Category Archives: Start-up Company Law

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

Tech Marketers See Opportunity in Fashion Startups

Emma Jacobs reported yesterday at The Financial Times Online that, “Luckily for [Michael Malinsky, co-founder and chief executive of KF Beauty which owns the Wunderbrow product], the perfectly arched brow is a dream pursued by legions of others. Wunderbrow’s Instagram feed is a steady stream of so-called influencers, such as Amadea Dashurie who has 620,000… Continue Reading

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Startups Fail to Beat the Car Salesman; Now Catering to Them

Bloomberg writer Gabrielle Coppola reported yesterday that, “The auto dealer — around for more than a century and viewed almost as negatively as members of Congress — looked like a ripe target for disruption when retailing moved online. Now that startups have tried and failed to beat the car salesman, many are taking a different route:… Continue Reading

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Startup Creates World’s First Chicken Strips From Self-Reproducing Cells

Wall Street Journal writer Jacob Bunge reported last week that, “A Bay Area food-technology startup says it has created the world’s first chicken strips grown from self-reproducing cells without so much as ruffling a feather. “And the product pretty much tastes like chicken, according to people who were offered samples Tuesday in San Francisco, before… Continue Reading

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Extension Webinar: How to Grow a Horticulture Business

A Purdue University news release this week indicated that, “Purdue Extension will host a webinar covering the keys to success for small-scale horticulture businesses. The webinar is free and will be presented March 29, 11 a.m. to noon. Registration is required. “The featured speaker will be Jack Klemeyer, a veteran business coach, consultant, and founder… Continue Reading

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Company’s Challenge: Create Consumer Interest in Organic Cotton, Similar to Organic Food

John Ewoldt reported this week at the Minneapolis Star Tribune Online that, “Organic cotton textiles register no more than a footnote in the world’s cotton production, but Vishal Naithani wants to change that. “His company, Sustained Organic Living in Edina, selects certified organic cotton grown in India with non-GMO seeds. The products are made using… Continue Reading

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Restaurant Deliverer Foodsby Raises $6 million- Breaking Out of Downtown Delivery

Kavita Kumar reported last week at the Minneapolis Star Tribune Online that, “While the restaurant delivery industry has been exploding in recent years, a Minneapolis-based start-up thinks it has cornered an untapped piece of the market: big office buildings in the suburbs. “‘If you look downtown, it’s a crowded space,’ said Ben Cattoor, CEO of… Continue Reading

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Iowa AgriTech Accelerator Will Host Its First Class This Year

Laurie Bedord reported this week at Successful Farming magazine online that, “The Iowa AgriTech Accelerator, which was launched in 2016 by the Greater Des Moines Partnership and the Cultivation Corridor, will host its first class this year. Focused on ag tech startup companies, the Accelerator is designed to build upon one of the state’s key… Continue Reading

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St. Louis AgTech Hub Urged to Focus on Community Development

Steph Kukuljan reported last week at the St. Louis Business Journal Online that, “39 North, St. Louis’ agtech innovation hub, should focus on community development and diversity in order to truly succeed, Danforth Center Chief Operating Officer Sam Fiorello said [Feb. 21st] at Venture Cafe’s latest program. “Fiorello was part of a panel discussion on… Continue Reading

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Spreading Venture Capital to “Everybody, Everywhere”

Wall Street Journal writer Deborah Gage reported this week that, “Silicon Valley continues to attract more venture capital and more startups than anywhere in the U.S., but Steve Case says that has to change. The AOL co-founder and chief executive of investment firm Revolution LLC says ‘everybody, everywhere‘ should get a shot at the American dream…. Continue Reading

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Start-up Developing Calorie Sensing Smartphone

A recent article at the Food Navigator (Asia) Online reported that, “The world’s first material-sensing smartphone, which could potentially tell you how many calories you’re about to eat, will launch in China later this year, its manufacturer has said. “The Changhong H2, featuring components made by a Consumer Physics, boasts a tiny near-infrared spectrometer that… Continue Reading

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