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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

TechConnect - Your Law Firm Link to Industry News - September 2017

by Mintz Levin on

Letter from the Editors - Words are very powerful and the language we use often frames a discussion. For example, the term “shareholder activist” sounds like a consumer friendly person who has everyone’s best interests at...more

Insurance Regulators and Startups Discuss Pitfalls and Engagement at InsureTech Connect 2017

• Recent shifts in insurance regulation are driven by consumer demand. • Traps for the unwary mean that insurtech startups should engage with regulators early and often. • Brokers need to know how to navigate the...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

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

by WilmerHale on

Some interesting links we found across the web this week: How Pro Rata Works in Venture Capital Deals - VC’s suffer from FOMO just like the rest of us. ...more

The Difference Between Venture Capital And Private Equity (And How Star Wars And Star Trek Will Help You Remember Them).

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

Quick quiz:- If your startup is seeking investors, will you have more success with private equity or venture capital firms? How about when you’re looking to sell that company? ...more

Blog: Choosing a Lawyer for Your Startup

by Cooley LLP on

Choosing a lawyer for your startup is a decision you should consider carefully. Your options may include solo practitioners, small regional firms, large multi-national firms and everything in between. You might even consider...more

Why Your Company Name Matters –The Right Name Accelerates Growth And Saves You Marketing Costs When Every Dollar Matters

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

Is your startup brand so strong that consumers tattoo the logo on their arm? Or so hard to pronounce that investors, vendors and customers are disinclined to do business with you? According to a study published in the...more

Incubate Illinois and Other Chicago Tech Resources

by Freeborn & Peters LLP on

First, for those in attendance at the second annual Incubate Illinois Conference, held on July 12, thank you. You made the event a tremendous success. We set out to develop a forum where the greatest thought leaders in...more

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

by WilmerHale on

Some interesting links we found across the web this week: Congratulations, Your Startup Is Profitable! Now What? Becoming cashflow positive can be exciting and emboldening....more

Using “Finders” to Find Capital: Avoiding Problems for Your Company

by Varnum LLP on

Raising money for your startup can be hard. Not every entrepreneur can walk into Silicon Valley with a business idea and walk out with multiple VC term sheets in hand. Sometimes the only path to financing your startup is...more

Future of Insurtech: Opportunities and Challenges

The emerging insurance tech (“insurtech”) industry is growing at breakneck speed. While in 2011 insurtech startups received $140 million in funding from 28 total deals, investment increased more than tenfold in 2016, with...more

2017 Digital Health Funding For Emerging Companies Setting Records

by Cozen O'Connor on

2017 is setting records for the funding of digital health emerging companies according to two recent reports. Two leading digital health stakeholders StartUp Health and Rock Health published separate reports in the last two...more

Applying Georgia's Angel Investor Tax Credits to Convertible Promissory Notes

by Taylor English Duma LLP on

A friend recently asked if the Georgia Angel Investor Tax Credit program would cover an angel investor’s investment in a start-up’s convertible promissory note. It was a good question because start-ups often raise funds...more

Five Questions for Investors in Insurtech

Decisions you make when founding and/or investing in an insurtech venture can dictate your regulatory obligations, tax liability, operational structure and, ultimately, profitability. Here are five seemingly simple...more

Go West: Venture Financings and Expansion Projects in the United States

At $15 billion, venture capital and private equity investment flow from the United States into Germany in Q1 2017 is already triple the levels of the prior two years. As the U.S. and German tech ecosystems become more closely...more

Does Existing Tax Law Satisfy the Current and Future Needs of Social Enterprise?

While those working in social enterprise are still grappling with how to define it, Professor of Law Lloyd Hitoshi Mayer of Notre Dame Law School takes a look at social enterprise through the lens of domestic tax law, and...more

Corporate Venture Capital 2017 - Structures, Challenges, Success Factors

In a time of ever-shorter innovation cycles and the increased digitalization of many value-added chains, established businesses need to constantly evolve and reinvent themselves – even going so far as to rethink their core...more

Corporate Venture Capital 2017 - Strukturen, Herausforderungen, Erfolgsfaktoren

In a time of ever-shorter innovation cycles and the increased digitalization of many value-added chains, established businesses need to constantly evolve and reinvent themselves – even going so far as to rethink their core...more

How Insurtechs Maximize Profits and Competitive Advantage

by Mintz Levin on

The potential to disrupt the historic insurance industry model has made insurtech one of the hottest new areas of innovation and investment, with entrepreneurs developing technologies at a breakneck pace and venture capital...more

Corporate Venture Capital Survey: Q1 2017

by Morgan Lewis on

During the first quarter of 2017, corporate venture capital (CVC) programs at major companies continued to make significant investments in promising startups and late-stage enterprises. In this survey, we briefly review...more

IoT Startups & Exits: CEOs & Investors Share Wins, Trade Scars

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

On Wednesday May 31st, the Boston Foley & Lardner office hosted the third installment of the Boston/New England IoT Meetup series. The Internet of Things (IoT) focuses on the vast network of devices connected to the internet,...more

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

by WilmerHale on

Some interesting links we found across the web this week: Venture Capital Funding for Cleantech Still Looks Pretty Grim The startup world at large is looking for a rebound after a down year in 2016, but if the Brookings...more

Blog: Quarterly VC Update: Adam Valkin on the State of Venture Capital Investing

by Cooley LLP on

In conjunction with our Q1 Venture Financing Report, I sat down with Adam Valkin, managing director at General Catalyst, to get his take on the current state of venture capital investing. A few highlights from...more

2017 Venture Capital Report

by WilmerHale on

Following record levels of financing activity and proceeds in 2014 and 2015, the venture capital market cooled in 2016, with a decrease in the number of financings and a sharp contraction in valuations. Despite the decline in...more

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