Category Archives: Start-up Company Law

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

Manufacturing Start-ups in India Garner Attention

Simon Mundy reported yesterday at The Financial Times Online that, “Start-ups in ecommerce, apps and IT services have swept India over the past decade — producing a cohort of young tech multimillionaires. Their peers in hardware have received less attention, and their expansion has been more modest. Between 2014 and 2016, hardware-focused Indian start-ups raised… Continue Reading

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Missouri Governor Highlights “Innovation Fund”

David Nicklaus reported yesterday at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Online that, “Gov. Eric Greitens wants Missouri to support entrepreneurs on a much larger scale than it ever has, but he doesn’t want bureaucrats picking winners and losers. “His solution is something he’s calling a Missouri innovation fund, which would be launched with borrowed money and… Continue Reading

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Baby-Food Startup Partnering with Actress Jennifer Garner

Annie Gasparro reported today at The Wall Street Journal Online that, “The former chief executive of organic food brand Annie’s Homegrown is heading into the crowded baby-food business. “John Foraker is taking on the top role at a two-year-old startup Once Upon a Farm, which is partnering with actress Jennifer Garner to help market the… Continue Reading

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Ag-celerator Fund to Provide up to $100,000 for Purdue Agriculture Startups

A recent news release from Purdue University indicated that, “Purdue University-affiliated agricultural startups looking for early seed-stage funding to help with their plant sciences innovation can receive up to $100,000 through the Ag-celerator innovation fund. “A callout meeting and information session on Ag-celerator, a partnership between the Purdue University College of Agriculture and the Purdue… Continue Reading

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Flying Car Start-Up Raises $90 Million

Michael J. de la Merced reported this week at The New York Times Online that, “As interest in flying cars continues to swell, one of the most prominent start-ups working on the technology has gained a big new backer. “Lilium Aviation, a German company that held a successful test flight of the Eagle, its two-seat… Continue Reading

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Cargill Invests in “Clean Meat” Startup Company

Jacob Bunge reported yesterday at The Wall Street Journal Online that, “Cargill Inc. is betting you won’t always need cattle to make hamburgers. “The agricultural conglomerate has invested in Memphis Meats Inc., a startup developing technology to grow meat from self-reproducing animal cells. The stake marks the first investment by a traditional meat company in… Continue Reading

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Large Venture-Capital Funds Piling Up in Silicon Valley

Eliot Brown reported last week at The Wall Street Journal Online that, “Giant venture-capital funds are piling up in Silicon Valley, a sign that foundations, pension funds and endowments are still willing to rush money into the risky startup sector despite lingering concerns about overheated valuations. “The latest firm to raise a jumbo-size fund is… Continue Reading

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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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