Rule (IER) until March 14, 2018, had been implemented without following the necessary Administrative Procedures Act (APA) Notice and Comment Period...more

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

by WilmerHale on

Some interesting links we found across the web this week: What Actually Happens the Day Net Neutrality Is Repealed - In two weeks the FCC will decide if it will replace the current rules regarding “Net Neutrality.” ...more

Blog: Your Startup Received an Audit Notice – What’s Next?

by Cooley LLP on

While no one (even those of us who do this for a living) likes receiving an audit notice in the mail, the process can be less daunting if you understand some of the basics.  While we focus below on IRS audits, most of the...more

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