Category Archives: Start-up Company Law

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

Start-ups Are Changing Iran’s Economy

Earlier this week, Financial Times writer Najmeh Bozorgmehr reported that, “It carries at least 1m passengers every day, has an 85 per cent share of its local market and people speculate about its billion-dollar unicorn potential. Yet most people outside of its home market will not have heard of Snapp. It does not operate out… Continue Reading

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SoftBank Funding Fuels Competition Among Startup Venture Funds

Eliot Brown reported earlier this week at The Wall Street Journal Online that, “When Tony Xu, chief executive of food-delivery company DoorDash Inc., began raising funding late last year, he told investors he expected to raise up to $250 million to support his growing, five-year-old business. “He misjudged the market. SoftBank Group Corp. and Singapore… Continue Reading

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Start-Ups in China- Pool of Companies with Billion-Dollar Valuations Grow

Louise Lucas reported yesterday at The Financial Times Online that, “China’s leading start-ups, which include everything from fintech and drone companies to vegetable-sourcers for restaurants, make up one of the world’s biggest pool of unlisted companies with billion-dollar valuations. “Like their peers in Silicon Valley, these ‘unicorns‘ bleed money in the aggressive battle to win… Continue Reading

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Barclays Sets Up New Venture Capital-Style Unit

Nicholas Megaw reported yesterday at The Financial Times Online that, “Barclays has set up a new venture capital-style unit with the aim of adding billions of pounds to its annual revenues by 2025, in an effort to find new areas of growth after years of restructuring. “Barclays UK Ventures will be led by Ben Davey,… Continue Reading

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Venture Capital: Silicon Valley Now Shares Its Throne with Asia

Wall Street Journal writers  Phred Dvorak and Yasufumi Saito reported yesterday that, “Silicon Valley, long the undisputed king of venture capital, is now sharing its throne with Asia. “A decade ago, nearly three-quarters of the world’s financing of innovative, tech-heavy startups and young companies took place in the U.S., with American investors plowing money into… Continue Reading

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Farm Startup Seeks Piece of Online Food Delivery Business

Michael Corkery reported yesterday at The New York Times Online that, “Huge retailers like Walmart, Amazon and Peapod are fighting for a piece of the online food delivery business. “So is David Nowacoski, a chicken and pig farmer here in East Smithfield (Pa.). “Last month, Mr. Nowacoski started a service that delivers locally produced meats,… Continue Reading

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‘Cow Fitbits’ Are Coming to the Dairy Farm

Drew Harwell reported earlier this week at The Washington Post Online that, “In the two months since Richard Watson strapped 200 remote-control-sized transmitters around his cows’ necks, an artificial-intelligence system named Ida has pinged his phone with helpful alerts: when his cows are chewing the cud, when they’re feeling sick, when they’re ready for insemination…. Continue Reading

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Startup Challenges at Business Schools Have Ballooned

Wall Street Journal writer Kelsey Gee reported this week that, “Business schools have an elevator pitch for prospective students: Choose our school and win cash for your startup. “Contests for M.B.A. students to sell faculty judges on their business ideas have existed for decades, but the size, scope and stakes of the events have ballooned… Continue Reading

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Global Insight and Analysis Company DTN Acquires Purdue Ag Precision Startup

A news release this week from Purdue University stated, “Officials from DTN, a global insight and analysis company, announced Friday (March 30) that the company has closed its acquisition of ag precision technology company Spensa Technologies Inc., in a strategic move to expand its global agricultural business and mobile presence. “Spensa has built a reputation… Continue Reading

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FoodLogiQ Raises $19.5 Million

Wall Street Journal writer Erica Phillips reported last week that, “FoodLogiQ LLC, which develops supply-chain software to track food safety, raised $19.5 million in a new funding round that included investments by Tyson Foods Inc. subsidiary Tyson Ventures and sensor-manufacturer Testo Inc. “The Durham, N.C.-based company’s platform allows a food company’s suppliers to provide details about… Continue Reading

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