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Revised Senate Tax Reform Bill Represents Win for Technology Sector

by Fenwick & West LLP on

Paving the way for a net-win for technology companies, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) released a modified chairman’s mark to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that brings treatment of equity and...more

Antitrust Alert - Merger control in Europe - What changes in 2017

The European Union (“EU") merger control regime coexists with national merger control regimes in almost all of the 28 EU Member States. Depending on the parties’ turnover and market shares, the filing and clearance of...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

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

Becoming a Unicorn Fintech by Shoring Up Intellectual Property

Investment in fintech companies is at an all-time high. “Unicorns” are start-ups that have valuations of more than 1 billion dollars. The majority of the unicorns are in the fintech industry. Fintech companies are often agile...more

Healthcare & Life Sciences Private Equity Deal Tracker: NRD Capital Invests in FundRX

by McGuireWoods LLP on

NRD Capital Management has announced a growth capital investment in FundRx. The investment was made through NRD’s affiliate NRD Healthcare Solutions....more

Is VC Investment in the Legal Tech Market on the Decline?: eDiscovery Trends

by CloudNine on

Last week, we took a look at whether the eDiscovery market is growing, shrinking or shifting. This week, let’s take a look at whether venture capital investment in the legal tech market is rising or falling....more

Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs): The Current State of Play

The ICO boom in 2017 brings with it questions of jurisdiction and compliance, and a need for further guidance - The benefits of ICOs in raising capital, as well as in providing a marketing push for a new business model,...more

Is the eDiscovery Market Growing or Shrinking? Or Maybe SHIFTING?: eDiscovery Trends

by CloudNine on

If you look at the number of eDiscovery companies that have been merged or acquired over the past couple of years, you might think that the market is shrinking. On the other hand, if you look at the number of venture capital...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

Despite Legal Uncertainties, Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) Attract Startup Attention

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

Over $1.5 billion has been raised by token offerings – also known as initial coin offerings or ICOs – so far in 2017. Not surprisingly, many startups are eager to capitalize on this possible funding source. Although ICOs...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

Silicon Valley Venture Capital Survey – Third Quarter 2017

by Fenwick & West LLP on

This quarter we are giving you, our readers, a “First Look” that allows us to provide you the top line trends for venture capital financings of Silicon Valley companies in Q3 more quickly. This “First Look” report will be...more

Self-Driving Cars Spurred by Convergence of Traditional Manufacturers and Tech Companies, Foley Survey Finds

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

The race to self-driving cars has created new challenges and opportunities for companies, particularly automotive original equipment manufacturers that are facing competition from non-traditional sources in the technology...more

Importing Products From China: Beware FCC Regulations

by Revision Legal on

There are many startup and already successful e-commerce entrepreneurs who are importing products from China and then make good profits by re-selling them on Amazon and/or on similar online sales platforms....more

No Juice For A Preliminary Injunction

by Orrick - IP Landscape on

Order Denying Juicero Inc.’s Motion For Preliminary Injunction, Juicero, Inc. v. iTaste Co., et al., N.D. Cal. (October 5, 2017) (Judge Beth Labson Freeman) - This recent decision from the Northern District of California...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

Surviving the Storm

by K&L Gates LLP on

The government has introduced major law reforms to Australia's insolvency laws which will come into effect next year. With news of established local and international fashion brands facing financial difficulty and entering...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

Clean Robotics: Massachusetts Clean Energy Center Accepting Funding Proposals for Innovative Robotics Solutions, Investment and...

On September 27, the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) released a Request for Proposals seeking applications to the InnovateMass program, which provides up to $250,000 in grant funding for clean energy and water...more

Blockchain Energizer – Volume 15

by K&L Gates LLP on

There is a lot of buzz around blockchain technology and its potential to revolutionize a wide range of industries from finance and health care to real estate and supply chain management. Reports estimate that over $1.4...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

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