Category Archives: Start-up Company Law

Topics that may be of interest to new companies or individuals/entities that finance them.

New York Governor Signs Legislation to Allow Farm Distilleries to Sell New York State Labelled Beer, Wine, and Cider for On-Premises Consumption

The Associated Press reported yesterday that, “Farm distilleries can now sell New York state labelled beer, wine and cider for consumption on-site. “Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation approving the sales on Tuesday. The Democrat says it allows for new revenue streams and exposure for brewers, distillers, winemakers and cider makers.” The AP article explained that,… Continue Reading

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Collaborizm, a Kickstarter-esque Website- Specializes in Helping Companies in the Pre-incubation Stage

Steven Rocker reported yesterday at The New York Times Online that, “When a huge earthquake hit his hometown in Nepal in 2015, Madindra Aryal and his family had to stay in tents without electricity. He and his neighbors lived in complete darkness at night, and they could not charge their cellphones, which meant they were… Continue Reading

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Farm Start-up Plenty Raises $200 Million

An article posted last week at the BBC Online reported that, “Plenty, a San Francisco vertical farming start-up, has raised $200m (£154m) from big-name investors that include Japanese media giant SoftBank, Alphabet’s Eric Schmidt and Amazon boss Jeff Bezos. “Plenty said it would use the money to expand in the US and abroad. “The firm,… Continue Reading

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Startup “Brandless,” Implements Different Business Model in Online Retailing

Sharon Terlep reported earlier this month at The Wall Street Journal Online that, “A new online retailer is betting it can get American shoppers to break up with big brands from Colgate to Heinz. “Called Brandless, the San Francisco-based startup on Tuesday [July 11] started selling generic, health- and environmentally conscious consumer staples, such as… Continue Reading

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Board Members Resign at Healthy Food Start-Up, Hampton Creek

Nick Wingfield reported yesterday at The New York Times Online that, “Nearly the entire board of Hampton Creek, a high-profile food start-up responsible for the Just Mayo condiment, resigned last month, leaving the company’s founder and chief executive, Josh Tetrick, as its only member. “The resignation of the four board members was the latest sign… Continue Reading

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In Business Creation at Universities, UCLA Tops the List

Ronald D. White reported in today’s Los Angeles Times that, “Since joining UCLA’s faculty in 1988, urology researcher Arie Belldegrun has developed a specialty: starting companies with the university’s help. “Belldegrun’s track record includes selling his first company, the Santa Monica cancer therapy biotech Agensys Inc., for more than $500 million. In 2009, Belldegrun’s Cougar… Continue Reading

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Crowdfunding Concept Coming to College Savings

A recent Associated Press article reported that, “People have used crowdfunding sites to raise money for business ideas, help afford medical emergencies and even to pay for vacations. Now the concept is coming to college savings. “More 529 plans, the accounts that give families a way to put away cash for college, are adding crowdfunding-like… Continue Reading

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Media Startups Look to Unpaid Student Writers

Austen Hufford reported this week at The Wall Street Journal Online that, “As head editor for the local chapter of an online food-culture publication, Brogan Dearinger spent most mornings last fall coming up with story ideas, editing submissions and checking the performance of articles. “But there was no money in it—at least not for her…. Continue Reading

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Founders vs. Investors- A Pendulum Swing in Calling the Shots

Katie Benner reported yesterday at The New York Times Online that, “The conventional wisdom in the world of Silicon Valley start-ups has been that the founders call the shots and that the investors are cheerleaders — and sometimes enablers — of the entrepreneurs they backed. “But on Tuesday, when investors pressured Travis Kalanick to step… Continue Reading

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Startup Wave Has Hit Mexico Hard

Marcus Dantus indicated yesterday at The Financial Times Online that, “If you walk through the streets of Mexico City’s hipster neighbourhoods of Condesa or Roma, you are almost certain to bump into an aspiring entrepreneur. The entrepreneurial wave has hit Mexico hard and seems to be gaining momentum rapidly. A new generation of millennials and post-millennials,… Continue Reading

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